Category Archives: Internships

PhD Studentships for Islamic Civilisation or Muslims in Europe for a September 2018

Dear Colleagues,

The Alwaleed Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World at the University of Edinburgh is offering two fully-funded PhD Studentships in either Islamic Civilisation or Muslims in Europe for a September 2018 start.

Full details including the application procedure can be found here:

Please circulate to anyone who you feel maybe interested. Any informal enquiries can be directed to the Centre’s Director, Professor Jaakko Hameen-Anttila:

With very best wishes,

The Alwaleed Centre team

–University of Edinburgh

16 George Square




Call for Papers: New Perspectives on Science and Religion in Society

Thursday 29th June – Saturday 1st July 2017

Chancellors Hotel and Conference Centre, Manchester, UK.

Organised in partnership between by Newman University, UK, University of Kent, UK, York University, Canada, and Kent State University, USA.

In the last decade there has been significant growth in social scientific scholarship on science and religion, complementing the more established historical research into the subject. Greater attention is being paid to the varied ways in which perceptions of science are influenced by religious and non-religious belief, identity, community and conflict in different geographical, cultural and historical contexts. The purpose of this international conference is to bring together researchers with backgrounds in history, anthropology, sociology, STS, psychology, political science and related humanities and social science disciplines to discuss perspectives on the overarching topic of science and religion in society.

Abstracts are invited for the conference relating to the following themes:

  • The social scientific and historical study of the relationship between science and religious and/or non-religious belief and identity;
  • Public perceptions of the relationship between science, religion and non-religion and their respective roles in society;
  • National and international comparative perspectives on the study of science, religion and belief in society;
  • Past and present media or popular representations of science and religion;
  • The past or present roles of science, rationalism, religion and belief in national, social or cultural identity and related geopolitical narratives;
  • Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of science, religion and non-religion in society;
  • Methodological approaches to, and issues in, the study of science and religion in society;
  • Avenues for future research and developments within the social scientific and historical study of science and religion.

We are interested in papers that relate to any aspect of STEMM in society (science, technology, engineering, medicine, and mathematics) and that discuss any religious tradition or non-religious belief system, including unbelief.

Individual Paper submissions:

To submit a paper proposal, please send an abstract of no more than 300 words, alongside a biographical note of no more than 100 words including name, institutional affiliation and email address.

Panel session proposals:

We will also be accepting a limited number of panel proposals with a maximum of four speakers. To submit a panel proposal, please send a session summary of no more than 250 words alongside abstracts of no more than 300 words for each paper and biographical note of no more than 100 words for each contributor.

Individual or panel session submissions may cross over several of the themes listed above and those intending to submit papers are encouraged to consider the relevance of their work to other academic disciplines.

Please send all individual paper and session proposals to for the attention of the conference organizers, Dr Stephen Jones (Newman University) and Dr James Thompson (Newman University).

All abstracts must be submitted by 3rd March 2017.

Conference Bursaries:

A limited number of bursaries are available to support postgraduate, early career, retired, low income or unwaged presenters. These will cover conference transport costs (to a maximum of £150 for UK participants and £800 for international participants), registration, catering and accommodation for up to 3 nights. Please complete the bursary form, including your contact details, a short biography (including a clear statement regarding your career stage), your abstract and a statement of interest to be considered for one of the bursaries. The deadline for submission of bursary applications is 3rd March 2017.

The bursary application form can be found at the following address:

Key Dates:

Abstract submission: Open now

Deadline for abstracts and conference bursary applications: 3rd March 2017

Decision notification: 17th March 2017

Registration opens: 20th March 2017

Registration deadline for presenters: 14th April 2017

Registration closes: 30th April 2017

Should you have other questions about the conference please contact the conference organisers, Dr Stephen Jones (Newman University) and Dr James Thompson (Newman University) at

For further details, visit the conference webpage at:

The conference is being held as part of the project ‘Science and Religion: Exploring the Spectrum’ based at Newman University, UK, University of Kent, UK, York University, Canada, and Kent State University, USA. For more information visit:

Phd Research Fellowship in Biblical Studies available in Oslo (MF)

At Norwegian School of theology (MF), Oslo a Ph.D. research fellowship
within Biblical Studies is now available. The starting date for the
fellowship is September 1st 2016. Application, presentation of project,
Curriculum Vitae, and accompanying documents with attestation may be
sent electronically trough present webscheme by April 1st 2016.

Research Postgraduate Funding in Theology & Religious Studies at Leeds 2016/17

The School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science (PRHS) at the
University of Leeds is pleased to inform potential applicants for
postgraduate study that it has available up to 18 fully-funded PhD
scholarships for UK/EU students for 2016-17 entry.

