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  • The Barakat Trust’s Grant applications for 2018 opened on 3 January 2018 and closes on 31 March 2018.
  • Applicants will be informed of a decision shortly after the end of April 2018.
  • Categories of AwardsThe Academic Advisory Committee annually defines the categories and values of awards within which applications may be made, and retains the right to adjust the number and value of awards, according to the funds available and the quality and quantity of applications received. For grant related queries email: barakat.trust@orinst.ox.ac.uk
  • A1. Barakat Senior Scholar
    One visiting scholarship of £10,000 to enable an established Muslim scholar from the Islamic world to come to Oxford for three months to carry out a specific programme of research and to deliver a lecture on their research.Apply Now »
  • A2. Barakat International Studentship
  • One scholarship of £15,000 to a Muslim student from the Islamic world who has already been accepted on one of the following taught Masters courses. Where a student has been accepted on a two-year course, the grant may be awarded or renewed for the second year of the course, on the condition that the student is able to demonstrate outstanding performance during the first year of the course.

    • American University in Cairo, MA in Islamic Art and Archaeology
    • School of Oriental and African Studies, MA in History of Art and Architecture of the Islamic Middle East
    • University College London, MA in Managing Archaeological Sites
    • University College London, MA in Museum Studies
    • University College London, MA in Principles of Conservation
    • University College London, MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums
    • University of Durham, MA in Museum and Artefact Studies
    • University of Durham, MA in Conservation of Archaeological and Museum Objects
    • University of East Anglia, MA in Museum Studies
    • University of Leicester, MA in Museum Studies
    • University of Sussex, West Dean College, Graduate Diploma/Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Conservation Studies
    • University of York, MA in Conservation Studies
    • University of York, MSc in Digital Heritage

    Apply Now »

  • A3. Barakat Doctoral Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Grants
    Doctoral students, and early career scholars who were awarded a doctorate after 30 June 2012, may apply for grants with an upper limit of £1,500 towards the costs of travel for fieldwork and study, attending conferences, and participating in educational and/or training programmes.Apply Now »
  • A4. Barakat Major Awards

    Established scholars attached to research institutions, including but not restricted to universities, museums and libraries, may apply for awards with an upper limit of £10,000 each for research, educational and/or training programmes, and other projects relating to the archaeology, the conservation and the history of the material and visual culture of Muslim societies.

    Apply Now »

  • A5. Barakat Conservation Awards
    Grants with an upper limit of £7,000 each towards a conservation project or the training of a conservator in the fields of Islamic art and architecture.Apply Now »
  • A6. Barakat Publication Grants
    Grants with an upper limit of £6,000 towards the costs of a major publication on Islamic art, architecture, archaeology etc.Apply Now »
  • A7. Barakat Digitisation Grants
  • One grant of up to £50,000 per year, for a maximum of three years, towards the costs of making available online any major collection of Islamic art, architecture and archaeology. The grant is made from zakat, and therefore only Muslims and Islamic institutions (including libraries and museums in Islamic lands) are eligible to apply. Institutions which can raise matching funds may receive priority. Successful applicants must undertake: (1) to adhere to the standards of digitisation agreed with the Barakat Trust; (2) to store all data with a cloud storage provider approved by the Barakat Trust; (3) to make the digitised data freely available over the web, save only that, with the agreement of the Barakat Trust, the institution shall be entitled to publish low resolution and/or watermarked images of artefacts, and to levy reasonable charges for the supply of high resolution images and for the reproduction of images.Apply Now »

  • B1. Barakat Postdoctoral Scholarship
  • One or more awards of £18,000 each to enable a Muslim post-doctoral scholar, who was awarded a doctorate after 30 June2012, to spend nine months (normally October to June) in Oxford to carry out a specific programme of research or to prepare such research for publication. Please see the separate guidelines to this grant.
  • B2. Barakat Oxford Studentship
    One studentship to cover one year’s university and college fees for a Muslim student already accepted by the Faculty of Oriental Studies of the University of Oxford to read for an M.St or M.Phil in Islamic Art and Archaeology. Renewal for the second year of the M.Phil may be granted to candidates who perform well in the qualifying examination, but the grant may not be extended to cover doctoral studies.Apply Now »
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