Nominations opened for visiting fellowship at Oxford University

December 31, 2016

Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) have opened nominations for the sixth Visiting Fellowship at OCIS under the Scholar in Residence (SIR) Programme in Islamic Finance, for the academic year commencing October 2017.

The SIR Programme is an initiative to further research on contemporary issues in Islamic Finance, particularly in the area of Islamic capital markets.

The Programme, as well as the broader collaboration with OCIS, is part of the SC’s ongoing thought leadership and capacity building initiatives to advance the development of Islamic capital markets globally.

It was set up in 2012 following a resolution made at the SC-OCIS Roundtable, an annual flagship event under the collaboration. Since the launch of the Programme, four scholars have successfully completed their research on topical issues relevant to Islamic finance, while the fifth Scholar is currently in residence as a Visiting Fellow.

Applicants and nominees for the Visiting Fellowship under the SIR Programme must be specialists in Islamic finance and/or from a closely related discipline and must be able to demonstrate competence to conduct independent academic research. The closing date for submissions is on January 20, 2017.

The selected Scholar will take up residence in Oxford commencing October 2017 for the academic year 2017/18, 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.

In addition, the Visiting Fellow will be expected to give occasional lectures and conduct seminars, to engage in collaborative study and, upon request, to provide outreach to relevant institutions and the local community.

The tenure of the Fellowship is for one academic year. The successful Visiting Fellow will have membership at OCIS and enjoy full access to its facilities including shared office accommodation.

A grant of 10,000 pound sterling (£10,000) will be made to contribute towards covering the Visiting Fellow’s living, travel and incidental research expenses.

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