Masters Dissertation Prize 

Start date Monday 4 September 2023

End date

Applications close Friday 1 December 2023


The BIAA Masters Dissertation Prize will be awarded for a dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of a taught Masters course (MA, MSt, MSc, MPhil, etc.) in a UK University or Higher Education Institution, on a topic relating to Turkey and/or the Black Sea, covering any period from prehistory to the present day.

Topics may include, but are not restricted to: archaeology, history, politics, geography, language, art, music or science. The main language of all submissions must be English, and the dissertation must have been examined and graded as part of a Masters Degree awarded in 2022 or 2023.

The prize will amount to £500 plus three-years’ membership of the BIAA.  Judging will be undertaken by a panel nominated by the BIAA Council, with the assistance of subject experts. Consideration will be given to the depth and sophistication of the dissertation’s scholarly inquiry, the level of critical acumen and insights displayed, awareness of the research context and innovativeness of the dissertation, its coherence and the professionalism of presentation.

Applicants should send a short cover letter to explain the suitability of their dissertation for the prize, a letter of endorsement from their MA supervisor, proof that they have been awarded the Masters Degree, and an electronic copy of the dissertation, after it has been examined, to: or The British Institute at Ankara, 10/11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH.

Closing date:  Friday 1st December 2023 at 23:59 (UK time)