Deadline: November 7, 2017



The Chevening programme grants awards to outstanding individuals with leadership potential from around the world. A Chevening OCIS Fellowship Award offers financial support to individuals who are dedicated to the promotion of academic activities which encourage a more informed understanding of the culture and civilization of Islam and contemporary Muslim societies to undertake independent study and research at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.



Applications are invited from individuals from the following countries:

  • Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Burma, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

To be eligible for a Chevening OCIS Fellowship, you must:

  • Demonstrate the potential to rise to a position of leadership and influence.
  • Demonstrate the personal, intellectual and interpersonal attributes reflecting this potential.
  • Be a citizen of one of the above listed countries, who will return to your home country at the end of the period of fellowship.
  • A postgraduate (PG) level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application
  • Significant professional and/or academic research experience (5+ years)
  • Applicants who have previously received financial benefit from an HMG funded scholarship or fellowship are eligible to apply after a period of five years following the completion of their first HMG  funded award and are required to demonstrate their career progression from that point
  • Provide evidence of meeting at least the minimum English language abilities for Chevening Awards
  • Not hold dual nationality where one nationality is British (other than for nationals exempt from this requirement listed in the Chevening Guidance for Applicants).
  • Not be employees, employees’ relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than two years before) of Her Majesty’s Government including the FCO (including FCO posts), the British Council, DFID, MOD, BIS, UKTI and UKBA, the Association of Commonwealth Universities or OCIS or any of their wholly-owned subsidiaries



Applicants should be prepared to outline a short proposal on the area of academic research they would like to conduct at the time of application submission. The proposal should include a main research question and how the applicant intends to conduct this research while in residence at the Center.


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