Advancing Islamic Studies through research, teaching and outreach at Stanford
The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies is the central forum for the study of Islam and Muslim societies at Stanford University. We support research on Islam and Muslim societies across the globe, coordinate coursework across disciplines, and aim to deepen public understanding of Islam through events, digital media initiatives, and K-12 outreach.
We have three goals that focus on research, teaching, and public outreach:
- We support interdisciplinary research and scholarship on Islamic cultures and societies across the globe. Working within and across academic disciplines and world regions, our affiliates explore the religion of Islam in all its internal complexity and in diverse social and cultural contexts. We host lectures and conferences that advance scholarship in the field and support undergraduate and graduate student research.
- We coordinate and promote interdisciplinary coursework in the field of Islamic Studies. To enrich Stanford students’ exposure to the study of Islam at all levels, we support the academic pursuits of undergraduates and graduates and administer student grants for fieldwork, advanced language training and internships. For undergraduates seeking a Minor in Global Studies, we coordinate the specialization in Islamic Studies.
- We actively engage multiple audiences with the goal of deepening public understanding of Islam and Muslim societies. Through our support for public lectures, artistic performances, exhibitions, and our online resources for K-12 teachers and students, we serve as a resource for the public and educators alike.
Supporting Research and Teaching in Islamic Studies at Stanford
Working within and across academic disciplines and world regions, our faculty explore the religion of Islam in all its internal complexity and in diverse social and cultural contexts. To enrich Stanford students’ exposure to the study of Islam at all levels, we promote coursework, administer grants, and coordinate an undergraduate specialization as part of Global Studies minor.
We support Stanford students' research, language training and internships pertaining to the study of Islam and Muslim societies. Latest grant reports are featured below. Please browse our field notes archive for other reports. To apply, please see undergraduate and graduate student grants.
As an institutional member of the following professional organizations, we encourage our faculty and students to take advantage of unique membership privileges.
Stanford Partners and Resources
We are delighted to work with the following academic units, university offices, libraries and student groups in enhancing Islamic Studies at Stanford.
Centers, Pograms, Institutes
Stanford Libraries and Archives
Undergraduate Student Grants
2016-17 The Abbasi Program Undergraduate Student Grants for the Study of Islam and Muslim Societies
Application cycle will start on January 1, 2017. Application deadline is Wednesday, March 23, 2017.
We invite proposals from continuing undergraduate and co-term students for projects pertaining to the study of Islam and Muslim societies. Projects may focus on any historical period and on Muslim-majority or Muslim–minority contexts. Projects may be pursued during the 2016 Summer Quarter or the 2016-17 academic year. Awards will be up to $4,000 and made on a competitive basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply for matching funds from other Stanford units or external agencies.
The following types of projects are supported:
1. Intensive language study
The proposed course of language study must be integral to the applicant’s academic or professional development. Priority will be given to training in languages not offered on campus or for advanced training in languages where the student has exhausted campus resources.
2. Fieldwork or Advanced Research Projects
Priority will be given to projects that may lead to a senior or honors thesis.
3. Community or Public Service Internships in the U.S. and Abroad
Funds may be used to fully or partially defray the costs of a relevant internship opportunity in a local, national, or international organization.
4. Study Abroad Programs
Funds may be used to fully or partially defray the costs of attending an overseas study program with an academic focus on Islam and Muslim societies.
The grant projects can be conducted in the United States or in a country not included on the U.S. State Department’s Travel Warning list.
Office: Encina Hall West, Room 212
Phone: (650) 736-8169