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Non-BRISMES Scholarships, Awards and Grants


Algerian Studies Master's Prize

The Society for Algerian Studies and the LSE Middle East Centre are delighted to announce the launch of a prize aimed at Master’s students in the UK conducting research on Algeria. Designed to encourage and celebrate outstanding research, prizes will be awarded to the most innovative and significant Master’s dissertations focussing on Algeria.

Further details about eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found on the LSE Middle East Centre website.


CBRL Funding Opportunities


CBRL offers funded fellowships, project awards and travel grants. CBRL also provides unfunded institutional support to projects through affiliations and to individuals through Honorary Fellowships. Please note that only CBRL members are eligible to apply for funding.

Further details can be found here on the CBRL wesbite.


Jameel MA Scholarships: Islam-UK Centre, Cardiff University


Founded in 2005, the Islam-UK Centre works towards the promotion of better understanding of Islam and the life of Muslims in Britain, through high quality teaching and research. With the help of a very generous gift, the Jameel Scholarships have been established to enable the very best students to come to Cardiff University – those who have the intellect and determination to apply their knowledge for the benefit of Muslim communities in the UK, and to promote better understanding of Islam in wider society.


The British Institute at Ankara (BIAA)

 The BIAA provides a number of different funding opportunities, grants and awards to support academics at all stages of their career.  These include:

  • Research project funding
  • Research positions at the BIAA
  • Support for academic visits to the UK and Turkey
  • Facilitation support

Further details can be found at: https://biaa.ac.uk/opportunities-grants/open-calls.


British Institute for the Study of Iraq (BISI) Grants

BISI offers a range of annual grants and scholarships to assist academic work and education on Iraq in the areas of the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

  • BISI Research and Conference Grants (normally up to £4,000 per grant) are designed to support research and the organisation of academic conferences principally concerned with the lands and peoples of Iraq. Eligibility: Applicants should normally have an affiliation with a UK Higher Education Institution. (Annual Deadline: 1 February) 
  • BISI Pilot Project Grants (normally up to £8,000) are designed to support a short period of preliminary research - up to one year - that has the potential to grow into a larger-scale, longer-term project supported by a Research Council or other large funding body. Only one project per year is funded by this scheme.Eligibility: Applicants should normally have an affiliation with a UK Higher Education Institution. (Annual Deadline: 1 February) 
  • BISI-Nahrein Network Visiting Iraqi Scholarship Scheme enables Iraqi scholars and cultural heritage professionals to engage in short-term research, training, and collaborative projects in the UK. Eligibility: Applicants must currently reside in Iraq and have adequate English language skills. (Deadline is 15 August 2020).