Kuala Lumpur, 30 April 2013
Call for Applications: SC-OCIS Scholar in Residence Programme at the Oxford Centre of Islamic Studies

Applications and nominations are now open for the Visiting Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies under the Scholar in Residence Programme in Islamic Finance for the academic year commencing October 2013.

The Scholar in Residence Programme, which is now in its second year, is another joint initiative between the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS). The first initiative is the annual SC-OCIS Roundtable on Islamic finance, a thought-leadership platform for international debate and discussion on Islamic finance issues which has been effective in creating a forum for distinguished Shariah scholars, academicians, regulators and Islamic finance practitioners in various fields to explore solutions to the issues and challenges which impact the Islamic finance landscape.

Applicants and nominees for the Visiting Fellowship under the Scholar in Residence Programme must be specialists in Islamic finance and/or a closely related discipline, preferably with practical experience of policy-making with an international or comparative component. Applicants and nominees must be able to demonstrate competence to conduct independent academic research.

Applications and nominations should be made to the Registrar, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR, United Kingdom by 17 May 2013. More information on the Scholar in Residence Programme is available at the Fellowship section of the OCIS website at www.oxcis.ac.uk, where the particulars may also be downloaded.

The successful applicant will be expected to conduct research relating to the development of Islamic finance on a topic of contemporary relevance to this field, and to participate in a range of academic activities at OCIS. The tenure of the Fellowship is for one academic year. The Visiting Fellow will have membership of the Centre and enjoy full access to its facilities including shared office accommodation. A grant of 10,000 pound sterling will be made to contribute to the Visiting Fellow’s living, travel and incidental research expenses.