ISF is proud to sponsor the first American Muslim Film Grant supporting Muslim filmmakers to change the narrative and tell their own stories.

All Muslim filmmakers are eligible for consideration. We review and consider the submission of all candidates regardless of experience, career status, or individual achievements.

  • Project may be a narrative feature length, short film, animation, or documentary. Web series are not accepted
  • Filmmaker must film at least 50% of the project in the U.S.
  • At least one member of the creative team (producer or director) must be Muslim
  • The content must have American Muslim characters or American Muslim themes
  • Filmmaker must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Award Benefits
Grant amounts ranging between $5,000 and $10,000 are awarded to each category (narrative, special projects, and documentary) for distribution. 

  • Creative support from an industry professional during creative process
  • Networking opportunities with industry professionals
  • ISF screening after completion of the film

Please email with any questions or concerns.

Since 2009, ISF has been providing scholarships, internships, fellowships, and film grants to students majoring in law, policy, film, and media with the goal of empowering American Muslims who are shaping public policy and influencing public opinion.

The goal of this paid internship is for interns to work in congressional offices to become well-versed in the creation and implementation of policy. In addition, interns will learn how to shape policies in a way that is inclusive and which doesn't undermine the needs of any marginalized group. Further, practitioners in the field will answer the question of how policy can remedy injustice.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate potential in impacting public policy and working for government, alignment with the ISF mission and vision,  excellent communication, and leadership.


  • Muslim;
  • Enrolled at an accredited university in the U.S. or graduated within the last one year;
  • Majoring in an ISF supported major;
  • Maintaining a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average;
  • U.S. Citizen, U.S. green card holder or DACA recipient;
  • An undergraduate student (incoming junior-senior) or of graduate standing (excluding Ph.D.)
  • Applicants should have proven commitment to policy-making and public service.

Be sure to learn more about the program's eligibility and requirements on our website.

Islamic Scholarship Fund