Fellowship appointments are made by the Dean of Emory School of Law, in consultation with the project director, Dr. Abdullahi A. An-Na’im, and Professor John Witte, Jr., director of the Law and Religion Program. While Fellows are encouraged to take full advantage of Emory University’s academic and professional resources, the program does not require them to undertake a prescribed set of academic activities. Instead, the Director works with each Fellow to help refine and develop his or her proposal and agree on a detailed work plan, including an appropriate system for supervision and support. The objective is to provide the Fellow with the benefits of supervision and interaction with other Fellows and members of the Emory community while assisting them to carry out their projects.
Fellows must have:
- a university degree in any field and proficiency in English;
- familiarity with the basic concepts and institutions of international human rights in relation to Islam or Islamic societies
- a proposed program of activities that reflects a combination of scholarly and advocacy perspectives, and clearly sets out its objectives, methodology and budget; and
- two references and their contact information.
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