27.01.2020

Barakat Trust > Grant Programmes for Researchers in Islamic Art, Heritage, Architecture and Culture

A UK charity founded in 1987, Barakat Trust operates for educational and heritage purposes focusing on the heritage of the Islamic world. They provide scholarships and grants for study and research projects, as well as supporting conservation and documentation work, travel for research and education, and training programmes.

The Trust offers a number of grants, including:

  • Barakat Postgraduate Student & Early Career Award: For postgraduate students, early career professionals, and early career scholars who were awarded a doctorate after 30 June 2014. The award offers grants with an upper limit of £1500 towards the costs of travel for fieldwork, research and study relating to: (1) the history of the art, architecture and material culture of the Islamic world before circa 1920 CE; (2) the archaeological investigation of the Islamic world; (3) the conservation of artefacts, buildings and material culture produced in or for the Islamic world before circa 1920 CE; (4) libraries, museums and other public institutions exhibiting the art and material culture of the Islamic world before circa 1920 CE; (5) education and training associated with (1) to (4) above; (6) conferences, exhibitions and publications associated with (1) to (4) above.

  • Barakat Senior Scholar: One visiting scholarship of £10,000 to enable an established Muslim scholar to reside in Oxford for three months to carry out a specific programme of research and to deliver a lecture on their research.

  • Barakat Postdoctoral Scholarship: The Barakat Postdoctoral Scholarship provides a grant of £18,000 to enable a Muslim post-doctoral scholar, who was awarded a doctorate after 30 June 2015, to reside in Oxford for nine months (normally October to June) to carry out a specific programme of research or to prepare such research for publication.

Applications are invited from around the world. Note that while the Trust has a long track record of supporting projects and initiatives driven by individuals, individuals applying for grants from The Barakat Trust need to identify an institution to which grant monies can be transferred on their behalf.

Deadline: 31 March 2020

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