Solidarity Fund

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 conference, BRISMES operates a Solidarity Fund for colleagues without institutional funding or facing financial hardship. While we try to prioritise early career scholars, we also recognise that there is a need for flexibility, as many colleagues are increasingly cut off from financial support. For the 2023 Conference, 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. 

Database of Expertise

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