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Beasiswa Young Muslim Scholars 2007

Beasiswa Young Muslim Scholars 2007

Southeast Asia Research Fellowship Programme for Young Muslim Scholars
2007, 30/11, via post / e-mail
Nama Instansi: The Asian Muslim Action Network
Batas Waktu: 30 November 2007
Southeast Asia Research Fellowship Programme for Young Muslim Scholars
2007

The Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN) is pleased to announce the
sixth round of the research fellowship program, Islam in Southeast Asia:
View from within.
The fellowship grants will be awarded for
innovative research on issues concerning economic, socio-political and
cultural changes taking place in the diverse Muslim communities of
Southeast Asia, especially as they relate to modernization and
globalization.

Themes:
Popular Islam
Globalization and Identity Politics
Islam and Changing Gender Realities
Islam Values, Economic Activities and Social Responsibilities
Popular Islam
“Popular
Islam” focuses on encouraging researchers to examine ways in which
Islamic beliefs and practices reach all believers and are reflected
through various means of religious. communication such as studying
Khutbah in local mosques, reading Islamic booklets, and/ or listening
to Muslim radio programs. The question of how Islam can shape and
influence, while at the same time is being shaped by, the lives of
ordinary Southeast Asian Muslims in various local contexts is just one
aspect of this topic that could be analyzed.
Globalization and Identity Politics
Muslim
communities in Southeast Asia are not immune from globalization
processes. New forms of economic and political integration on a world
scale and the accelerated flows of goods, people and information across
the globe all create new opportunities and challenges for Muslims in
the region. The interaction of global and regional forces with local
processes has been perceived both as a threat to Muslim identities and
as beneficial to the development of a new transnational Islam. This
research theme seeks to explore how Muslim identities in Southeast Asia
are formed and shaped by regional and globalizing forces.
Islam and Changing Gender Realities
Rapidly
evolving social, cultural and economic processes are leading to
unprecedented changes in the societal roles of men and women. Muslim
communities in Southeast Asia are being confronted with a diversity of
values and lifestyles expressing multiple definitions of gender roles
and relationships not always in line with dominant values. This
research area encourages researchers to examine how gender roles in
both the public and private sphere are changing for Muslims in
Southeast Asia and relate those changes to current theological and
political debates.
Islam Values, Economic Activities and Social Responsibilities
Studies
in this area should examine how Islamic values and institutions can
provide alternative economic options to those perceived as
condradictory to Qur`anic principles such as riba. Area of focus could
include identifying how Islamic economic values work in a modern
business environment, analysis of indigenous entrepreneurial models
that have been or can be utilized for local level empowerment and/ or
studies of the lives of entrepreneurs and the ways Islamic values shape
and are re-shaped by their economic activities and social
responsibilities.
Eligibility
Candidates must be
nationals of Southeast Asian countries, hold at least a Bachelor degree
and should not be over 40 years of age.
Candidates may work in
different sectors including academia, media, and non-governmental
organizations. Candidate must be highly motivated to deepen their
understanding of Islam in the region.
Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Fellowship Value
The
fellowship consists of an average research grant of $5,000 to cover all
research costs for a maximum period of six months in the original
country of resercher, and funded participation in mentoring workshops.
The Secretariat will arrange for editing, publication and distribution
of the report in a “work in progress” series.
Application Procedure
To
apply for this fellowship program, candidates need to submit a complete
research proposal. Proposed research projects should include sufficient
details so that it can be judged for its merit and feasibility.
The candidates can download the application form from our website as a
MS Word document. Applications by e-mail are also accepted.
The closing date for application submission is 30 November 2007.
Selection
Final selections will be made by the Advisory board.
Programme Advisory Board
Dr. Carmen Abubakar
Institute of Islamic Studies,
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Q.C.
Metro Manila, Philippines.
Dr. Azyumardi Azra
Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN), Syarif Hidayatullah
Jakarta, Indonesia.
Dr. Suzaina Kadir
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore,
Singapore
M. Abdus Sabur
Asian Muslim Action Network &
Asian Resource Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand
Dr. Chaiwat Satha-Anand
Faculty of Political Science,
Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
Dr. Alan Feinstein
The Rockefeller Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand
Dr. Shamsul A.B.
Institute of Malay World and Civilization (ATMA) Universiti
Kebangsaan, Malaysia
Program Management
The
fellowship program is managed by the AMAN secretariat, which is housed
at the Asian Resource Foundation (ARF) in Bangkok, Thailand.
AMAN
was established in 1990 with the goal of building understanding and
solidarity among Muslims and with other faith communities in Asia
towards people`s empowerment, human rights, justice and peace. AMAN`s
Council consists of eleven members representing various Asian
countries, with Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer of the center for study of
society and secularism, India as chairman.
Financial support to the
fellowship program is provided by the Rockefeller Foundation, Southeast
Asia Regional Office
Bangkok, Thailand.
Secretariat
Dwi Rubiyanti Kholifah – Program Coordinator
Contact Address
Islam in Southeast Asia: A View from Within Research Fellowship
Programme AMAN/ARF
House 1562/113, Soi 1/1
Mooban Pibul, Pracharaj Road,
Bangkok 10800, Thailand
Tel: 66-2-9130196,
Fax: 66-2-9130197

~ Astomo Hadi ~


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