Doctoral Scholarship Programme

The Institute awards doctoral scholarships each year to suitable candidates. Preference is given to those applicants who have completed the Institute’s three year Graduate Programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities and who are interested in pursuing careers in Islamic studies.

 

Scholarships are granted on the basis of a 50 percent grant and a 50 percent loan for the entire duration of the degree course for which a student has applied, normally a three-year period. However, the annual renewal of the award is conditional upon the student’s satisfactory academic progress.

The Institute welcomes applications for its new PhD Scholarship cycle in the following priority fields: any aspect of Ismaili history and thought, Shi‘i Islam, Qur’anic studies and hadith (especially Shi‘i hadith). Other areas of Islamic studies will also be considered.


The next scholarship will be awarded in 2013.


How to apply


In recent years, doctoral scholarships have been awarded to the following students:


2012



2011




2010




2009




2008




2007




2006




2005




2004



  • Maryam Rezaee, PhD in the Politics Department at the University of York.
  • Karim Gillani, PhD in the Department of Music and Religious Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada.

  • Otambek Mastibekov, PhD in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.


2003




2002



  • Yahia Baiza, DPhil in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford.
  • Abdulmamad Iloliev, PhD in Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge.

  • Vafo Navkarov, PhD in Philosophy at the University College London.


2001

 


  • Amin Mahdavi, PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science at the University of Edinburgh.
  • Gurdofarid Miskinzoda, PhD in Islamic Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

  • Saeed Zaydabadi Nejad, PhD in Social Anthropology and Media Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.


2000




  • Miriam Ali de Unzaga, DPhil in Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.


1999




  • Omar Alí-de-Unzaga, PhD in Islamic Studies at the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Cambridge.


1998



  • Laila Halani, DPhil in Anthropology at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.

  • Fahmida Suleman, DPhil in Islamic Art and Archaeology at the University of Oxford.


1997



  • Zulfikar Hirji, DPhil in Anthropology at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford.