The Oxford Nizami Ganjavi Centre (ONGC) for the study of the history, languages and cultures of Azerbaijan, the Caucasus and Central Asia was established in 2019 to encourage and support research into this pivotal region of the world. The centre offers visiting fellowships, research scholarships for graduate students, small grants for research students and academic staff, as well as running its own programme of activities and events. In addition, the ONGC supports language instruction in Azeri at Oxford. The centre is located in the Oriental Institute on Pusey Lane, in central Oxford, and will have a dedicated research space within the soon-to-be refurbished Bodleian Nizami Ganjavi Oriental Studies Library. As well as having access to the library's extensive Arabic, Armenian, Georgian, Persian and Turkish collections, scholars are walking distance from the Sackler Library with its extensive holdings of books and journals on Middle Eastern art and visual culture, and the Bodleian Library, one of the largest research libraries in the world with major collections of Arabic, Armenian, Georgian, Persian, Russian and Turkish manuscripts.