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

Brill supports early-career scholars with the new Middle East and Islamic 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 after 1 January 2011. Any eligible article should be full-length (8.000-12.000 words) 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. Die Welt des Islams has kindly agreed to host the 2014 competition. Submissions should thus fit the scope of that journal. For more information on the journal and its scope, please visit:

Submission Requirements

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 articlecompetition, no later than 1 July 2014.

The winner will be announced via Brill’s social media channels:

Twitter: @Brill_ME_Africa


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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 700 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