Research Fellowships

The Program in Islamic Law welcomes applicants with a JD, SJD, PhD or other comparable terminal degree from any field of study who are interested in spending a term or academic year in residence at Harvard Law School for Research Fellowships working on outstanding scholarly projects in Islamic legal studies. We seek applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, academic traditions, and scholarly interests. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Applications undergo review by a fellowship committee, and are subject to space and funding limitations. (Note: Applicants must reasonably expect to have been awarded their degree by the beginning of the appointment.) Visiting fellows may apply for a stipend of up to $40,000 for the academic year. Applications have closed for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Senior Fellowships

The Program in Islamic Law’s Senior Fellowships are designed to provide senior scholars in the field the opportunity to spend an academic year, semester, or shorter period in residence at the Program in Islamic Law conducting research in Islamic legal studies. Successful applicants will be tenured professors with at least one published book. Please note that these fellowships are non-stipendiary, but do provide an official appointment, workspace (as available), a Harvard ID and affiliation, and access to the Harvard Library and intellectual community. Senior fellowship opportunities undergo review of a fellowship committee, and are subject to space and other considerations. Interested scholars should send a letter of interest, including a short description of the proposed research, research period, and a CV to, with the subject heading Program in Islamic Law Senior Fellowships. Applications for senior fellowships have closed for the 2019-2020 academic year.