The LSE Middle East Centre is delighted to announce the launch of the second round of the Master’s Dissertation Prize for LSE students. Designed to encourage and celebrate outstanding research on the Middle East and North Africa, the prize will be awarded to the most innovative and significant Master’s dissertation focussing on the region.
Criteria and Process
- Entries are invited from any LSE Master’s student in the social sciences, arts and humanities, whose dissertation examines the Middle East and North Africa (defined as Arab League member states plus Turkey, Iran and Israel). Dissertations based on comparative research are eligible as long as the MENA region (or any of its countries) is substantially addressed.
- Applicants must have completed their dissertation in the 2018/19 academic year and received a minimum score of 70.
- Applicants should complete the online application form by 23.59 GMT on 30 November 2019.
- Applicants should submit a copy of their official dissertation feedback form (or a reference letter from their supervisor) through the online submission system.
- An MEC Selection Committee will assess applications on the basis of: innovation of the research question; significance of the findings; quality of the written dissertation.
- The prize will be announced on 20 December 2019.
- The 1st prize winner will receive £250 and the 2nd prize winner will receive £150. Both will be invited to contribute a blog piece related to their research, on the Middle East Centre Blog.
For all enquiries, please contact Yasmine Kherfi, Projects Assistant: email@example.com