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British-Yemeni Society Annual Academic Grant

The British-Yemeni Society is a bilateral friendship society which seeks to promote good relations and to further understanding between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Yemen. As part of this mission, the B-YS intends to offer one £500 grant annually to assist with academic study related to the Yemen.

Applications are invited from anyone carrying out research in or on Yemen at a British or Yemeni University. Applicants' nationality is irrelevant.

Applications may be made to assist with study in any subject or field, so long as it is concerned with the Yemen, and is for a specific qualification (e.g. BA, MA, PhD etc.) Post-doctoral researchers may apply, but will only be considered should no more junior applicant approach the Committee.

Applications must follow normal academic procedures, i.e. an abstract supported by a recommendation from the applicant's supervisor.

Applications are to reach the Secretary to the Committee by 31st October each year. The Committee will consider the applications and make the grant by 1st January.

Any questions should be addressed 1.rebeccajohnson
The 2010 Exeter Gulf Studies Conference:
"The Challenge of Identity",
Exeter University, 30 June - 3 July 2010

A cutting-edge interdisciplinary conference exploring the multifarious challenges of 'identity' at all levels - political, economic, socio-cultural, and international - as the GCC states, Iran, Iraq and Yemen undergo paradigm-shifting but highly contrasting changes.

Key research questions to be addressed at this conference include:
- Comparative and Transnational Perspectives:
- The Domestic Level in Iran, Iraq & Yemen
- Regional Relations:
- The Gulf in the International Environment:
- The Gulf States and the Global Climate and Energy Debates

Abstracts or panel proposals with abstracts must be received by 1 March 2010

Submission is by electronic means only, in Word format, 1.5-spaced, 12-point, with footnotes and bibliography, to:Prof. Gerd Nonneman (Al-Qasimi Chair of Gulf Studies):