Middle East & Islam Studies Early-Career Paper Prize

To encourage and support early-career scholars seeking to publish in leading academic journals, Brill is awarding an annual prize for an outstanding article in the field of Middle East and Islamic Studies. Brill’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize is made possible by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for publishing.

The author of the winning article will receive a €750,- cash prize and the article will be published in one of Brill’s leading journals.

The Paper Prize is open to students who are currently registered for doctoral research at a higher education institution, or have obtained their doctoral degree no longer than 3 years before the submission deadline. Any eligible article should be full-length and an original contribution to the field of Islamic and/or Middle East Studies. Each year the competition will be hosted by one of Brill’s journals.

Any eligible article should:

  • fit the scope of the host journal
  • be full-length (but not exceed 10.000 words including footnotes)
  • be an original contribution to the field of Islamic and/or Middle East Studies.

Articles should be submitted in PDF and Word format, together with a short CV. All submissions must comply with the journal style sheet, which can be found in the Author Instructions of the host journal.

Every year, the new competition and the winner will be announced via Brill’s social media channels:

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Annual Competitions

2017 competition

2016 winner

2014 winner

Unfortunately, no winner was selected for the 2015 Paper Prize. None of the received submissions was deemed suitable for publication in the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication.