As a Society, we are dedicated to promoting cutting-edge scholarship on the Middle East through engaging with as broad a community of researchers as possible. We are also committed to supporting the work of Global South, early career and doctoral researchers whose work is vital to Middle East Studies and without whom our field cannot progress. We introduced the Solidarity Fund in 2020 with this commitment in mind.
In its aims towards a more inclusive in-person event, BRISMES will operate a Solidarity Fund for BRISMES members. The Solidarity Fund is made up of donations and BRISMES’s contribution, which is 25% of all the funding the society receives from conference registration. While we cannot fund all requests, we prioritize early-career scholars, precarious staff and members from the Middle East without institutional funding. In 2024, the fund will be available for conference fee waivers, accommodation at the conference, and Visa fees.
We invite members and non-members alike to help us support the participation of our colleagues by making a donation to the fund.