Faculty Funding

ISP Faculty Grants 2013-14

The deadline for ISP funding applications has now passed. ISP will begin accepting new applications in August 2014.

The Islamic Studies Program (ISP) welcomes proposals for faculty-led research projects that engage any part of the Islamic world and/or with a broader thematic focus on Islam and Muslim communities. Only University of Michigan faculty affiliated with ISP are eligible. Funds may be used to: pursue individual research projects; bring a colleague from the region to participate in a class, conference, or ongoing workshop; and initiate a thematic or geographic workshop series that draws on faculty and/or engages students.

Awards range from $500 to $2,500, depending on the number and character of successful proposals. There will be two deadlines for proposal submission in 2013-14. These are: October 21st, 2013 and March 10th, 2014.

Proposals should include:

  • An explanatory statement no longer than 1,000 words;
  • A current vitae for each principal organizer/participant; and
  • A budget detailing anticipated costs and all sources of support (pending and confirmed).

We expect applicants will also explore other sources of support, where appropriate. Successful applicants will be asked to submit a project descriptions for the ISP websites and annual reports; a final report is expected as a condition of future support.

Successful proposals have demonstrated long-term scholarly impact, shown educational value for graduate or undergraduate support, contributed to the broader mission of ISP, and leveraged other sources of support. Funds may be requested for pilot projects or to supplement existing projects.

Download the funding application form.

Please send proposals to Dani Koel.