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The Abdallah S. Kamel Center at the Yale Law School Fellowship

January 31

The Abdallah S. Kamel Center at the Yale Law School for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization invites applications for its 2023-2024 research fellowships. While the directors entertain applications from mid-career scholars working on specific writing projects, the fellowships are primarily 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. The one-year residence research fellowships carry a stipend in the range of USD $50,000 to $65,000 commensurate with education and experience.

While fellows will devote most of their time to their own research, 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. In normal circumstances, this implies being in New Haven from mid-August through mid-December 2023 and from mid-January until mid-May 2024. Support is available for fellows relocating to New Haven from abroad and the offer is contingent upon the ability of non-US citizens to obtain the necessary (J) visa.

To apply, please submit the following materials by email to kamel.center@yale.edu by January 31, 2023:

  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, 2023.


January 31
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