How to Apply for a SHARIAsource Visiting Fellowship

To apply for an SHARIAsource Visiting Fellowship for 2019-2020, please submit the following materials via the online application form.:
  • a curriculum vitae
  • two recent publication or a writing sample: one op-ed length article or blog post; and an academic publication (approximately 25 pages in length). All publications or writing samples should be in English.
  • a research statement, not to exceed 1000 words, that describes the proposed work during the fellowship period. The proposal should outline research on in your area of expertise related to contemporary or historical issues of Islamic law, that will make an impact on media, academic, and policy circles. The proposal should further outline a specific project that can be accomplished during the Fellow’s residence at Harvard Law School in that vein, outlining specific activities that the fellow will complete to engage those circles, with a note on the expected impact. For example, completing the writing and distribution of policy papers, meetings with policymakers and journalists, maintaining a blog in conjunction with scholars associated with SHARIAsource — the online portal for Islamic law content and context, and other ideas are all welcome. Applicants need not have a final plan for the distribution, but be open to proposing and finalizing ideas with the leadership at the Program if selected for the fellowship.
  • At least 2 recommendation letters, which must not accompany your electronic application. Your references must fill in the recommendation form and upload their letters at the referee link. The application system will not automatically send your recommender the recommendation form. You must send the link directly to your references by clicking on the link and directing them to the URL.
Application Deadline
The deadline to submit all application materials (including letters of recommendation) is February 1, 2019. Full details.
Note: When you access the application form, you should be ready to enter all request information and to upload all supporting documents (CV, research proposal, and publication/writing sample), as the form cannot be saved.