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The BRISMES Student Section aims to bring together students studying the Middle East in Britain in order to:

  • Strengthen the community of graduate students in the field of Middle East studies in Britain
  • Create a network providing advice and support for current and prospective graduates: raising awareness of academic resources, funding opportunities, and career opportunities both within and outside academia
  • Make BRISMES more representative and better equipped to promote Middle East studies 


BRISMES Bursaries


BRISMES is pleased to announce funding for student bursaries to be awarded in 2019. The next round of applications will be May 2019 when we will award up to twelve bursaries of £200.

The bursaries may be used for a specific research project, attendance at a specific conference or workshop or for travel to a specific event. Applications to host a specific workshop will also be considered. The event or research must have a Middle Eastern studies focus.

 Applicants:

  •  must be registered as a BRISMES Student Member;
  • must be registered on a postgraduate degree programme (or accepted onto a postgraduate degree programme for 2018/19)
  • may make no more than one application in any given academic year

 All applications will be assessed by the BRISMES Research Committee or sub-committee, whose decision will be final.

Recipients of the bursaries will be expected to acknowledge BRISMES in any resulting publications or outputs and may also be asked to submit a short report for the BRISMES Newsletter.  Receipts will also be requested.

Application form

Applications should be sent by email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Deadline for receipt of applications | 10 May 2019.


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