The Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Society (SERMEISS) is pleased to announce the initiation of a research travel grant program and annual literature awards.

The SERMEISS Overseas Travel Grant Program provides $500 in financial support for pre-tenured or doctoral student overseas travel to conduct fieldwork, archival research, survey work, etc. on the Middle East or Islam in any academic discipline in the social sciences or humanities from any time period. The deadline for submission is September 1, 2019. 

The SERMEISS Academic Book Prize recognizes outstanding scholarship in Middle Eastern Studies in any academic discipline in the social sciences or humanities from any time period. Submitted books should be peer-reviewed nonfiction, published in English, and exhibit original empirical and theoretical contributions. Books published within the last three years (2016, 2017, 2018) will be considered. Edited volumes, handbooks, and novels are not eligible for the book award. The award is $200. The deadline for submission is June 1, 2019.

The SERMEISS Academic Article or Book Chapter Prize recognizes outstanding scholarship in Middle Eastern Studies published as a peer-reviewed article or edited volume book chapter from any academic discipline in the social sciences or humanities from any time period. The submission should be peer-reviewed nonfiction, published in English, and exhibit original empirical and theoretical contributions. For the 2019 prize, submissions must have a copyright date within the previous two years (2017 or 2018). The award is $100. The deadline for submission is June 1, 2019.

Proposals will be accepted from candidates based at a college or university within the SERMEISS 10-state region. Awardees will commit to attending a SERMEISS conference, and awards include fee waivers for that attendance.

Click here to learn more about these opportunities and find out how to apply.

The Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Society (SERMEISS) Research Travel Grants and Literature Awards