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African Visiting Fellowships 2004--5

The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and the Rhodes Chair of Race Relations are offering two African Visiting Research Fellowships for the academic year 2004--5. Applications are invited from scholars working in African universities or research institutions.

The fellowships will be awarded in the fields of Modern History or the Social Sciences, including Anthropology, Human Geography and Cultural Studies. The OCIS Fellowship will be awarded for the study of any aspect of Islam, or Muslim Societies, in Africa, including North Africa and South Africa. The Rhodes Chair Fellowship can focus on any aspect of African Studies, but will exclude scholars from North Africa or South Africa.

The successful fellows will receive a maintenance and accommodation grant of £1,000 a month, for up to nine months. Travel costs will be paid up to £800. The grant will also cover the cost of affiliation of the Rhodes Chair Fellowship to St Antony's College and of the OCIS Fellowship to the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity for scholars working in African universities to spend an extended research period at Oxford, and to enrich the study of Africa at the University. Fellows will be expected to reside in Oxford during term, to give and contribute to seminars, and to participate in discussion with postgraduates, possibly through a limited amount of postgraduate seminar teaching.

Applications for both fellowships should be sent to the Academic Secretary, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR, by 27 February 2004. These should include a full curriculum vitae with details of publications, and a short research proposal of 500 words. E-mail applications are welcome to Enquiries concerning the OCIS Fellowship should be addressed to and for the Rhodes Chair Fellowship to

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