The Young Scholar Awards for Outstanding Research on American Muslims, awarded by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, recognizes emerging leaders whose research focuses on American Muslims.
At ISPU, we believe research that enables American Muslims to develop their communities and research that ensures a pluralistic and equitable America are essential. Fortunately, there are young scholars currently pursuing groundbreaking work in these fields. Not only are these scholars vital to America’s future, but they also deserve to be recognized for their contributions.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
The first-place winner will receive a $1,500 prize and an opportunity to share their research with attendees of our 2021 Annual Banquet. The second- and third-place winners will receive $1,000 and $500 prizes, respectively.
The Young Scholar Awards committee, comprised of ISPU Scholars and staff members, will select top candidates from the pool of applicants. The top candidates will be announced to the public, who can vote for the candidate of their choice. The committee will make the final decision on the top three winners, taking into account public votes. (Candidates cannot buy votes or have anyone else buy votes on their behalf or they will be disqualified.)