Shariah Research Grant

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Shariah Research Grant: Islamic Finance, which was established to enhance knowledge, research, talents, and intellectual discourse in the field of Islamic Finance.

The Fund represents Bank Negara Malaysia's commitment to strengthen the development of the Islamic financial industry.

The Grant is intended to accelerate the pace of research, to provide new insights and perspectives, as well as to provide the Islamic finance industry a broader range of opportunities to tap the richness of Shariah to expand their business.

The Grant is limited to supporting research in the area of Shariah relating to Islamic finance.

The research should be of interest to the broad range of financial industry practitioners, of significance by producing new insights on topics of interest, contributes to the Shariah dynamism and its potential application in the Islamic financial services industry.

Scholarship Eligibility

The Research Grant is open to research institutions and institutions of higher learning, of all countries.

Individuals who are or will be affiliated with the above institutions may also apply for the grant provided that they:

  • Possess doctoral degrees with a minimum of 5 years post-doctorate research experience; and
  • Have exceptional research ability at the international level.

    Deadline: 31st December and 30th June every year or as advertised.

    If you have any enquiries regarding the scholarship, please contact the Shariah Fund Secretariat at: Islamic Banking and Takaful Department, Bank Negara Malaysia, Jalan Dato Onn, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Telephone: +603-2691 0263 (Direct) / 2698 8044 extn 7621/8637. Facsimile: +603 2693 3826. Email: shariahfund [at]

    For more information and application, see: Shariah Research Grant

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