Mid-Career Professionals: Chevening-Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Fellowship Programme 2024 (Fully Funded for Study in the UK)

Deadline: November 7th 2023 | UK Chevening Scholarships for developing countries 2024

The UK Chevening Scholarships for developing countries 2024 Fellowships are designed for professionals or academics in the middle of their careers who are committed to advancing scholarly pursuits that foster a better knowledge of the culture and civilisation of Islam and modern Muslim societies.

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Programme Structure

  • In order to complete their own project on the culture and civilisation of Islam and current Muslim countries in a global perspective, fellows will conduct independent research for six months.
  • The opportunity to network with experts from various fields who specialise in the Islamic world will be beneficial to fellows. They will also have the chance to discuss topics related to the Islamic world, such as Islamic history, classical Islamic sciences, economics, Islamic finance, public health, science and technology in the Muslim world, and the study of Muslims in the West. Fellows will support the Center’s goal of fostering enduring conversation and collaboration among scholars studying Islamic culture, civilisation, and modern Muslim countries around the world.
  • OCIS is a centre for advanced study of Islam and the Muslim world that serves as a bridge between Western and Islamic academic cultures.
  • Starting in October 2024, this fellowship programme will be launched. Prior to travelling to the UK, fellows must create their own research project that will be their primary focus during their fellowship.

Eligibility


Turkish applicants may apply for the Chevening OCIS Abdullah Gül Fellowship.

If you want to be considered for a Chevening OCIS Fellowship, you must:

  • Show that you have the potential to become influential and in a position of leadership.
  • Show the character traits, knowledge, and social skills that are indicative of this potential.
  • You must be a citizen of one of the following countries: Afghanistan (please see the note below for additional eligibility requirements), Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, or Uzbekistan.
  • At the conclusion of the fellowship time, return to your country of citizenship.
  • Possess, at the time of application, a postgraduate degree (or comparable professional training or experience in a related field).
  • possess substantial (at least five years’ worth) professional or academic research experience
  • Have a solid working understanding of English so that it can be determined whether you qualify for an interview after submitting your application.
  • Not possess British nationality or dual nationality
  • Not work for, have worked for, or been employed by His Majesty’s Government in the two years prior to the opening of Chevening applications (this includes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, all British Embassies/High Commissions, the Home Office, the Ministry of Defence, the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, the Department for International Trade, and the UKVI), the British Council, a sponsoring UK nonprofit organisation, or the European Union. Note: Immediate relatives are classified as parents, siblings, or step-siblings, children, or step-children, spouses, civil partners, or unmarried people (if the couple has been together for at least two years in a relationship that is analogous to marriage or a civil partnership).

Benefits

  • OCIS conducted study for six months.
  • For the term of the fellowship, living costs.
  • Flights in economy from the home nation to the UK.
  • a package of payments for actions related to research.
  • access to a calendar of activities and events organised by the FCDO and the Chevening Secretariat in the cultural realm.


For Additional Information

Visit the Chevening-Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Fellowship Programme 2024 has an official website.

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