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Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies eyeing fintech experts among others for Islamic finance visiting fellowship

The Securities Commission Malaysia and Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) are inviting market practitioners and scholars to apply for the 11th Scholar in Residence Visiting Fellowship Programme in Islamic Finance.

Opened to academicians and practitioners specializing in Islamic finance and/or a closely related discipline with extensive experience, the program will evaluate applicants based on their competence in conducting independent applied research on topics of contemporary relevance to the Islamic capital market, with prioritization of Maqasid al Shariah, Islamic social finance and fintech, the Halal economy, impact investing and SRI-related topics.

The successful applicant is required to take up residence for the 2022/23 academic year at the OCIS starting in October 2022.

“Besides conducting research, the selected scholar will be required to deliver occasional lectures and seminars, engage in collaborative study, and conduct outreach to relevant institutions,” according to a statement.

The application submission period will end on the 10th July 2022.

Launched in 2012, the program is an SC initiative to globalize the development of the Islamic capital market in collaboration with OCIS, with thought leadership as a key pillar. Past scholars include industry practitioners and academicians from Malaysia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas.

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