Chevening/OCIS-Abdullah Gul Fellowship Programme in Turkey

The OCIS-Abdullah Gul Fellowship Programme is now open. Only Turkish students are welcome to apply. Through this fellowship they will conduct research in UK in any relevant subjects. All candidates must demonstrate the potential to rise to a position of leadership and influence. A range of benefits will be given to the winning fellows. The application deadline is November 7, 2017.

Fellowship Description
The Chevening Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) Fellowship is a collaboration between the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, OCIS and Office of Abdullah Gül, 11th President of Republic of Turkey. The Chevening/OCIS–Abdullah Gul Fellowship is aimed at mid-career academics or professionals who are dedicated to the promotion of academic activities which encourage a more informed understanding of the culture and civilisation of Islam and contemporary Muslim societies. The Chevening/OCIS-Abdullah Gul Fellowship is only open to applicants from Turkey.

Award Value
Fellows will receive benefits as follow:

  • The six-month period of research at OCIS.
  • Living expenses for the duration of the fellowship.
  • Return economy airfare from their home country to the UK.
  • Allowance package for research-related activities.
  • Level and Area of Studies
    Research program in any discipline.

    Place of Study
    In the United Kingdom.

    Eligibility and Criteria

    • Demonstrate the potential to rise to a position of leadership and influence.
    • Demonstrate the personal, intellectual and interpersonal attributes reflecting this potential.
    • Be a citizen of Turkey who will return to the home country at the end of the period of the fellowship.
    • A postgraduate (PG) level qualification (or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area) at the time of application.
    • Significant professional and/or academic research experience (5+ years).
    • Applicants who have previously received financial benefit from an HMG funded scholarship or fellowship are eligible to apply after a period of five years following the completion of their first HMG funded award and are required to demonstrate their career progression from that point.
    • Provide evidence of meeting at least the minimum English language abilities for Chevening Awards.
    • Not hold dual nationality where one nationality is British (other than for nationals exempt from this requirement listed in the Chevening Guidance for Applicants).
    • Not be employees, employees’ relatives (or former employees who have left employment less than two years before) of Her Majesty’s Government including the FCO (including FCO posts), the British Council, DFID, MOD, BIS, DIT and UKBA, the Association of Commonwealth Universities or OCIS or the Foundation of Abdullah Gul or any of their wholly-owned subsidiaries.
  • Applicants’ Nationality
    Only the Turkish students are invited to apply.

    Application Instruction
    Applicants should be prepared to outline a short proposal in the area of academic research they would like to conduct at the time of application submission. The proposal should include the main research question and how the applicant intends to conduct this research while in residence at the Centre.

    Submission Deadline
    November 7, 2017.

    Website and Application Link