BRISMES – CBRL mentoring event: Applying for Funding and Securing a Post-doc

13 October 2021

BRISMES – CBRL mentoring event: Applying for Funding and Securing a Post-doc

Register for this event here.

The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) and the Council for British Research in the Levant (CBRL) are pleased to announce the first in a series of co-organised annual mentoring events for our members. Targeting postgraduate students and early career researchers, these on-line events will offer practical advice and support from subject specialists, equipping the next generation of Middle East scholars with the insights needed to get ahead in their research and careers.  

October’s mentoring event will focus on the topic of applying for funding and securing a post-doctoral fellowship. This event brings together five speakers from a range of disciplines and institutions who are currently either engaged in the review of academic funding opportunities for scholars of the Middle East (including post-docs), or who have already successfully secured such funding. 

The event aims to offer students and early career researchers guidance and experience of the processes, strategies and best practices for securing funding in an increasingly competitive market. 

This event is for BRISMES or CBRL Members only.


Register for this event here.

About the speakers:

Charles Tripp is Professor Emeritus of Politics with reference to the Middle East and North Africa, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and a Fellow of the British Academy, where he is also Vice-President for the British International Research Institutes.



Graeme Barker is Disney Professor of Archaeology Emeritus at the University of Cambridge and currently heads the Research Committee of the Council for British Research in the Levant. He is also a Fellow of the British Academy (serving on its post-doctoral fellowship committee), and is a 2015 CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours for his services to archaeology. 



Moushira Elgeziri is Associate Director of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) in Beirut. She leads the Council’s Grants and Fellowships unit which includes seven active research and fellowship programs. Before joining ACSS, Ms. Elgeziri was program officer for higher education, then for youth opportunity and learning at the Ford Foundation’s Regional Office in Cairo.



Ashjan Ajour is a Research Fellow in the School of Media, Communications and Sociology at the University of Leicester working on its ‘Decolonising the Curriculum’ research project. Ajour completed her PhD in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London in August 2019.



Dr Sertaç Sehlikoglu is a social anthropologist specialized in gender and subjectivity in the Middle East and in Islamicate contexts. She completed a research fellowship at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge.