From the Prize Committee: The application is impressive, coherent, thoughtful and original. Its strongest merits stem from the clarity with which the applicant approaches their work and the contribution/intervention they seek to make in bringing climate change justice into conversation with Middle East Studies. They have really thought through the content as well as the appropriate journal for publishing action-research and ethnographic engagements with climate change in Alexandria – themes/methods that rarely appear in any of the journals or fields they are targeting. Overall, the application clearly pointed to the importance, urgency and originality of the work being done. We were very impressed with the focus and feasibility of the research plan, and the clarity with which the application was developed. We also feel assured that the prize would be an important contribution to the applicant’s career trajectory, and see it as an essential component to building their publication record.