Call for Submissions | 2024 BRISMES Early Career Development Scholarship

Submissions are invited for the 2024 BRISMES Early Career Development Scholarship. The aim of this award is to support activities geared towards strengthening the academic profile and CV of an early career scholar.

Two awards of £3,000 each are available.


  • The applicant must be a BRISMES member by the time the application is submitted.
  • The applicant must have submitted a PhD dissertation in the last 2 years in any disciplinary field, on a topic related to the study of the Middle East and North Africa and must not have a permanent academic position when they receive the grant.
  • Priority will be given to applicants with limited or no access to institutional support (whether time or funding) for research-focused activities.

Eligible activities include (but are not necessarily limited to):

  • Developing an article for a peer-reviewed journal
  • Developing a book chapter
  • Transforming a PhD thesis into a book manuscript
  • Developing pilot research for a new project
  • Preparing a grant proposal for their own postdoctoral work
  • Developing an exhibition, a film, multi-series podcast, a workshop or some other creative practice that helps share your research with academic and/or non-academic audiences
  • But also, please feel free to be more creative than we are :)

How to apply

Applicants must send a CV (2 pages max) and a completed application form to


The competition opens on 1 February 2024 and closes on 31 March 2024 at midnight (UK time).