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Research Fellowship 2021-22: The Abdallah S. Kamel Center at the Yale Law School for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization, January 31, 2021

January 31

The Abdallah S. Kamel Center at the Yale Law School for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization invites applications for its 2021-2022 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 recently 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 while classes are in session and will receive a stipend in the range of $45,000 to $60,000 commensurate with education and experience.

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. Assuming the academic calendar will return to its pre-COVID19 pattern by the fall of 2021, this implies being in New Haven from mid-August through mid-December 2021 and from mid-January through the end of April 2022.

To apply, please submit the following materials by email to kamel.center@yale.edu by January 31, 2021:

  1. 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;
  2. a current resume or CV;
  3. relevant law school or graduate school transcripts; and
  4. two letters of recommendation to be sent by the recommenders directly to kamel.center@yale.edu.
  5. Please also note that non-native speakers of English must provide proof of proficiency (e.g., a recent TOEFL score of over 100 or an advanced degree from an English-speaking university).

For any questions about the application process, please contact Bradley.Hayes@yale.edu.

Decisions will be made by March 1, 2021.


January 31
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