Post Graduate Research Fellowship (PGRF)

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Deadline: Completed applications, with all relevant documents, must be submitted by 12 noon (GMT) on 22 November 2021. 

The Post Graduate Research Fellowship (PGRF) is designed to help GPISH graduates acquire the knowledge, analytical tools and skills to contribute more effectively to the needs of the Jamatinfo-icon and Ismaili Religious Education Boards (ITREBs). It is open to applicants interested in working with Ismaili Tariqahinfo-icon and ITREBs after completing their GPISH studies.

Based on their HR needs, ITREBs may sponsor students to undertake the PGRF training. You will select the topics of your field research and your third-year Master’s degree in consultation with your sponsoring ITREB. 

Course Structure

Following the successful completion of GPISH, you will embark on a bespoke three-month residential course that builds on the GPISH curriculum, followed by a nine-month paid professional internship at sponsoring ITREBs, which will include a field assignment.

After that, you will return to the IIS for a six-week residential course to consolidate your learning and field experiences. You will have the possibility of participating in a range of continuing professional development opportunities offered by ITREBs and the IIS, before returning to the IIS for a final three-week residential course. On successful completion of your training, you will join an ITREB in a full-time capacity. PGRF candidates will be committed to working with ITREBs for at least three years after graduation.

Following your training and during your professional engagement with ITREBs, you will be entitled to publish articles in academic journals, as well as on the IIS website, in the annual IIS Update magazine and the Alumni newsletter for two academic years. As an affiliate of the IIS, you may also present papers at academic conferences.

For further information or to apply for PGRF, please get in touch with us at or alternatively, contact your local ITREB.