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2018-2019 Fellowship: Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization at the Yale Law School

January 31, 2018

The Abdallah S. Kamel Center at the Yale Law School for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization invites applications for its 2018-2019 research fellowships. The fellowships are designed to bring promising junior scholars to the Law School in order to advance their academic research relating to Islamic law and civilization and to contribute to the intellectual life of the Law School and Yale University more broadly.

The Abdallah S. Kamel Center is seeking scholars from diverse backgrounds and academic disciplines who have completed or are near completion of an advanced degree (e.g., Ph.D., J.S.D., D.Phil.) and whose work engages with the intellectual and social history of Islam, Islamic legal and political theory, or law in contemporary Muslim societies. Scholars working or studying abroad are welcome to apply. Fellows are expected to be in residence for the duration of the one-year fellowship and will receive a stipend in the range of $45,000 and $60,000 commensurate with their education and experience. Traveling expenses of fellows coming from abroad will be covered.

While fellows will devote the majority of their time to their research work, they are expected to participate in all the activities of the Abdallah S. Kamel Center, help in the administration of these activities, and to the extent possible avail themselves of the Law School’s various workshops and course offerings. Fellows will also be encouraged to build relationships among colleagues in other departments of the University. For these reasons, while some exceptions may be made for certain conferences and fieldwork, the fellows are expected to maintain a regular presence at the law school when classes are in session.

Applications are due on January 31, 2018 to be considered for a fellowship beginning in the 2018 Fall term.

Applicants should submit the following materials by email to [email protected] on or before January 31, 2018:

  • A statement of interest (of no more than 1000 words) describing the applicant’s relevant experience, interest in the Kamel Center, and proposed research for the duration of the Fellowship;
  • A current resume or CV; and
  • Relevant law school or graduate school transcripts.

Applicants should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent by the recommenders directly to [email protected].

For any questions about the application process, please contact [email protected].

Decisions will be made by March 1, 2018.