State of Kuwait Graduate Award in Islamic Studies 2020

 —- State of Kuwait Graduate Award in Islamic Studies/Muslim Societies 2020

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

* Value: $8500 for each graduate student.

* Deadline: Students should check with their departments for internal deadlines. The deadline for the Graduate Scholarship Committee is April 1, 2020.

* ​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 recommendation.

​* ​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