Brill announces the Winner of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize 2014

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Leiden (NL) / Boston (MA) – 20 March 2014

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.

Winner of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize 2014

We are very happy to announce that the winner of the first Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize is Alexander E. Balistreri, Ph.D. student at the Near Eastern Studies department at Princeton University. His article "Turkey's Forgotten Political Opposition: The Demise of Kadirbeyoglu Zeki Bey" was chosen as best out of 10 submitted articles by the board of Brill's journal Die Welt des Islams. Read the praise and an abstract of his article on the Early Career Paper Prize website page.

Alexander will receive a €750,- cash prize and his article will be published in an upcoming issue of Die Welt des Islams. It will be free to access up until a month after publication. More information will follow in upcoming Email Newsletters.

Brill invites submissions for the Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize 2015

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 after 1 January 2012. The Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication has kindly agreed to host the 2015 competition. Submissions should thus fit the scope of that journal. For more information on the journal, please visit brill.com/mjcc.

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.

Submission Requirements
Submissions for the 2015 prize must be sent to: articlecompetition@brill.com, no later than 1 June 2015. For all submission requirements, please visit the Early Career Paper Prize website page.

The winner will be announced via Brill’s (social) media channels:
Twitter: @Brill_ME_Africa
Facebook: Facebook.com/BrillMidEastAfrica
Email Newsletter, subscribe at brill.com/email-newsletters

Brill’s Middle East and Islamic Studies Early-Career Paper Prize is made possible by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for publishing. For more information about the award, please visit Early Career Paper Prize website page.

About Brill
Founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands, Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas, including Middle East and Islamic Studies, Asian Studies, Classical Studies, History, Biblical and Religious Studies, Language & Linguistics, Biology, and International Law, among others. With offices in Leiden and Boston, Brill today publishes 200 journals and around 800 new books and reference works each year, available in both print and electronic form. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases. The company’s key customers are academic and research institutions, libraries, and scholars. Brill is a publicly traded company and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam NV. For further information please visit www.brill.com.