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BRISMES Conference Student Paper Prize


  • The applicant must be a BRISMES student member by the time the application is submitted.
  • The applicant must have registered for the Annual Conference.
  • The paper must be on the same topic on which the applicant is presenting at the Annual Conference.
  • The paper needs to be an original unpublished work from any discipline on any topic related to the study of Middle East and North Africa.
  • The only selection criteria is academic excellence.


To support BRISMES student members in the development of peer-reviewed work. The prize winner will receive £300 and will be mentored through a review process at the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (BJMES) by a senior member of the BRISMES academic community. Such a mentor will be identified on the basis of the disciplinary field and topic of the awarded conference paper. In addition, the desk review process will be skipped and the journal will commit to sending the paper directly to external reviewers for the final decision about publication.

How to apply

Send the paper with a short biography (150 words max) and CV to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , indicating the disciplinary field to which the paper is contributing.

The estimated word count for a typical paper in BJMES is 10,000 words, inclusive of the abstract, tables, references, figure captions.


5pm on Monday 26 July 2021