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ISP Summer Fellowships

The Islamic Studies Program (ISP) seeks applications from undergraduate students for grants up to $3,000 toward summer projects in the U.S. or abroad in the field of Islamic studies. This award cannot be used for language study.

Deadline: February 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate programs at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Students who have declared a minor in Islamic studies will be given preference.

Application Requirements: Applicants must submit the following application materials:

  • Summer Funding Application Form
  • Statement of purpose (1-3 pages) including proposed time period, institutional affiliation, your reasons for pursuing the project, and how this experience will contribute to your career goals
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Curriculum Vitae or résumé
  • Official University of Michigan transcript

A written report based on the project will be required at its conclusion.

Contact: isp.fellowships@umich.edu

2016 ISP Summer Fellowship Recipients

Nur Amirah Amer Hamzah, BA Economics/Political Science, for an internship with the Central Bank of Malaysia's London Representative Office.

Noah Attal, BS Earth & Environmental Sciences, for an internship at the Felicity Foundation in Ann Arbor.

Alaa Hajeissa, BS Neuroscience, for an internship at the Felicity Foundation in Ann Arbor.

Edda Hanafi, BS Economics, for an internship at the Women's Aid Organization in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Timothy Peterson, BA Comparative Literature/BMus Composition, to study sacred classical Arabic music in Tangier, Morocco.

Muhammad Amier Zaryff Razali, BA Economics/History, for an internship at the Khazanah Research Institute in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

2015 ISP Summer Fellowship Recipients

Mohamad Bazzi, BA LSA, for research on the Maktab Tarighat Oveyssi (MTO) centers in California and Texas.

Muhammad Amier Zaryff Razali, BA Economics/History, for an internship with the Central Bank of Malaysia.

Luqman Harith Saifuddin, BS Economics/Actuarial Mathematics, for participation in the Durham Islamic Finance Summer School in England.

Event Co-Sponsorship Awards

The Islamic Studies Program (ISP) welcomes proposals from undergraduate students for event co-sponsorships. Funds may be used to support any event that promotes the understanding of global Islamic culture and Muslim societies worldwide, with preference for events that include an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-confessional dimension. Awards of up to $1,500 are granted, depending on the number and character of successful proposals.

Proposals should include:

  • ISP Funding Application Form
  • An explanatory statement no longer than 1,000 words
  • 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 campus-wide impact, shown educational value, 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. ISP reviews funding requests on a rolling basis. Please submit all materials to IslamicStudies@umich.edu.

2015-16 Undergraduate Event Co-Sponsorship Awards

The Ann Arbor Palestinian Film Festival
Mar 10-13, 2016 - The Ann Arbor Palestinian Film Festival

Indonesian Student Association (PERMIAS)
Feb 20, 2016 - Indonesian Cultural Night

Malaysian Students Association (MiMSA)
Mar 28, 2016 - Malaysian Cultural Night

Muslim Students’ Association
Jan 19-20, 2016 - Sacred Time Project

2014-15 Undergraduate Event Co-Sponsorship Awards

Albanian American Student Organization
Mar 18, 2015 - Besa: The Promise

The Ann Arbor Palestinian Film Festival 
Mar 19–22, 2015 - The Ann Arbor Palestinian Film Festival

Indonesian Student Association (PERMIAS) 
Mar 21, 2015 - Indonesian Cultural Night

International Policy Students Association (IPSA) 
Mar 30, 2015 - Is Genocide Unfolding in Myanmar?

Malaysian Students Association (MiMSA)
Mar 22, 2015 - Malaysian Cultural Night 2015 
Apr 4, 2015 - Malaysian Studies Forum 
May 22–24, 2015 - Malaysian Midwest Games 2015

Muslim Students' Association 
Nov 10, 2014 - Fast-a-Thon 
Nov 14, 2014 - Traditional African Islam: At the Crossroad of Muslim and Ethnic Cultures 
Jan 23–25, 2015 - Sacred Time Project 
Mar 20, 2015 - Defining the Muslim American Feminist

Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE) 
Oct 6 & 10, 2014 - Palestinian Awareness Week (PAW)

2013-14 Undergraduate Event Co-Sponsorship Awards

Indonesian Student Association (PERMIAS) 
Feb 22, 2014 - Indonesian Cultural Night

Malaysian Students Association (MiMSA) 
Mar 15, 2014 - Malaysian Studies Forum Mar 30, 2014 - Malaysian Cultural Night

Muslim Students' Association 
Mar 20, 2014 - #Trending: Muslim Women Journalists and the Politics of Representation 
Mar 21, 2014 - Ustadh Usama Canon, Director of Ta’leef Collective, "Assimilation, Isolation, and Integration of Muslims in America"

Other Funding Resources

University of Michigan Travel Policy

All U-M students traveling abroad for university-related purposes (i.e., participating in study, research, work, or volunteer programs organized or supported by U-M departments/units or for which U-M in-residence credit is granted) are required to register their travel in the U-M Travel Registry and purchase U-M’s Travel Abroad Health Insurance. Students may also buy this insurance for personal or leisure travel abroad. For information about the U-M international travel policy and other international education resources, see Global Michigan.