Visiting Fellowships
Visiting Research Fellowships

The Centre has developed an international network of personal and institutional contacts to enable liaison, dialogue and exchange between the Islamic and Western worlds of learning. Protocols of academic cooperation exist between the Centre and many institutions worldwide, facilitating the exchange of scholars and researchers. The Centre's programme of Visiting Fellowships and Scholarships plays a key role in these international activities. Since its inception in 1987 the programme has brought to Oxford scholars and students from more than forty countries in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe.

An expanding programme of Visiting Fellowships and Scholarships enables the Centre to bring to Oxford scholars from around the world with academic interests in the Islamic world. Click to download the 2015 poster.

  • Distinguished Fellowships are awarded periodically by invitation.

  • Vacancies for permanent positions are advertised here.

Visiting Fellowships

Visiting Fellowships are awarded annually to enable scholars or writers to spend an extended period of  independent study and research at Oxford. The following Fellowships are established at the Centre:

Visiting Research Fellowships

The Imam Bukhari and Imam Tirmizi Research Fellowships are offered each year to scholars from Asia and Africa.

Chevening Visiting Fellowships

The Centre also has a Chevening Visiting Fellowships Programme which is run with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. These Chevening Visiting Fellowships are 'by invitation only'.

Visiting Fellowship under a Scholar in Residence Programme in Islamic Finance

Applications are invited for a Visiting Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, under a Scholar in Residence Programme in Islamic Finance, jointly supported by the Centre and the Securities Commission Malaysia. The Visiting Fellow will be expected to conduct research on a topic of contemporary relevance to the field of Islamic Finance. The tenure of the Visiting Fellowship is for one academic year (with candidates being considered for the year commencing October 2015). Information on how to apply can be found here. Click here to download an application form. Please note that the deadline for applications is 23 January 2015.

CHCI-OCIS Visiting Fellowship

Applications for the CHCI-OCIS Visiting Fellowship are now open. Click to download the 2015 poster.

Research Fellowships

From time to time, the Centre advertises other Research Fellowships. They are awarded in support of those who wish to pursue independent full-time study and  research.

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