Faculty Funding

The Islamic Studies Program (ISP) welcomes proposals from faculty for research, conferences, and event co-sponsorships:

  • Research and Conference Travel Grants: Funds may be used to pursue individual research projects domestically and internationally, to attend and/or present research for a conference or workshop that explores topics in Islam and Muslim communities.
  • Event Co-Sponsorship Awards: Funds may be used to bring a colleague to participate in a class or public lecture or any event that engages part of the Islamic world with a broader thematic focus on Islam and Muslim communities.

Awards of up to $1,500 are granted, depending on the number and character of successful proposals.

Application deadline: Rolling

Proposals should include:

  • An explanatory statement no longer than 1,000 words;
  • A current CV 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 description for the ISP website and annual report; 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.

2013-14 Faculty Research and Conference Travel Grants

Erdem Cipa, History & Near Eastern Studies, for archival research in Istanbul, Turkey.

2013-14 Faculty Event Co-Sponsorship Awards

Shazia Iftkhar, Communication Studies 
 Nov 14, 2013 - Daisy Khan, “Imagine: Muslim Women as Co-Stewards of Society” 
 Dec 5, 2013 - Precious Rasheeda Muhammad, “To Be Young, Gifted, Black, American,
 Muslim, and Woman: Reflections from a 21st-Century, Muslim History Detective”
 Dec 9, 2013 - Shazia Iftkhar, “Good and Bad Muslims, Good and Bad Citizens: Media Coverage 
 of the French Veil Debates”

Evelyn Alsultany, American Culture
 Jan 30-31, 2014 - Leila Buck, “Hkeelee (Talk to Me)”