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Malaysia's Securities Commission opens applications for Oxford fellowship

The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has announced the opening of applications for the 13th Scholar in Residence (SIR) Visiting Fellowship Programme in Islamic finance.

The programme will be hosted at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (OCIS) in the UK for the academic year 2024/25.

In a statement, it said the programme seeks academicians or practitioners keen on conducting independent applied research on topics relevant to the Islamic Capital Market (ICM).

"The focus areas include Maqasid al-Shariah, Islamic social finance and fintech, the halal economy, impact investing, and sustainable and responsible investments. Candidates specializing in Islamic finance or related disciplines, coupled with practical experience in the field, are encouraged to apply," the statement read. 

The successful applicant will reside in Oxford for one academic year, commencing October 2024, to conduct research and engage in various academic activities.

Established in 2012, the programme, along with the annual SC-OCIS Roundtable on Islamic finance, has been effective in creating a forum for distinguished Shariah scholars, academicians, regulators, and Islamic finance practitioners to explore solutions to the issues and challenges impacting the Islamic finance landscape.

The closing date for submissions is April 30, and applications can be made at:


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