PhD Scholarships for International Students in Muslim Studies

University of Western Sydney, Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies

Very attractive stipend of $37,500 per annum tax-free
Funded place in the degree
An exciting opportunity to pursue your research interests
The Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies (SCMS) has been established at UWS under the umbrella of the National Centre of Excellent for Islamic Studies.

The research focus of the Centre will include:

How Muslim culture and communities evolve over time
How to encourage greater intercultural harmony within Australia
The future of multicultural Australia and the place of Muslim Australians within it
Conducting comparative studies on international Muslim communities in cosmopolitan cultures
The Centre is currently seeking two excellent doctoral candidates to undertake research projects in one of the following areas:
Religion and multiculturalism
Muslim communities and youth cultures
Consumerism and religion
Public religions and secularization


Background in the social sciences or humanities
Bachelor Honours degree (Class I or II), or equivalent qualifications and/or experience (eg coursework masters degree with a significant research component)
preference will be given to applicants with an interest in the sociology and/or anthropology of religion with special reference to Islam
domestic and international applicants are encouraged to apply
What does the scholarship provide?
tax-free stipend of $37,500 per annum
the successful applicant will be awarded a funded place in the degree
relocation allowance if applicable
Need more information?
Contact Assoc Professor Adam Possamai to discuss your proposed project:; +61 2 9772 6623
Contact the Research Scholarships Development Officer to discuss enrolments and scholarships at UWS: Ms Tracy Mills;; +61 2 4736 0966
Find out more about The Centre For the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies on the web:

How to apply

Applicants should submit the application form, research proposal and CV by the closing date
The application for can be downloaded from the web:
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