Graduate Programs

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.

Number of Awards:  A maximum of three Ph.D. students and three MA students from all departments/programs in the Faculty of Arts

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, 2018.

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

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

3. Three letters of recommendations 

Process:  

A Graduate Scholarship Committee under the chairmanship of ECMC Chair of Islamic Studies will finalizes a nomination list for Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR).

Please send the complete application package of eligible students to:
 
Mojtaba Mahdavi
ECMC Chair of Islamic Studies
Associate Professor
10-25 Tory Building
Department of Political Science