SC opens applications for prestigious Fellowship in Islamic Finance

Last update: 14/11/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 -- The Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC) is inviting applications for the ninth Visiting Fellowship at Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS), a recognised independent centre of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom under the Scholar in Residence (SIR) Programme in Islamic Finance for 2020/2021 academic year commencing October 2020. 

SC in a statement here today said applicants should have extensive experience in Islamic finance or a closely related discipline, and demonstrate competence in conducting independent academic research. 

"The closing date for submissions is Feb 3 next year. The selected scholar will take up residence in Oxford to conduct the research and to participate in a range of academic activities at OCIS. 

“In addition, the Visiting Fellow is expected to give occasional lectures and conduct seminars, engage in collaborative study and conduct outreach to relevant institutions," the statement said.

The SIR Programme was set up in 2012 following a resolution made at the SC-OCIS Roundtable on Islamic Finance, an annual flagship event. It has received global responses from various jurisdictions, representing the diversity and worldwide acceptance of Islamic finance.