Islam and Queensland: assessing generational patterns - PhD Scholarship


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value $28,092 per annum tax-free (2020 rate), indexed annually.
Scholarship duration Three years with the possibility of two 6-month extensions in approved circumstances.
Opening date 21 October 2019
Closing date 17 January 2020


This project traces the deep history of the Muslim community in Queensland, setting Islam’s largely marginalised history against the dynamics of recent diasporic arrivals from various parts of the globe (Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia). In keeping with other analyses of diasporic religious communities, this study will explore factors of community cohesion, civic participation and identity amid the dislocations and challenges of migrant experience.

This project will be supervised by Dr Ryan Williams and Dr Tom Aechtner. Please contact Dr Ryan Williams and/or Dr Tom Aechtner with any questions.

The successful applicant will enrol through the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry.

This PhD scholarship is one of four under the Queensland Atlas of Religion project.


To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow the link on the upper right of this page. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Prior to applying, check your eligibility and prepare your documentation.

You should also contact Dr Ryan Williams and/or Dr Tom Aechtner to discuss your suitability for this scholarship prior to submitting an application.

Please ensure that you

  1. select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'
  2. enter in the free-text field ‘QAR-RW'
  3. list the enrolling unit as the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry
  4. enter Dr Ryan Williams as your supervisor

Selection criteria

This PhD project is suitable for graduates from a number of disciplinary backgrounds, including (but not limited to) Studies in Religion, History, Anthropology, Sociology, Asian Studies, Languages and Cultural Studies, Heritage Studies and Archaeology. 

Applications are closed.


Dr Ryan Williams
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.

Applications are closed.