Fellowships

Who is eligible

Visiting Fellowships with ILSP: Law and Social Change

Harvard Law School’s Islamic Legal Studies Program: Law and Social Change invites applications for Visiting Fellowships for the 2019-2020 academic year. This fellowship provides opportunities for outstanding scholars and legal practitioners to undertake research, writing, and scholarly engagement on Islamic law and society. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work focuses on human rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, minority rights, animal welfare and rights, constitutional law, food law, environmental law and climate change in particular, migration and refugee studies, LGBTQ issues, and related areas.

We welcome applicants with a JD, LLM, SJD, PhD or other comparable degree who are interested in spending from one month up to one academic year in residence at Harvard Law School working on an independent project. We seek applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, academic traditions, and scholarly interests.

Fellows will receive a stipend of up to $5,000 per month, commensurate with their education and experience. While Fellows will devote the majority of their time to their research projects, they are expected to participate in Program activities and contribute to the intellectual life of the Program. Fellows are expected to deliver a lecture or workshop related to their topic of interest. Under certain conditions, an ILSP: LSC fellowship may be combined with another fellowship or award.

The deadline to submit all application materials (including letters of recommendation) is February 1, 2019 to be considered for a fellowship term during the 2019-2020 academic year. Click here for additional information and how to apply.

Visiting Fellow at ILSP: SHARIAsource

The Islamic Legal Studies Program announces the opening of applications for a Visiting Fellowship for ILSP: SHARIAsource for the 2018-2019 academic year. This fellowship provides opportunities for outstanding post-doctoral scholars and faculty from other institutions for research, writing, and scholarly engagement on Islamic law at Harvard Law School, in ways that further the broad Program mission.

We welcome applicants with a terminal degree (JD, SJD, PhD) or other comparable degree interested in spending a semester or the year working on an independent project. Topics of study can range widely, and typically bring legal history, comparative law, and law and society approaches to the study of Islamic law. We seek applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, academic traditions, and scholarly interests; and we especially encourage applications from women, minorities, and citizens of all countries.

Fellowship terms can be one or two semesters in length. Fellowships may be non-stipendiary or stipendiary, with a stipend of up to $5,000 per month. Fellows will be expected to participate in Program activities, contribute to the intellectual life of the Program and the Portal, and are encouraged to organize one or more academic events related to their fellowship project.

The deadline to submit all application materials (including letters of recommendation) is February 16, 2018. Click here for additional information and how to apply. Click here for the application. 

ILSP: SHARIAsource Senior Fellowships

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 ILSP: SHARIAsource to research a topic of his/her choice. Successful applicants will be tenured professors with at least one published book. Please note that these fellowships are typically non-stipendiary, but provide workspace (as available), a Harvard ID and affiliation, and access to the Harvard Library and intellectual community. Fellowship opportunities are subject to space and other considerations.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Interested scholars should send a letter of interest, including a short description of the proposed research, research period, and a CV to shariasource@law.harvard.edu, with the subject heading ILSP: SHARIAsource Senior Fellowships.