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Non-BRISMES Scholarships, Awards and Grants


Two PhD Studentships (Home/EU Fees Only) in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the
University of Edinburgh, for Autumn, 2018 start

The deadline for the application is 28th February 2018.

Jusoor Scholarship

St Antony’s College, in partnership with Jusoor, are offering one scholarship a year for entry in 2018/19 to a student who is a Syrian citizen or a stateless person normally residing in Syria to study for a one-year Master’s degree at St Antony’s College in the University of Oxford. Further information: 

 2018 Sudan Archive Visiting Library Fellowship at Durham University

The residential fellowship (April-June 2018) carries a small grant, accommodation and meals, and is a valuable research opportunity for doctoral students studying Sudan, South Sudan, or the wider East Africa region, and whose research would be significantly supported by two months’ study of materials held in the Sudan Archive at Durham University.

Application deadline: 1 December 2017. Information: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

British Academy APEX Awards

The APEX awards are a funding opportunity designed to promote collaboration across academic disciplines through the support of world-leading interdisciplinary research projects.​

With the generous support of the Leverhulme Trust, The British Academy, in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society, is inviting applications from established (independent) researchers employed at a UK institution, with a strong track record in their respective area, an exciting opportunity to pursue genuine interdisciplinary and curiosity-driven research to benefit wider society. Successful applicants will be expected to work in collaboration with relevant researchers from other disciplines.

Applications must be within the remit of more than one of the three Academies, and awards of up to £100,000 to fund staff costs can be held for up to 24 months with no more than 25% of the total requested used for associated research costs.

Applications must be submitted via the Royal Society's electronic grant application system Flexi-Grant® accessible at: and applications will be considered by the cross-Academy selection panel.

Closing date: 14 December 2017 (15:00 UK time)
Results: August 2018

All projects must commence between 1 September 2018 and 1 November 2018

To find out more about this call, eligibility and how to apply please contact:

The UK Grants Team,
The Royal Society,
6-9 Carlton House Terrace,
London, SW1Y 5AG

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Tel: 020 7451 2277 

Durham University Civil Society Leadership Awards

Applications are currently open for the 2018/19 Civil Society Leaderships Awards offered by Durham University and Open Society Foundation. The awards provide fully funded Master’s level scholarships for individuals who demonstrate both academic and professional excellence and have the potential to become civil society leaders in their home communities.

The scholarships cover tuition costs, return airfare and provide additional funding for living expenses for one academic year.

Further information can be found below and on the Durham University website here.

Applicants from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Laos, Libya, Myanmar, Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are eligible to apply for these awards.