If a suitable candidate presents him or herself, an election will be made to the Sheikh Zayed Graduate Studentship in Islamic Studies with effect from Michaelmas Term 2019. The award is intended for any postgraduate student pursuing doctoral research in any field of Islamic Studies. Candidates must have obtained a merit or distinction result or its equivalent in a masters course in a relevant field of study.
The studentship comprises the equivalent of the university and college fee for up to three years (at either the UK/EU or overseas rate) and a maintenance grant. The award is tenable for one year in the first instance, renewable for up to a maximum of two further years subject to receipt of a satisfactory report from the supervisor.
The award is tenable at any Oxford college, and may be held in either the Faculty of Oriental Studies or the Faculty of Theology and Religion. The award is funded by the Sheikh Zayed Endowment Fund, established at Oxford by a generous benefaction from the Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahayan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation.
All applications will be considered on their merits by a panel of representatives from the Board of Management for the Sheikh Zayed Fund for Islamic Studies.
Applicants who apply for a DPhil (this includes current students who have applied for re-admission) for entry in October 2019, and who submit their application by the 11 January 2019 deadline, will automatically be considered.
The holder of the studentship will be invited to give a short presentation of their research to the Board of Management for the fund at their annual meeting.