Full details of all scholarships, upcoming deadlines (from 15 January
2016) and how to apply can be found at

Within the School of PRHS Theology and Religious Studies (TRS)
represents an internationally excellent and world-leading environment
for postgraduate research. The latest UK Research Excellence Framework
(REF) in 2014 placed Leeds TRS joint 3rd overall nationally and 1st for
research outputs (publications).

Areas of supervision offered by TRS academic staff at Leeds are
summarised below; for the full range of staff interests and expertise

  • Religion and Social Theory; Fieldwork and Ethnography
  • Contemporary Islam, Migration/Diasporas/Ethnicity, Interfaith Relations
  • South & South-East Asian Religions, African Religions
  • Gender, Development, Environment,
  • Philosophy of Religion, theological anthropology, modern Christian
    thought, Ethics, Political Theology, Hebrew Bible

Those interested in applying are advised to contact potential
supervisors at an early stage. You should contact them by email, either
directly or through the relevant postgraduate research tutor for
Theology & Religious Studies: Dr Sean McLoughlin (

You are invited to consider visiting Leeds, by arrangement, to meet
potential supervisors and current students, attend seminars, and explore
the university’s excellent resources. Modest travel bursaries are
available for such purposes.

You are also strongly encouraged to attend (in most cases following
application) the university’s Postgraduate Open Day on Friday 5
February 2016
(, when you will
have opportunity to meet potential supervisors, current postgraduates,
and the postgraduate team.

For general information about postgraduate study in Philosophy,
Religion, and History of Science (PRHS) at Leeds see For full, regularly
updated information on upcoming awards and deadlines, including
application procedures, see the University of Leeds Postgraduate
Scholarships site

Law and Religion Post-doc fellowship – Louvain-la-Neuve – BELGIUM – December 15th, 2015

University of Louvain (UCL-Belgium) – Incoming post-doc fellowships – 
Law and Religion
New EU-MOVE IN post-doc fellowships of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) are offered to scientists of all nationalities in order to strengthen the realization of the European Research Area.
They are assigned to researchers with a PhD degree (or equivalent), proving their expertise and research capacity by a personal scientific record. (Researchers with a maximum of 6 years of post-doc experience).
The fellowships, granted for a stay lasting between 12 to 24 months in one of the UCLouvain research units, concern all fields of research activities dealt with by the UCLouvain.
Within the UCL, the Law and Religions Unit, in the framework of a Pluridisciplinary Research Institute in Religious Studies Religions-Spiritualities-Cultures-Societies is specially ready to welcome high profile candidates to post-doc fellowships on Law and Religion topics (e.g. Multireligious Public Bodies — Sacred Texts before Secular Judges — Law and Spiritual Management — Law and post-secular firms — Religion and Azylum Law — European Monitoring on religious Freedom — Internal democracy within Religious Organizations in Comparative religious Law)
Ultimate Deadline for this sub-call : December 15th, 2015.
Contact for Law and Religion Post-doc : LL.CHRISTIANS@UCLOUVAIN.BE

PhD Scholarships, Islam-UK Centre, Cardiff University

LAST CALL for 2015/16 PhD Scholarships, Islam-UK Centre, Cardiff University

We have two remaining fully-funded Jameel Scholarships on offer for our PhD programme at the Islam-UK Centre, Cardiff University.  Closing date for applications: 30th September.  These scholarships can be taken up in January, April or July 2016.  Details on how to apply are here:

For informal enquiries, please email:

Job Opening: Career Development Fellowship – Sociology of Islam in Australia, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University

Please find below the link to a new position: Career Development Fellowship – Sociology of Islam in Australia, School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University.


Ref 1369/15 Career Development Fellowship – Sociology of Islam in Australia, School of Social Sciences and Psychology


Closing Date: 5 October 2015

Call for Applications: Four Junior Fellowships

Call for Applications – Four Junior Fellowships
Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies – Jewish Scepticism, University of Hamburg
The application deadline for the fall 2015 semester fellowship is June 30, 2015.
The application deadline for the spring 2016 semester fellowship is December 31, 2015.

The Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies – Jewish Scepticism (MCAS-JS) offers four Junior Fellowships, i.e. two for PhD candidates and two for Post-Docs, in each case for a period of six months, either during the fall or spring semester 2015-16. In well-founded cases according to an evaluation of the fellow’s results achieved so far an extension of the period of six months up to one year is negotiable. The award supports original research on (Jewish) scepticism in Ancient Times at the MCAS-JS. In this context, scepticism is understood as enquiry into (secular and sacred) belief and knowledge, the expression of doubts toward any kind of authority – raising the question of the criterion of truth (including implicit and explicit sceptical paradoxes) – and the purposefully evoked suspension of judgement to avoid dogmatism. Applications are welcome from young scholars in any field who are in the final stage of their thesis or Post-Doc research project. Fellowships carry a stipend of €1,400 for PhD candidates respectively €1,700 for Post-Docs.

