The Program in Islamic Law at Harvard Law School invites applications to its 2020-2021 Fellowship
Program (due Jan. 31, 2020). Research Fellowships are designed to provide an intellectual home to promising young scholars in Islamic legal studies to advance their own research and to contribute to the intellectual life of the Program and the Harvard community. Successful applicants will have completed an advanced degree (JD, PhD, SJD or the equivalent) before the start of the fellowship, and plan to pursue a scholarly research agenda in Islamic law that engages legal history, law and society, or comparative law approaches. Fellows will receive stipends of $40,000 for an academic year. To apply for a Research Fellowship, please complete the research fellowship online application form by January 31, 2020 by 11:59 pm EST.
This year, PIL also welcome applications for new Data Science Fellowships. Successful applicants for the Data Science Fellowships will have completed an advanced degree (MS, PhD, D.Eng.) in computer science or related field, and plan to pursue a CS project in digital humanities or data science related to Islamic historical or legal sources that can be completed in one semester or year. Examples include discrete projects in NLP, data visualization, and text-mining. To apply for a Program in Islamic Law Data Science Fellowship for 2020-2021, please complete the data science fellowship online application form by January 31, 2020 by 11:59 pm EST.