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This international prize will be awarded annually to the best doctoral thesis or unpublished first monograph based on a doctoral thesis.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 innovative research’.
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.