Barts Charity Nurse/AHP Clinical Research Fellowships for International Students in UK, 2019

6-year-old boy beheaded for practicing wrong Islam in Saudi

A 6-year-old boy identified as Zakariya Bader al-Jabir, was beheaded in front of his screaming mum for practicing wrong Islam in Saudi.


It was gathered that shortly after the boy and his mum who visited a shrine of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina were approached and asked if they were Shia Muslims to which they were affirmative to, a car pulled up beside them and snatched the boy away.

TMV who shared a footage of the murdered boy’s funeral, said he was killed in broad daylight in the city of Medina last Thursday. The killer repeatedly stabbed Zakariya in the neck with a piece of broken glass until he was beheaded, witness accounts of the gruesome killing said.

The Shia group disclosed that while he 6-year-old boy was beheaded for practicing wrong Islam, “there was no intervention from anyone and no response from authority thus far.” The group wrote;

The Saudi Shia community came together in mourning and to show solidarity with the parents.

The community also reported this incident is a result of ongoing violations and lack of protection by the Saudi authority toward its Shia population.

Saudi Shia have been under military crackdown by their government and many Shia are in prisons and on death toll.

Shia is a branch of Islam which holds that the Islamic prophet Muhammad designated Ali ibn Abi Talib as his successor and the Imam (leader) after him, most notably at the event of Ghadir Khumm, but was prevented from the caliphate as a result of the incident at Saqifah. This view primarily contrasts with that of Sunni Islam, whose adherents believe that Muhammad did not appoint a successor and consider Abu Bakr, who they claim was appointed Caliph through a Shura, i.e. community consensus in Saqifa, to be the first rightful Caliph after the Prophet.

Barts Charity is awarding Nurse/AHP Clinical Research Fellowships for the nurses, midwives and allied healthcare professional’s (AHP’s) to undertake a 3 year full-time (or up to 5 years part-time) PhD. This fellowship is available for international students.

We fund extraordinary health care for the 2.5m people of east London, and beyond. Working alongside the Barts Health NHS Trust group of hospitals and Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry (part of Queen Mary University of London) we support world-leading research, state-of-the-art equipment and innovative healthcare projects. Our funding goes above and beyond what the NHS can provide.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: November 30, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue research.
  • Study Subject: Barts Charity is supporting nurses, midwives and allied healthcare professional’s (AHP’s) to undertake a 3 year full-time (or up to 5 years part-time) PhD.
  • Scholarship Award: The scheme will fund PhD fees, salary and a £5000 budget per year for consumables and your primary supervisor must be based at Barts NHS Trust, QMUL or City, University of London.
  • Nationality: This fellowship is available for international students.
  • Number of ScholarshipsNumbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in The PhD must be completed at The London School of Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) or City, University of London.

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: This fellowship is available for international students.

Entrance Requirements: You can apply if you meet the following criteria:

  • You are a trained nurse, midwife or AHP
  • You already hold an MA, MSc or have equivalent workplace research experience
  • You are planning to work on a clinical research project as part of your PhD

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Individuals wishing to undertake their studies at QMUL SMD (including those being supervised by Barts NHS Trust Staff) must submit their proposals for costing by the QMUL Joint Research Management Office (JRMO) no later than Friday 2nd November via the following email address:

Online Application

Scholarship Link

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