We are pleased to present the topics chosen by scientists in which research will be conducted:

1. The Role of Islam in the Formation of the System of Electoral Administration (on the Example of Jaro-Belakan Free Societies)
2. Coins as a source of the history of Islam
3. The Pilgrimage in the Shadow of Pandemics: Russian Muslims in Hijaz
4. Chronicle of Islamic Education in Modern Kazakhstan: Achievements and Modern Challenges
5. Islamic factor in the national liberation movement of the population of northwestern Azerbaijan in the first half of the 19th century
...and more.

We remind you that The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) and Institute of Knowledge Integration (IKI) invite scholars from post-Soviet countries to submit proposals for research grants program at the IKI for the 2023 academic year. Topics may cover any research area from any discipline within Islamic Studies and mush seek to be innovative, with the potential to impact research in the field. We are particularly interested in receiving proposal in such research areas as:

• Islamic history and civilization
• Social science studies in Muslim societies
• Reform of education in Muslim societies
• Islamic philosophy, spirituality and literary criticism
• Maqāsid al-Sharī`ah, ethics and public policy
• New methodologies in the study of the Qur’ān and Sunnah
• Renewal of Islamic thought
• Epistemology and integration of knowledge.

IIIT and IKI award one-year grants to support research and writing by individual scholars. The Institutes expects the grant holders to produce a tangible outcome: a book, book chapter, publishable paper. The main languages of research outcomes are Russian and other languages of the CIS countries. The maximum amount of the research grant is $2000.

Eligibility to Apply:

Scholars must be from post-Soviet countries and must have a Candidate or Doctor of Science (PhD) degree in Islamic studies, law, arts, humanities, and social sciences. In exceptional cases, senior PhD students may also apply. Former grantees may apply once in 5-year period.


Applications are to be submitted by email [email protected] or online four times a year: by January 15, March 15, June 15 and September 15.

Full application must contain the following:

• Completed application form. 
• Proposal (not longer than 2 pages) which includes description of the project, timeline for completion, proposed outcome(s). 
• Academic CV (max. 5 pages).
• A sample of research text (paper or book chapter).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.