Sultonbek Axsakolov (GPISH class of 2002) will join the Department of History at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, to work on Russian and Soviet studies on the Ismailis.
Amier Saidulla (GPISH class of 2003) will study the religious practices of the Tajik Ismailis in Xinjiang province of China. He will join the Department of Social Anthropology of the Graduate School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh.
A partial scholarship has been offered to Shaftolu Gulamadov (GPISH class of 2007), who is also the recipient of this year’s prestigious Connaught Scholarship from Canada. Shaftolu will work on his thesis entitled “Ismaili tradition of Tajik Badakhshan” at the Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto. 
In addition to the above, Mohammadreza Jalaeipour, who is based at the University of Oxford, received partial assistance towards completing his doctoral studies. He is currently working on his thesis entitled “Transformation of religiosity under religious politics in Shi‘i Iran since 1979”.
For more information on the Doctoral Scholarships offered by the IIS, previous recipients and application for the next year, please visit the Doctoral Scholarship Programme page of the website.