Visiting Fellowships

Research at the Centre is currently focused within the following broad areas:

  • Classical Islamic sciences
  • Muslim societies past and present          
  • Identity and citizenship (with special reference to Muslims in the West)
  • Islamic finance and economic and human development

Applications are decided on the merits of the particular research the applicant is proposing to do or to complete, and scholars working in other areas are encouraged to apply.

Visiting Fellowships and Visiting Research Fellowships

Applications for Visiting Fellowships and Visiting Research Fellowships are now OPEN for the academic year 202223.

The Abdul Aziz Al-Mutawa and the Muhammad Bin-Ladin Visiting Fellowships

These two stipendiary Visiting Fellowships are awarded annually to support an extended period of independent study and research at Oxford. They carry an annual stipend of £5000.

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Application Guidelines

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The Imam Bukhari and the Imam Tirmizi Visiting Research Fellowship

These two stipendiary Visiting Research Fellowships are open to citizens of countries in Asia or Africa and are intended to encourage interaction among academics from different traditions of learning. They carry an annual stipend of £4000.

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Application Guidelines

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Scholar-in-Residence Awards

The Centre also welcomes applications for a limited number of non-stipendiary Scholar-in-Residence awards.

The application window will open in March 2022 for academic year 2022-23.


Chevening Visiting Fellowships

The Chevening Visiting Fellowships Programme is run in partnership with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Chevening Fellows normally spend two terms of self-directed research at the Centre.

For October 2022 entry, up to four fully funded OCIS-Chevening Visiting Fellowships are available. These Fellowships are restricted to applicants from:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malaysia, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

The Abdullah Gül Chevening Fellowship is restricted to applicants from Turkey.

Applications are submitted online via the Chevening website and the application window is now CLOSED. The application window will open again in Autumn 2022.

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SC–OCIS Visiting Fellowship

Applications for the SC–OCIS Visiting Fellowship will be open soon.


Address enquiries to: 

The Academic Administrator
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
Marston Road Oxford
OX3 0EE, UK.
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 618542, 618500


Other Fellowships

Other Fellowships are advertised periodically. These are awarded either to complement the Centre’s own current research programmes or to support research in other areas. Vacancies for such positions are advertised here.