The Al-Mahdi Institute (AMI) welcomes applications for the AMI Doctoral Scholarship to support talented students working on the study of Imāmī (Twelver) Shīʿism. Despite being one of the largest minority denominations, Imāmī Shīʿism is still a relatively small area of focus within Islamic studies. It is the aim of the AMI Doctoral Scholarship to promote and encourage the study of Imāmī Shīʿism in academia.
The Scholarship is open to students of all nationalities successfully admitted to a doctoral programme at universities based primarily – but not exclusively – in the United Kingdom and North America and who are writing their thesis in the English language. For students on doctoral programmes the United Kingdom, the Scholarship is available from the first year of the programme. For students based at universities in North America, the Scholarship is available from the first year after qualifying exams. The value of the scholarship is £3,000. For further information, click here