Scholars Invited To Apply For 12th SIR Visiting Fellowship Programme in Islamic Finance at OCIS UK

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) is inviting aspiring scholars to apply for the 12th Scholar in Residence (SIR) Visiting Fellowship Programme in Islamic Finance at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) UK for the 2023/24 academic year.

The SIR Programme is open to academicians or practitioners with competencies to conduct independent applied research on topics of contemporary relevance to the Islamic capital market.

Areas of priority include Islamic social finance, impact investing, fintech, transition finance, and those relating to sustainable and responsible investment.

Applicants specialising in Islamic finance and/or a closely related discipline with extensive practical experience in the related field are encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant is expected to take up residence for one academic year at the OCIS starting October 2023. As part of the programme, the selected scholar will also be expected to give occasional lectures and conduct seminars, engage in collaborative study, and conduct outreach to relevant institutions.

The programme is part of the SC’s continuous efforts to spur sustained global development of the Islamic capital market, with thought leadership as a key pillar.

The closing date for submissions is 19 June 2023. Please visit to apply.
For further details on the SIR Programme, please visit the Visiting Fellowship section on the OCIS website at

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