The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) is pleased to announce its 2017 Summer Student Program (SSP), which will be held in the period of July 10 – August 8, 2017. SSP is an intensive, 5-week residential program in Islamic studies and related subjects.
This residential program is designed for graduate students and exceptional senior undergraduates – regardless of the field of study – who have a particular interest in developing their knowledge and research skills in the core areas of Islamic studies such as methods in the study of Islam, the Qur’an, the Sunnah, Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) and Maqasid al-Shari‘ah (Objectives of Islamic Law and Ethics), Foundations of Belief, Knowledge, and Science, Muslim History and Civilization, and Contemporary Islamic Thought. The program also provides analysis and discussions – in seminar format – on subjects related to Islamophobia, Islamic finance, faith-based wealth building, and Islam in America.
A distinguishing feature of the IIIT Summer Student Program is that it combines faith-based normativity with best academic practices and approaches. The program is characterized by pedagogical innovativeness and academic rigor, while welcoming religious expressions and spirituality.
As a part of their SSP experience, students also attend the IIIT Summer Institute for Scholars, which is held on July 26-29, 2017. More information can be obtained here.
Accommodations for out-of-area students will be provided by the IIIT at a local hotel on a shared basis. In addition, IIIT will pay each student a stipend of $1,000 to cover their living and other expenses, which will be paid in two installments. Students must have their own health insurance coverage. IIIT does not provide health – or any other form – of insurance to students. The program will be held at the IIIT offices in Herndon, VA.
Transportation to and from Herndon is each student’s responsibility. The Institute will not cover transportation costs.
Interested applicants should fill out the online application form and submit it with the following:
1. Current resume/C.V. 2. Recent transcript 3. 250-word statement on why the student wants to study at SSP and what s/he hopes to accomplish 4. 250-word statement on current research interest that may be carried out as a research project during SSP
Application deadline: April 15, 2017.
Official transcripts should be sent to the following address: Director of Research and Academic Programs, International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), 500 Grove St., Suite 200, Herndon, VA 20170, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eligibility: The prospective applicant must be currently enrolled as a graduate student or a graduating senior at a North American university (in the US or Canada). The program is open to students of all national, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.
For additional information please email Shazia Kamal Farook, Program Manager at the Fairfax Institute of IIIT: email@example.com, or call 703-230-2843.