Middle East Centre Studentships and Prizes

Middle East Centre Studentships and Prizes

The Middle East Centre annually awards two doctoral studentships:

             HADID (in Middle Eastern Studies)
             PACHACHI (in Arab Studies)                              

HADID DOCTORAL STUDENTSHIP

Please note that the deadline for the 2019 applications was on 26th April 2019. The decision will be announced in June 2019 and the funds will be available in the first week of October 2019.​

The next  competition will be announced at the beginning of Hilary term 2020.


PACHACHI DOCTORAL STUDENTSHIP

Ali Pachachi

Please note that the deadline for the 2019 applications was on 26th April 2019. The decision will be announced in June 2019 and the funds will be available in the first week of October 2019.

The next  competition will be announced at the beginning of Hilary term 2020.


THE RAGHID AND CAMILLIA EL-SOLH TRAVEL GRANT

Please note that the deadline for the 2019 applications was on 26th April 2019. The Committee will inform the successful applicant by Monday, 27 May 2019.

The next  competition will be announced at the beginning of Hilary Term 2020.


The Azizeh Sheibani Essay Prize in Iranian and Persian-speaking World Studies

The Middle East Centre is pleased to invite submissions for 2019:

  • Deadline for submissions is 24 May 2019
  • All submissions should be sent as a PDF file by email to Dr Stephanie Cronin, stephanie.cronin@orinst.ox.ac.uk
  • The criterion for eligibility is that entrants must be currently registered for a degree at Oxford, or have been so registered in the previous academic year
  • Essays must not have been published elsewhere, including online
  • The prize is open to two categories, graduate and undergraduate students, these categories to be judged separately; a prize will not necessarily be awarded in both categories; the prize(s) will be awarded to the best essay(s) in Iranian and Persian-speaking World Studies, in any discipline of the humanities or social sciences; essays may be on any chronological period, ancient, medieval or modern; essays should make use of primary sources and will be assessed on the basis of the strength and originality of the research or argumentation
  • Essays should be between 6,000 and 8,000 words in length (including footnotes & references); applicants may choose the most suitable form of citation, though all submissions should be written to the highest academic standard
  • Results will be announced in sixth week of Trinity Term 2019, with the prize awarded and dinner at High Table in seventh week
  • The winner or winners will be invited to dine with judges at High Table in St Antony's College, and will receive an award of £250 or, should two winners be chosen, £125 each; and where appropriate, the judges may try to assist authors with the publication of the winning essay in a suitable journal 

Previous winners of the Azizeh Sheibani essay prize