Kuala Lumpur, 17 April 2012

SC and Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies offer a Scholar in Residence Fellowship

Nominations are now invited for a Visiting Fellowship at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies for the academic year commencing October 2012, under a new Scholar in Residence Programme in Islamic Finance jointly supported by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS). OCIS is a recognised independent centre of the University of Oxford.

The Scholar in Residence Programme is another collaborative initiative between the SC and 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 for the Scholar in Residence Fellowship 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 must be able to demonstrate competence to conduct independent academic research.

The successful applicant will be expected to conduct research on a topic of contemporary relevance to the 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 will be made to contribute to the Visiting Fellow’s living, travel and incidental research expenses.

Applications should be made to the Registrar, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AR, by 1 May 2012.

More information on the Scholar in Residence Programme is available at the Fellowship section of the OCIS website: www.oxcis.ac.uk, and where the particulars may be downloaded.