Visiting Fellowships

The Centre's research areas include:

  • 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
  • Public health, science and technology

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 are now CLOSED for the academic year 202324. Applications will re-open in September 2023 for 2024-25.

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

The Centre welcomes applications for a limited number of non-stipendiary Visiting Fellowship and Visiting Research Fellowship awards.

Applications are now CLOSED for the academic year 2023–24. Applications will re-open in March 2024 for 2024-25.

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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 currently CLOSED, but will re-open again in summer 2023 for 2024/25 entry.

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SC–OCIS Visiting Fellowship

Applications for the SC–OCIS Visiting Fellowship in Islamic Finance for 2023-24 are now OPEN.

To view the SC-OCIS Visiting Fellowship in Islamic Finance information leaflet click here.

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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