The Druze Heritage Foundation Research Awards

The Druze Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce a Research Award Program offering a number of graduate research awards to doctoral students in selected universities who are writing or planning to write their dissertations on topics relating to the history, culture and society of the Druze. The awards are meant to encourage research in these areas by providing financial support (up to $10,000) to students as they seek to fund their research needs or travel. Awards will be allocated by the Foundation’s Academic Advisory Committee upon the recommendation of the applicant’s dissertation adviser.
Applications may be received at any time and should include the following documents:
1. Cover letter by the applicant
2. Applicant’s CV
3. Graduate academic transcript
4. Dissertation outline
5. Letter of recommendation by the dissertation adviser

The Foundation expects to receive a copy of the dissertation subsequent to the granting of degree. The Foundation may later consider publishing the dissertation.

The Druze Heritage Foundation is a charity registered in the United Kingdom whose principal function is to promote the scholarly study of the Druze, their history, society and culture and related topics. The Foundation has thus far published over 25 titles in the last several years, in both English and Arabic. (The books may be consulted in our website The Foundation has also organized and funded two scholarly conferences in Oxford, U.K., in collaboration with the Middle East Centre, Saint Anthony’s College, Oxford University.

Award applications should be emailed to
For additional information please call: 00961 1 739750


Funding Opportunities with the Archaeological Institute of America

The Archaeological Institute of America offers a range of funding opportunities for PhD students & candidates, in addition to university faculty, including fellowships, publication grants, scholarships and travel grants—plus the Site Preservation grants and awards, and the Cotsen Excavation Grants.

Many of the fellowships, scholarships and publication grants have an upcoming deadline of NOVEMBER 1, 2015.

Further information can be found on the AIA’s website at

Archaeological Institute of America
656 Beacon Street ● Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 617-358-4184 ● Fax: 617-353-6550

2016 Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships

Advance Notice: Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships – Applications for entry 2016 will open in September 2015.

Applications for the Woolf Institute Cambridge Scholarships (entry 2016-17) will open in September 2015. These scholarships are intended to support outstanding research students at the University of Cambridge who have the potential to become exceptional leaders of the future. Scholars will be selected from amongst applicants in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Their research must be relevant to the focus of the Woolf Institute – the multi-disciplinary study of relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims.

The Woolf Institute and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust will co-fund the successful candidates. Each scholarship will cover the full cost of studying for a PhD at the University of Cambridge and will be tenable at any of the thirty-one Cambridge Colleges.

Read the blog post written by our first scholarship awardee, Rodrigo, as he reflects on his first year on the doctoral programme at Cambridge:

Applicants are required to apply to the University of Cambridge by the published scholarship application deadline (2 December 2015) []. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Woolf Institute prior to submitting their application to discuss whether their research proposal is relevant to the Institute’s focus.

For further information, contact:
Woolf Institute ( Dr Emma Harris at
Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust (