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Oxford University Gazette, 11 June 2009:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

Visiting Research Fellowships 2010–11

Applications are invited for the Imam Bukhari and Imam Tirmizi Visiting Research Fellowships tenable during the academic year 2010–11.

Applicants shuld be citizens of countries in Asia or Africa. Preference will be given to those studying classical Islamic sciences, although other areas in the humanities and social sciences will be considered. Each fellowship carries a stipend of £3,000 and membership of the common room. The stipend is intended as a supplementary award and may be held in conjunction with other research grants, stipends, or sabbatical salaries. The fellowships may be held from 1 October 2010 for a minimum period of three months.

The fellowships are intended to encourage interaction among academics from different traditions of learning. The fellows will be expected to devote their time to research and writing and to participate in the centre's academic activities.


Visiting Fellowships 2010–11

Applications are invited for Visiting Fellowships tenable during the academic year 2010–11.

The fellowships are offered to support research in any area of the arts, humanities, or social sciences that has relevance to the study of Islam or the Muslim world, particularly anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, law, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, and sociology.

Applicants should normally be scholars or writers at the postdoctoral or equivalent level, but senior researchers are also eligible. An academic affiliation is not a necessary requirement.

Each fellowship carries a stipend of £4,000 and membership of the common room. The stipend is intended as a supplementary award and may be held in conjunction with other research grants, stipends, or sabbatical salaries. The fellowships may be held from 1 October 2010 for up to nine months (though shorter periods will be considered).

Further details and application forms for Visiting Research Fellowships and Visiting Fellowships may be obtained from the Academic Assistant, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR (telephone: Oxford (2)78730, fax: 248942, e-mail: academic.assistant@oxcis.ac.uk), or from the centre's Web site, www.oxcis.ac.uk. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a brief statement of the proposed research. Two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the centre. The closing date for receipt of applications is 4 December 2009.