Responsibilities of Junior Fellows
o    Conduct original research at the MCAS-JS on a full-time basis; Fellows are required to spend a minimum of three days per week in residence.
o    Deliver at least one workshop at the MCAS-JS based on the research conducted.
o    Participate actively in the scholarly community at the MCAS-JS.
o    Acknowledge MCAS-JS in all publications resulting from the fellowship.
o    Submit a detailed report upon completion of the fellowship describing the experience as a MCAS-JS Fellow.

o    Open to all scholars who are in the final stage of their PhD or Post-Doc project.
o    It is the responsibility of the applicant to have the appropriate visa for acceptance of the stipend for the duration of the award.

Applications should include
1.    Cover letter stating area of interest, knowledge of relevant languages, and how the project relates to the agenda of MCAS-JS, and preferred fellowship start date.
2.    Curriculum Vitae, including contact information, education, publications, scholarly activities, teaching experience, and any other relevant work experience, as well as a transcript of records (PhD candidates) respectively PhD diploma (Post-Docs).
3.    Research proposal of no more than three double-spaced pages, including clearly stated goals for research during the period of the fellowship.
4.    A one-page bibliography of important secondary sources for the project.
5.    Two letters of recommendation, which address the significance of the candidate’s work for his or her field as well as the candidate’s ability to fulfill the proposed research project. Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by the referees to the address below; please list the names and email addresses of the referees in your CV. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that letters of recommendation are submitted by the deadline.
6.    Please submit application, point 1-4, by email as one continuous PDF file.

Application schedule
o    Applications for the fall 2015 semester are due June 30, 2015; applications for the spring 2016 fellowship are due December 31, 2015.  For consideration all application materials, including the letter of recommendation, must be received by the deadline.
o    Announcement of grant recipients: August 2015 for the fall semester; February 2015 for the spring semester.
o    Commencement of grant period: October for the fall semester; April for the spring semester.

Applications are to be submitted to:
Dr. Bill Rebiger
Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies
– Jewish Scepticism
University of Hamburg
Rothenbaumchaussee 34
20148 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 428 38 8997

Williams College, Religion Postdoctoral Fellowship in Islam in Context

Williams College, Religion Postdoctoral Fellowship in Islam in Context

Location: Williamstown, MA

Closes: Nov 1, 2013

The Department of Religion at Williams College seeks to appoint a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Islam in Context, beginning in the fall of 2014. We seek someone whose expertise in Islam will also address the religious complexities of either Africa, South Asia, or Southeast Asia, in their historical, social, and political contexts. So, for example, a candidate might teach courses on the interactions of Islam with Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, and/or indigenous religious traditions in these parts of the world. We especially welcome candidates whose teaching and research features post-colonial/decolonizing approaches. The successful candidate will teach one course per semester. Ph.D. must be in hand or expected by September 2014; new Ph.D.s are especially encouraged to apply. The Fellow will be included in the
activities of the Religion Department as a regular junior faculty member. They will work closely with a faculty mentor; participate in Williams’ First3 Program; and receive feedback on pedagogical skills and teaching effectiveness through our standard evaluation procedures. The fellowship includes a salary of $43,500 plus benefits and funds to support research and travel. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States, or expect to pursue a teaching career in the United States. The position is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Williams College is a coeducational
liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts that has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here:

Application Instructions Please submit a letter of application, c.v., summary of current research, short description of suggested courses, and three letters of reference by November 1, 2013. All materials should be addressed to Professor Jason Josephson, Chair, Department of Religion and must be submitted through Interfolio.

PhD Candidate Internship Opportunity – Research

The Role

Faith Matters is offering an internship initially for a period of 3 months, with the possibility of extension. This position would be of interest to PhD candidates with a research interest in areas including:

Islam in the Contemporary West; Radicalisation and Extremism.

The intern will be the Lead Researcher, working on a research project funded by the European Union. This project seeks to evaluate links between Conversion to Islam and Radicalisation; specifically in the context of the British Government’s PVE agenda but also more widely.

Therefore, the research aims, objective and topic has been pre-identified and this can be discussed in further detail with interested applicants. Initially, the successful applicant will be responsible for identifying and evaluating secondary sources and for the production of a literature review, before moving forward to design a research model for conducting further primary qualitative research.

There is a possibility to continue with Faith Matters to assist in conducting this research.

Location and Compensation

The Faith Matters Office is in Central London, however interns based outside of London may choose to discuss working remotely.

Interns will receive a stipend of £100 per dium including travel expenses; and we anticipate the internship to commence in the first week of January, although this is negotiable.

To apply

Interested applicants should be familiar with the subject area and possess strong analytical skills, and should submit their CV and a Covering Letter.

For further information, or to apply please contact Sarah Barnes

Sarah Barnes

Project Manager

Faith Matters

0044 (0)207 935 5573