UK: Call for PHD Scholarships!

The Aziz Foundation is an independent grant-making body dedicated to supporting the most disadvantaged communities. It aims to do this through supporting community empowerment, leadership development and greater public engagement in and by these communities. The Foundation seeks to achieve its objectives through supporting individuals and projects, strengthening organisations and infrastructures and helping to incubate innovative ideas and initiatives that will improve the conditions of these communities.


The Foundation has three scholarships available for exceptional students active in Muslim communities and interested in how their needs may be met through research and academic work. Priority for these scholarships will be given to research which helps foster an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing Muslims through either:

• the application of Islamic theology, ethics or law as to be understood by Muslims.

• a deeper understanding of a philosophical, political, legal, economic, educational, social or cultural problem facing Muslims, particularly where this may be addressed through public policy.

• the quantitative analysis of large data sets that help develop more nuanced narratives on Muslims.

The Foundation is keen, however, to support students who would like to pursue a career in research and academia not just to benefit Muslims, but all communities, in pursuit of their specific and common goals that will help create a more cohesive society.

Other scholarships available from the Aziz Foundation for the academic year 2017-2018 are:

1. Masters in In Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies: Developing Community Services Professionals from Muslim Communities. Applications close on Friday 23rd June 2017

2. Masters in Arts Scholarships: Developing Arts Management Professionals and Artists from Muslim Communities. Applications close on Sunday 30 April 2017


The Aziz Foundation welcomes informal enquiries from candidates considering scholarship applications and all enquires should be sent to the Scholarships Project, Aziz Foundation, 16 Babmaes Street, London SW1Y 6HD, or emailed to

For more information please contact:
Tel: +44 (0) 207 432 2444 [Mon-Fri 09:30-17:30]