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




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

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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

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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:

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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

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