Fatima Al-Fihri Award in Islamic Studies

Nominations are due in the Spring/Summer term


  • Open to full-time or part-time registered students
  • Satisfactory academic standing
  • Registered in a graduate program in the Faculty of Arts
  • Islamic Studies
  • Academic achievement
  • Relevance of research topic
  • Given to a student who identifies as a woman and whose research is in the field of African-centric Islamic studies
  • Open to Canadian citizens.
  • Open to permanent residents.
  • Open to foreign nationals holding Canadian study permits.
  • Open to applicants in doctoral programs.
  • Open to applicants in masters programs.
  • Open to applicants in course-based study programs.
  • Open to applicants in thesis-based study programs.

How to apply

By nomination only. Students should contact their department for details on their application process. Nominations are submitted to GPS by the Department (or Faculty). The Graduate Scholarship Committee makes the final decision.

Additional Information

Deadlines on this page are approximations. Departments may have their own internal deadlines for adjudicating awards before submitting to GPS. Please contact your department directly about deadlines.

The value and number of awards and scholarships are determined yearly and may increase or decrease. Departments can confirm the current value of open awards and GPS deadlines through GSMS.

Award Details


Annually funded by Nakita Valerio

Number of Awards

Award Type


Award Category

Department Specific