State of Kuwait Graduate Award in Islamic Studies

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State of Kuwait Graduate Award in Islamic Studies

Graduate students in the Faculty of Arts whose research projects are focused on socio-cultural, historical, religious and/or political issues in the Muslim context are encouraged to apply.

* Value: $6000 for each graduate student

* Deadline: Students should check with their departments for internal deadlines. The deadline for the Graduate Scholarship Committee is April 1, 2019.

* ​Eligibility: Awarded annually to a student registered full-time in the first through fifth year of a PhD program in the Faculty of Arts whose research focuses on Muslim/Islamic Studies.
Awarded annually to a student registered full-time in the first or second year of a Master’s degree program in the Faculty of Arts whose research focuses on Muslim/Islamic Studies.

* ​Application: Graduate students need to submit their applications to their departments. A complete application package consists of:

1- A letter of application by the student describing the student’s work:

• A maximum of 500-word application letter describing the student’s research project and its relevance to Islamic Studies and/or Muslim Societies, indicating how the scholarship will further that research
• A maximum of three-page CV, highlighting the student’s academic accomplishments

2- A transcript of the academic record (downloaded/scanned copies are acceptable):

• PhD and MA transcripts for PhD students
• BA and MA transcripts for MA students

3- Three letters of recommendations.

​* ​Process: A Graduate Scholarship Committee chaired by ​the ECMC Chair in Islamic Studies will finalize a nomination list. Final award decision lies with ​the ​Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR).

Department should send their complete packages of eligible student applications to:

Professor Mojtaba Mahdavi
ECMC Chair in Islamic Studies
Department of Political Science
10-25 Tory Building
University of Alberta

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