HomeAbout the Shirazi Foundation Scholarship Program & Grants


Shirazi Foundation grants increase the breadth and depth of the Institute’s work by supporting peacebuilding projects managed by non-profit organizations including educational institutions, research institutions, Religious Studies Institutions, and  civil society organizations.


In over Fifty  years of grantmaking, the Institute has provided funding to grantees located in over a dozen countries.  Shirazi Foundation sees no boundaries when it comes to facilitating accurate and reliable researches made available for research enthusiasts and education seekers.  Accordingly, the foundation has restructured its grantmaking to fund and support targeted opportunities to advance research and studies in Shia Islamic Studies. The Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

The purpose of the Shirazi Foundation Scholarship Program is to assist efforts to diversify the  Ph.D. degree-holding workforce by increasing the recruitment, retention, and graduation of underrepresented doctoral students in Religious Studies, Interfaith, Shia Studies, Islamic Law, and Humanitarian Law.


Eligibility to apply for Shirazi Foundation Scholarship:


     All citizens regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation


     Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations),


     Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.


Receipt of the fellowship award is conditioned upon each awardee providing satisfactory documentation that he or she meets the eligibility requirements.The Foundation’s scholarship programs are managed by the Shirazi Foundation Inc. For information regarding level-specific eligibility requirements, and other program information please email us : Ibrahim@iswf.us