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Muslim Studies Endowment

Opportunities

Student Opportunities

Student opportunities are available to all Butler students in all colleges and stages of their academic program.

Internships

Students hungry to contribute to and learn from local and national Muslim organizations will be able to apply for a paid student internship.  Possible internship hosts include the Muslim Alliance of Indiana, the Center for Interfaith Cooperation, the Islamic Society of North America, and the Council on American Islamic Relations. Up to two students will be sponsored each year. Students will contribute 126 hours, the minimum for 3 hours of credit.

Additional details and applications are located at the Center for Faith and Vocation site.

Study Abroad

Students pursuing a study abroad agenda related to the study of Muslim societies, the study of Islam, or interreligious dynamics may apply for a travel grant to supplement travel costs. (Students studying abroad who are Religion majors or minors may apply for additional support from the Campbell Fund).

Students interested in exploring these opportunities may contact Dr. Nermeen Mouftah, who can guide you to plan your experience.

Application details coming soon.

Faculty Opportunities

Research Grants

Faculty conducting significant research projects relevant to Islam and Muslims may apply for research funds up to $5,000 (depending on demand and availability, $4,000 of which may be paid as a stipend). Faculty receiving research funds are expected to present their research for students and colleagues in a lecture or brown bag event the following school year. Applicants should use a slightly modified application form established by Butler’s Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) for the BAC Faculty Research Grant, and submit the application to muslimstudies@butler.edu. Note that the application includes a brief statement (one page or less) indicating the relevance of the proposed project to the study of Islam and/or Muslims. Decisions on which applications to fund (and for how much) will be made within several weeks after the BAC deadline by a committee including representatives from the MSE and OSP (or their replacements, as designated by the Dean of LAS). While much of the process is the same, the funding sources for MSE and BAC are separate, and it is possible to receive funding from both, and neither selection committee should be influenced by the decisions of the other.

For questions about the MSE Research Grant application process, eligibility, etc., contact muslimstudies@butler.edu.

For questions about how Research Grant funds may be used, once granted, contact bstrong@butler.edu.

Application details.

Application form

Course Development Grants

Faculty developing courses or significant course components related to Islam and Muslims and/or interfaith engagements/understanding may apply for course development funds up to $1,000 (depending on demand and availability) in stipend and/or to cover expenses related to course development, following slightly modified guidelines laid out by the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) for the BAC Course Development Grants, and submit the application to muslimstudies@butler.edu. Note that the application includes a brief statement (one page or less) indicating the relevance of the proposed project to the aims of the MSE as stated on the endowment’s home page. Decisions on which applications to fund (and for how much) will be made within several weeks after the BAC deadline by a committee including representatives from the MSE and OSP (or their replacements as designated by the Dean of LAS). While much of the process is the same, the funding sources for MSE and BAC are separate, and it is possible to receive funding from both, and neither selection committee should be influenced by the decisions of the other.

For questions about the MSE Course Development Grant application process, eligibility, etc., contact muslimstudies@butler.edu.

For questions about how MSE Course Development funds may be used, once granted, contact bstrong@butler.edu.

Application details

Application form