Category Archives: Research Funding

Post-Doctoral Position: “Islamic Activists in Exile”

Please find below the call for application for 2 year post-doctoral position based at CEFRES (Prague)  on the topic “Islamic Activists in Exile: Europe, Middle East and South-Asia. Deadline: 23 August 2017. 

Topic 3: “Islamic Activists in Exile: Europe, Middle East and South-Asia”

This research project will associate one post-doctoral researcher with CAS researcher Giedre Sabaseviciute.

Description: Candidates will be expected to contribute to the project on the contemporary exiled Islamic activists in European, Middle Eastern and South-Asian cities. The project aims to research the ways in which the experience of exile affect the trajectories of activism, focusing on how different national context influence their career choices, which vary between the continuation of activism, involvement into different causes, or disengagement. Possible research topics include but are not restricted to 1- circulation of ideas, norms and activism through human networks; 2- patterns of activist network formation; 3- relationship between the exiled activists and their host countries; 4- continuities and ruptures in individual trajectories of activism. Candidates are expected to have conducted their doctoral research in one of the regions covered by the project (The Gulf, Turkey, South-Asia), to be proficient of one of its languages (Turkish, Arabic, Malay), and have an important knowledge of the fieldwork. Interdisciplinary approach is preferred, as well as some experience in ethnographic and biographical research, media studies, and discourse analysis.
Applicants may contact Giedre Sabaseviciute before applying for any relevant questions on their application. Please write to: saba@orient.cas.cz

More information can be found on http://www.cefres.cz/en/6214

Funding: “Predoc” scholarships for the preparation of a doctoral dissertation at the University of Cologne

Starting October 1st, 2017, the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne, the interdisciplinary graduate school of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne, offers 8 “Predoc” scholarships for the preparation of a doctoral dissertation project, each of EUR 950 monthly and for a time period of six months.
The purpose of the Predoc scholarships is to enable candidates to begin working towards a doctorate at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne immediately after obtaining their qualifying degree. The scholarship holders are supported for one semester during which they are able to develop a doctoral project with a specific focus on interdisciplinary aspects.
The application deadline is May 19, 2017. For more information about the scholarships and the application process please visit here.

Funding: Preparation of a doctoral dissertation project

Call for Applications: 2017-19 Postdoctoral Fellowship on Islam in North America

Stanford University, California- United States (Deadline: 2/20/17)

Stanford University’s Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and Department of Religious Studies invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral position on Islam in North America. We seek intellectually ambitious candidates with interdisciplinary aptitude. Possible areas of specialization include but are not limited to:

  • Islam and slavery in North America and the Atlantic World

– material culture and religious expression of Muslims in North America

– social/political experience of the Muslim diaspora in North America

– co-constitution of religion, race, gender, and class in North American Muslim identity and representation

The postdoctoral fellow will teach two undergraduate-level courses each year in the Religious Studies Department, pursue his/her own research agenda, and organize a set of academic events in the 2nd year. Ideally, one of the courses each year will provide an introduction to some of the most important features of Islam through an analysis of major theories and methods in the academic study of religion. The fellow will actively contribute to the intellectual life on campus, and collaborate closely with the colleagues at the Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.

A Ph.D. in Religious Studies or in a related field (such as Anthropology, History, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, American Studies) is required by the time of appointment on September 1, 2017. The recipient may not be more than five years beyond the receipt of doctoral degree on September 1, 2017. Compensation includes an annual salary of $65,000, health insurance coverage, a $1,500 research fund per year, and a $5,000 programming fund.

Application materials should be submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8717 . Please submit a cover letter, CV (highlighting your educational background, teaching experience, publications), 2-page description of your research plans, two draft course syllabi, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted directly to AcademicJobsOnline.

For full consideration, materials should be received by February 20, 2017. Further inquiries shall be addressed to Dr. Burçak Keskin-Kozat (Associate Director of the Abbasi Program) at burcak@stanford.edu.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.


Burcak Keskin-Kozat, Ph.D. / Associate Director / The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies

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PhD Scholarships in Islamic Studies, with a focus on Muslims in Britain: University of Leeds

Theology and Religious Studies (TRS) at the University of Leeds invites applications from academically excellent candidates for several Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded PhD studentships commencing 2017-18. 

The deadline for applications is 1 February 2017.

TRS at Leeds represents an internationally excellent and world-leading environment for postgraduate research: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/coursefinder/25081/Masters_by_Research_and_PhD_in_Theology_and_Religious_Studies?from=20042&categoryID=20042

Areas of supervision offered in Islamic Studies focus on all aspects of the study of Muslims in Britain, Europe and the West, Christian-Muslim Relations, as well as the ethnography of contemporary religion, politics and culture in Muslim societies. For examples of theses completed or in progress please see: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/profile/20049/416/seán_mcloughlin/2

Applicants for an AHRC scholarship must have applied first for a place of study in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science. Correspondence regarding the suitability of candidates and application procedures should be directed in the first instance to the TRS Postgraduate Research Tutor, Dr Seán McLoughlin (s.mcloughlin@leeds.ac.uk), and/or prhs_pgenquiries@leeds.ac.uk.

N.B. AHRC Studentship application forms and details of how to apply are only available from the AHRC White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) website: http://wrocah.ac.uk/new-student/ahrc-competition/. WRoCAH is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/news/article/4720/white_rose_phd_studentships_at_leeds

Dr Seán McLoughlin

Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Muslim Cultures, Politics & Societies

School of Philosophy, Religion and the History of Science

University of Leeds, LS2 9JT 

Email s.mcloughlin@leeds.ac.uk

Web http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/profile/20049/416/sean_mcloughlin

Five Post-Doctoral and Doctoral Fellows: “Religion & Ethnic Diversity”

We are happy to announce that the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity is advertising 5 research posts:

http://www.mmg.mpg.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Stellen/2016-17_new_research_fellowships.pdf

We would be very grateful if you could pass this website and attached notice on to excellent young scholars within your networks.