AGAPS PhD Dissertation Award 2014: Call for Submissions

The Association for Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies (AGAPS) invites recent PhD graduates to submit their dissertations for consideration for its 2014 PhD Dissertation Award. AGAPS wishes to recognize exceptional achievement in research and writing. The deadline for submission is 1 July 2014. PhD dissertations (in English) accepted for the degree of PhD between 1 July 2013 and 30 June 2014 are eligible. AGAPS welcomes dissertations from across the disciplines and a variety of perspectives. They must primarily focus on the Arabian Peninsula, but can be inclusive of the transnational flows of people, material and ideas across the Gulf, Red Sea, and Indian Ocean. All applicants must be members of AGAPS at the time of submission. Entries will be read by a three-member committee. The author of the winning dissertation will be presented with a certificate at the AGAPS Business Meeting held during the next annual Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conference 22–25 November 2014 in Washington DC. The winning dissertation will be announced in the Journal of Arabian Studies (JAS). The author will be invited to publish an article based on his/her dissertation in JAS.

Required materials include:

·      Brief Application Form (download here)

·      Verification of Degree Completion

·      Letter of Nomination (by author’s adviser or sponsor)

·      An Abstract (250 words)

·      The Manuscript (digital copy)

All materials should be sent to: Gwenn Okruhlik at

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