Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is a recognized indepent centre of the University of Oxford. It promotes excellence in the study of Islam and Muslim societies in any area of the arts, humanitites, or social sciences. The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies provides a meeting point between the Islamic and Western worlds of learning. Through good scholarship it promotes a more informed understanding of Islam – its culture and civilisation.
The Centre has developed an international network of personal and institutional contacts to enable liaison, dialogue and exchange between t he 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.
Applications are invited for the Imam Bukhari and Imam Tirmizi Visiting Research Fellowships tenable during the academic year 2010 – 2011. Applicants should be citizens of countries in Asia or Africa. Each Research Fellowship carries a stipend of £3000 and membership of the Common Room. The stipend is intended as a asupplementary award and may be held in conjunction with other reaearch grants, stipends, or sabbatical salaries. The visiting research felloships may be held from 1 October 2010 for a minimum period of three months.
Applications forms may be obtained from the Centre website or from Academic Assistant email. Applicatons should include a curriculum vitae and a brief statement of proposed research. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the Centre. The closing date for receipt of applications is 4th December 2009. All correspondence should be addressed to:Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies George Street, Oxford OX1 2 AR, UK Tel: 44 1865 278730 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.oxcis.ac.uk