The British Association for Islamic Studies (BRAIS) and De Gruyter are
delighted to announce the launch of the BRAIS-De Gruyter Prize in the
Study of Islam and the Muslim World. This international prize will be
awarded annually to the best doctoral thesis or unpublished first
monograph based on a doctoral thesis. English-language submissions on
any aspect of the academic study of Islam and the Muslim world, past and
present, including Muslim-minority societies are accepted. Applicants
can be based in any country, and manuscripts will be assessed on the
basis of scholarly quality and originality.
The award includes publication of the winning manuscript and a prize of
£1,000, and will be officially presented at the Annual Conference of
BRAIS. The selection process will be undertaken by a seven-member prize
committee comprising established academics from across the field.
Dr Anke Beck, Managing Director of De Gruyter, underscores De Gruyter’s
commitment to the support of the academic study of Islam and the Muslim
world, a rich and growing area of scholarship: ‘Islamic Studies is a
vital field in contemporary academic and cultural circles, and De
Gruyter is committed to publishing top scholarly work that promotes the
field and advances our understanding of Islam. The BRAIS prize is an
ideal way for us to support early-career scholars and encourage
Details of the first round of the prize are available online, at
www.brais.ac.uk/prize/2016. The deadline for receiving submissions is 1
August 2015. The first prize will be awarded at the Annual Conference of
BRAIS in April 2016.