The Research Fellowship dedicated to the Governance Programme at the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations based in London (AKU-ISMC) commenced in January 2019. It offers an opportunity to pursue research within a stimulating and supportive environment. Fellows play an active role in the intellectual life of the Programme and the Institute, participating in a wide range of seminars, workshops, and conferences. The fellowship is an opportunity to explore and carry forward one of the Governance Programme’s major research themes.
Fellowship for 2020:
The Research Fellowship will be dedicated to the AKU-ISMC’s Governance Programme and the fellow will be expected to actively participate in the planning and execution of the programme’s activities. The Fellow will carry out research related to one the following areas:
• Political accountability of the executive in semi-presidential regimes
• Fiqh and popular culture
• Translation and governance: translation(s) of governance and governance of translation
• Any other area broadly related to previous events organised by the Programme
The incumbents will receive a gross annual salary in the range of £31,000 to £35,000 and an annual research budget of £500. A return flight will be paid for international Fellows. Please note that accommodation in London will need to be independently organised by the Fellow. Other benefits include: office space, access to computer facilities, and access to AKU-ISMC’s library.