The Foundation is offering a Masters scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year for an exceptional student actively engaged in British Muslim education and interested in researching the needs of Muslim learners, and how these may be met. The key objective of this scholarship is to help develop a pool of Muslim educational researchers and leaders capable of addressing the educational challenges facing British Muslim communities through empirical research which supports the understanding of Muslim educational experiences and/or theoretical research on Islamic educational philosophies, curricula and pedagogical practices. The Foundation seeks to support teachers and educational leaders working on the ground to address complex educational problems so that they can deliver inspiring and creative educational solutions. The scholarship’s wider aim is to support students who would like to pursue a career in educational research not just to benefit Muslims, but all communities, secular and religious, in pursuit of their specific and common goals that will help create a more cohesive Britain.
The scholarship will cover tuition and living expenses for a year, up to a maximum of £25,000 in total. The successful applicant will be selected through an application and interview process managed by the Aziz Foundation.
Students will additionally be supported through the Aziz Foundation’s Leadership Support Scheme (LSS), which will assist in developing their knowledge-base, personal qualities, leadership skills and professional networks. They will be matched with mentors to support and guide them during and after their study. They will further undertake two short placements with a community related or research organisation and a statutory sector agency respectively.
Applicants should meet all of the following requirements:
Applications are now closed