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

Stanford University / Stanford Global Studies Division (SGS)/ Meet Islamic Studies Students @Stanford (Video)

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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.

Three collaborating research fellowships/postdocs at Uppsala University: “Religion & Migration”

Three collaborating research fellowships/postdocs on the theme “Religion and Migration: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy”

  • Time period January 1st 2017 – May 31st 2018 (17 months)
  • 75% of full-time working time   

The research fellowships will be part of the multidisciplinary research programme The Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy (IMPACT) at Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre (CRS), Uppsala University. Last application date September 15th 2016. For further details and full announcement see:

http://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=108367

Post-Doc in Jewish-Islamic Studies

Dear colleagues,

The Jewish Museum Berlin invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the framework of our Jewish-Islamic Forum. For more information visit

http://www.jmberlin.de/main/EN/Pdfs-en/About-the-Museum/Jobs/Postdoc_WMBlumenthal-Stipendium_EN.pdf

Best regards,

Yasemin

—              
Dr. Yasemin Shooman
Head of Academy Programs      
W. Michael Blumenthal Academy of the Jewish Museum Berlin
Jewish Museum Berlin
Lindenstraße 9-14
10969 Berlin
Tel. +49 (030) 25993-379 | E-Mail: y.shooman@jmberlin.de

Bristol Ethnicity Centre: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship

Call for Expressions of Interest for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship

The Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship would like to invite Expressions of Interest from postdoctoral researchers to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship.

The Centre for the Study of Ethnicity andCitizenship recognises the importance of ethnicity and migration to the study of contemporary societies and polities, and to prospects for social justice and social cohesion. Based in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies (SPAIS), the Centre co-ordinates and promotes the study of ethnicity in three broad areas:

–          Ethnicity, politics and citizenship: the politics of multiculturalism and other forms of ‘difference’, including gendered ethnicity and ethno-religious identities, challenges to secularism, the nation-state and the emergence of new forms of political participation and governance.

–          Ethnicity and inequalities: racialised exclusion, inter-generational poverty, labour markets, education, ethnic stratification and social mobility, ethnic competition.

–          Migration and transnational networks: labour migration, the family, gender and migration; elite and non-elite mobilities, migration policy; transnationalism and diaspora.

Cross-cutting these themes is a distinctive approach combining research into political discourses and socio-economic structures, with an interest in everyday practices, culture, and experience, on the one hand, and normative theory on the other.

With the growth of the Muslim populations in western Europe and concerns about integration, a special regional and comparative focus has emerged on Muslims and the place of religion in public affairs.

Centre members collaborate with partners in the UK, the rest of Europe and North America, and are involved in global networks. Activities are pursued through funded research, publications, conferences and seminars, with public engagement being a priority. The international journal, Ethnicities published by Sage since 2001 is a flagship of the Centre, as is the Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship book series.

The members of the Centre research staff and their interests can be seen at:

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/ethnicity/urcmembers.html

 General requirements of the Individual Fellowship:

Description of the MSCA Fellowship Program

The purpose of the MSCA Individual Fellowship (IF) is to support the mobility of researchers and help attract promising foreign researchers to work in the European context (EU Member States and Associated Countries) or outside Europe. The grant typically covers two years’ salary, a mobility allowance, research costs and overheads for the host institution.

The Centre invites Expressions of Interest from eligible candidates who will have completed their Phd by September who wish to work on any of the themes relating to the interests of any of the members of Centre staff.

Submitting an Expression of Interest

Potential candidates are asked to submit their  CV, a brief outline of the proposed research (max 2 pages) and a cover letter  highlighting why you believe this area of work will be suited to the Bristol Ethnicity Centre as the host institution (max 1 page).

Please submit these as a word document to 

T.Modood@bristol.ac.uk no later than 12 pm on Thursday 23 June.

The successful applicant will then be provided with support to complete their application for the grant deadline of 14 September 2016.