Country: UK Deadline: Oct. 9, 2021 Category: Fellowship Program Length: 6 months

Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Fellowship (OCIS) and OCIS Abdullah Gül Fellowship in UK: Fully funded

The Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Fellowships are 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 following fellowships are a collaboration between the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and OCIS: Chevening OCIS Fellowship; Chevening OCIS Abdullah Gül Fellowship

Application Criteria for Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Fellowship (OCIS) and OCIS Abdullah Gül Fellowship

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

  • Be a citizen of China and currently live in the country
  • Return to your country of citizenship at the end of the period of the fellowship
  • Have at least five years’ work experience prior to applying
  • Be a mid-career professional in your respective field
  • Have a postgraduate level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application
  • Meet the required English language abilities for this fellowship
  • Not hold British or dual-British citizenship
  • Not be an employee, a former employee, or relative of an employee (since July 2016) of Her Majesty’s Government (including British Embassies/High Commissions, the Department for International Development, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the Ministry of Defence and the Home Office), the British Council, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Eligible Nationalities

Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan (The Chevening OCIS Abdullah Gül Fellowship is available to applicants from Turkey.)

Terms and Conditions

Please note that applicants who have previously received financial benefit from a HMG-funded scholarship or fellowship are eligible to apply after a period of five years following the completion of their first HMG-funded award. In these cases, applicants will be required to demonstrate their career progression from that point.

More details about this opportunity!

Benefits include:

  • Full programme fees
  • Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship
  • Return economy airfare from China to the UK
  • Allowance package for research-related activities
  • Access to a programme of cultural events and activities organised by the FCDO and the Chevening Secretariat

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