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The IIS is pleased to announce that applications for the Doctoral Scholarship are now open. The deadline for applications is 31 March 2022.

The IIS awards Doctoral Scholarships each year to suitable candidates who are interested in pursuing research at PhD level on a topic related to any of the Institute’s core research areas. The most relevant to the Institute’s research needs are:

  • Ismaili studies
  • Wider Shiʿi studies
  • Qurʾanic studies
  • Islamic law
  • Education
  • Manuscript studies

The scholarship is also open to any areas in which Islam can be analysed in one of its various manifestations (historical, theological, philosophical, legal, educational, political, ritual, cultural, etc.).

The Institute’s Doctoral Scholarships programme was established in 1997. Since then, more than 52 scholarships have been awarded. The Doctoral Scholarships are a vehicle for intellectual advancement, career progression and human resources development.

To apply, please download and complete the application form and submit it together with the required documents to scholarships@iis.ac.uk by 31 March. All documents must be submitted in PDF format.

The application form must be accompanied by:

  • Cover letter
  • Updated CV
  • Personal Statement of Commitment  
  • Copies of graduate-level academic transcripts, including a copy of your Master’s diploma
  • Copy of letter of acceptance to doctoral programme
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample
  • Doctoral research proposal

The IIS Doctoral Scholarships are available to Ismaili students from around the globe. 

For any other information, please email us on scholarships@iis.ac.uk.

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