Visiting Fellowships

The Centre's research areas include:

  • Muslim Societies Past and Present          
  • Identity and Citizenship: Muslims in Britain and the West
  • Classical Islamic Sciences
  • Economic and Human Development and Islamic Finance
  • Science, Technology and Environment in Muslim Societies

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

Visiting Fellowships and Visiting Research Fellowships

Applications for Visiting Fellowships and Visiting Research Fellowship are now CLOSED for the academic year 202425 and will re-open again in the autumn for 2025-26.

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


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


Visiting Fellowships and Visiting Research Fellowships - Round 2

Applications for non-stipendiary Visiting Fellowship and Visiting Research Fellowship awards are now CLOSED for academic year 2024-25 and will reopen in spring 2025 for 2025-26.

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Application Guidelines


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.

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. The application window is now CLOSED for 2024/25 entry. For more information:


SC–OCIS Visiting Fellowship

Applications for the SC–OCIS Visiting Fellowship in Islamic Finance are now CLOSED for the academic year 2024–25 and will reopen again in the first quarter of 2025 for the following academic year.

The SC-OCIS Visiting Fellowship in Islamic Finance information leaflet for 2024-25 can be viewed by clicking here


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.


Address enquiries to: 

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