ISPU plans to host an 18-month fellowship beginning in Fall 2021 to conduct research and analysis to center and uplift Black Muslim experiences. This fellow will be a member of ISPU’s research team and will not only conduct, publish, and widely share original scholarship, but also organize and lead discussions, participate in thought leadership opportunities, and equip changemakers with research. The fellow’s objective is to shed light on a topic relevant to Black Muslim experiences through rigorous research and empower stakeholders toward collective action with this knowledge.
Specific goals of the Black Muslim Experiences Research Fellowship include:
The Black Muslim Experiences Research Fellow will be required to conduct original research (or continue original research already in progress) on a topic related to Black Muslim experiences. By the completion of this 18-month cycle, this fellow will complete:
Throughout the fellowship activities, ISPU will provide support to the fellow to complete and disseminate the research. Support includes, but is not limited to:
Time commitment: 25 hours per week for 18 months starting on August 2, 2021 (some start date flexibility available). Please note: this position is remote.
Research budget: $10,000 to support research costs including data collection and analysis
Minimum qualifications:Master’s degree (including in progress) or PhD (including in progress) in a relevant field with at least 2 years of research experience.
Selection criteria: Applications will be rated upon how much the proposed research topic fills a gap or demonstrated need on topics related to Black Muslim experiences, offers actionable solutions, and the potential for high impact. Top applicants will be invited for an interview. Selection committee includes ISPU staff and the ISPU Working Group on Black Muslim Research.
How to apply: Complete the following application to apply. The application will close at 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, June 14, 2021.