Summer Research Institute

The Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC) Summer Research Institute (DSRI) is a 7 day fully funded research program designed to develop and expand undergraduate students with the broader field of Islamic Studies. The program will prepare them in pursuing advanced research or a graduate degree in Islamic Studies or incorporate Islamic Studies components into their current degree program as a possible minor.

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DISC Summer Research Institute builds on DISC’s approach to teaching courses in Islamic Studies by providing students with a truly global perspective on Islam and the Muslim world. The DSRI will emphasize the theories, methods, and resources that encompass Islamic Studies so students can understand and contribute to broader intellectual conversations occurring in the field of Islamic Studies across disciplines. While students participate in a series of seminars, workshops, and individualized mentorships on the University of Michigan’s campus, they will have the opportunity to engage in the distinctive cultural experience Southeast Michigan has to offer.

To accommodate student’s academic training, two tracks are offered through the program: the Gateway track for students who are new or have just begun exploring the field and Capstone track for students who a familiar with the field and want to expand their knowledge in the field.

Apply Here: DISC Summer Research Institution Application

Application Deadlines:

Priority Deadline Feb 15th, 11:59pm EST

Final Deadline Feb 26th, 11:59pm EST

Who can apply?

Any undergraduate student from the Big Ten Academic Alliances are able to apply. May 2023 graduates are also eligible to apply.

Where does it take place?

The DISC Summer Research Institute is hosted on the University of Michigan’s campus. Participants are housed in one of the student dormitories.

How much does it cost?

The DISC Summer Research Institute is a fully funded program. If you are accepted into the program, DISC covers all program travel, lodging, workshops, and all excursions. DISC will also provide a modest award to cover the cost of meals and incidentals.

How do I find out more information?

Find out more information at one of the information sessions held the last week of Jan and the first week in Feb or email

Information Sessions:
Tues, Jan 24th 12pm-1pm EST

Tues, Jan 24th 4pm-5pm EST

Friday, Feb 3rd 11am EST