The Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Fellowship is a collaboration between the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and OCIS. The Chevening OCIS Fellowship is aimed at mid-career academics or professionals who are dedicated to the promotion of academic activities which encourage a more informed understanding of the culture and civilisation of Islam and contemporary Muslim societies. The Chevening OCIS Abdullah Gül Fellowship is only open to applicants from Turkey.
Both OCIS Fellowships offer financial support for individuals to undertake a period of independent, self-driven research at the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies.
About the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is a Recognized Independent Centre of the University of Oxford, established in 1985 and incorporated by the Royal Charter. Its Patron is HRH The Prince of Wales.
The Centre encourages a better understanding of the culture and civilisation of Islam, and of all aspects of contemporary Muslim societies in their global context. At Oxford, it contributes to the multi-disciplinary study of the Muslim world. Beyond Oxford, its role is strengthened by strong international academic links and contacts. The Centre pursues its aims through teaching, research, and publication, attaching special importance to promoting sustained dialogue and collaboration within the global academic community.
The Centre moved in 2016 to a new purpose-built building close to the centre of Oxford, set around courtyards and gardens, and incorporating a library, auditorium, offices, teaching rooms, and a mosque. It maintains a range of programmes, including scholarships and fellowships, lectures, and seminar series, and organises regular national and international conferences.
The Centre has many years of experience, through its scholarship and fellowship programmes, of hosting visiting scholars and assisting them in making the most of all that the wider academic life of Oxford has to offer.
About the fellowship programme
Fellows will undertake a period of self-directed research focussing on their own project on the culture and civilisation of Islam and contemporary Muslim societies in a global context.