Apply for a Graduate Studentship award

Applications for the year 2020-2021 are now open – deadline for submissions is 5 December 2019

The Centre of Islamic Studies invites applications for graduate research studentships whose research is connected to Muslims in the UK or Europe and is relevant to the areas of study of the Centre of Islamic Studies. The proposed research may be at Masters or PhD level, and may be in any discipline. The studentships will cover EITHER Cambridge University and College fees OR maintenance fees. In order to be considered, candidates must have applied for admission by the relevant deadline to a Department or Faculty of the University of Cambridge and their course of research must begin or continue in the academic year 2020-21. It is a condition that students must accept Research Council or Cambridge Trusts funding if it is subsequently offered.
Successful candidates will be required to contribute to the research and outreach activities of the Centre of Islamic Studies.

To apply, please send:

  • a 2-page outline of the proposed research, with a CV and covering letter,
  • demonstration of sufficient funds to cover maintenance expenses as per University of Cambridge guidelines,
  • how much money you are requesting; and what other sources of funding you have applied for (the amounts, and dates by which you expect to be notified),
  • the names and contact details of two referees,


The deadline for applications is 5 December 2019 and we aim to notify award winners by the end of March 2020.