Deadline for Submissions Extended for 2024 Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize

Recognising the immense challenges to focusing on academic work in these devasting times, we are extending the deadline for submissions for the 2024 Leigh Douglas Memorial Prize to midnight (UK time) on Wednesday, 15 November.


Any student who has submitted their PhD dissertation on a Middle Eastern topic in the Social Sciences or Humanities to a British University between 1 January and 30 September 2023 is eligible to apply. If you are submitting your thesis after the deadline in 2023, you will be eligible for the following year’s prize.

We recommend that submissions for this prize are made after completion of your viva in order to benefit from feedback from the viva panel, but applicants can make a submission before the viva if they wish. Please note that you can only submit your PhD dissertation once for this prize.

How to Apply

To enter, please send the following to

  • An electronic copy of your thesis
  • A letter of nomination from your supervisor