GTOT Prize 2025 – Awards for Outstanding Theses and Dissertations in the Field of Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies

For the fourth time, the Society for Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish Studies (GTOT) is awarding the GTOT Prize for Outstanding Theses in the Fields of Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish studies to junior researchers.

The authors of the top three M.A. theses will receive 500 Euros each; the best dissertation will be awarded 1,000 Euros. Abstracts of the awarded works will be published in Diyâr. Journal for Ottoman, Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies.

Application requirements

Anyone whose thesis/dissertation in the fields of Turkic, Ottoman and Turkish studies has been assessed between June 21, 2022 and December 21, 2024 is eligible to apply. Theses in German, English and French from all European and Turkish Universities are accepted. Resubmissions are not permitted.

Award ceremony

The award celebration will be held at the Turkologentag 2025 in Mainz.

Application process

Send the complete application documents via e-mail (as an attached single PDF file) to by  December 31, 2024.

An award commission will evaluate the submitted applications and select the winners.

 Application documents

  • a copy of the Master thesis/PhD dissertation (PDF)
  • a copy of the applicant’s diploma
  • a copy of the examiner’s report(s) with the recommended grade
  • a summary* of the work (M.A.: 4,500 characters, dissertation: 15,000 characters) addressing the main research questions, topics, applied methodology and the most important conclusions
  • brief CV of the applicant
  • current contact information of the applicant

*Please note that the summaries are central for the pre-selection!

GTOT ensures that the PDF of the submitted thesis/dissertation will only be used to evaluate your application and will not be forwarded to third parties.

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