Dissertation Completion Grants for Doctoral Students

The Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies is pleased to offer dissertation completion grants on a competitive basis for Mason graduate students whose dissertation research focuses on the study of Muslim societies and Islamic Studies. Graduate students who are in the final phase of their dissertation work are eligible to apply.


  • Must be a registered George Mason graduate student in good standing
  • The student must be graduating in December 2017
  • Grants must be utilized during the Fall semester 2017

Amount: Each grant is limited to $2,000

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Full academic CV
  • An abstract of the dissertation, dissertation proposal, or one chapter of dissertation
  • Letter of recommendation from program director/faculty that also confirms the student's good standing in the program and the expectation of a December 2017 completion date

Deadline: March 15, 2017

Application materials should be submitted to: Ann Birkelbach, Asst. Director, Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at abirkelb@gmu.edu.

For more information about the program please contact the Center's Director, Huseyin Yilmaz, at hilymaz@gmu.edu.