Grant Reports

Grant Awards and Reports

The British Institute of Persian Studies awarded the following research and travel grants. Award holder’s reports are available.

Financial Year 2016-17: Research Grants

Ancient Programme

Dr John Cooper (University of Exeter)

Three-day Workshop for ICHHTO &UNESCO. [£ 1,500]

Professor Ian Shaw (University of Liverpool)

Egypto-Achaemenid quadrilingual stone vessels as factors in the socio-economic role of Egypt as satrapy. [£ 1,200]

Dr Helen Taylor (University of Cambridge)

Analysis of Bakun ceramics. [£610.00]

Medieval Programme

Dr Firuza Melville (University of Cambridge)

Conference: Literature, Art, Diplomacy & Empire. [£2,000]

Ms Shiva Mihan (University of Cambridge)

Persian Manuscript production in the 15th century. [£1,000]

Dr Ilse Sturkenboom (University of St Andrews)

Workshop: Art & Patronage at the Court of the Timurid ruler Iskandar Sultan. [£3,000]

Modern Programme

Dr Pejman Abdolmohammadi (London School of Economics)

The political thoughts of Mirz Aqa Khan Kermani. [£850]

Dr Jane Lewisohn (School of Oriental & African Studies)

Bilingual database for Persian films. [£2,000]

 

Financial Year 2016-17: Travel Grants

Ancient Programme

 

Medieval Programme

Ms Bahar Badiee (University of Kent)  [REPORT] 

Orsi doors and windows as an architectural element of traditional Iranian design. [£400]

Modern Programme

Professor Andrew Newman (University of Edinburgh)   

Collaborations at Ferdowsi University and Jami’at al-Mustafa in Mashhad in Spring, 2016, and research trips to Tehran and Qom.[£1,000]

Ms Naciem Nikkhah (University of Cambridge)

Text & image in 16th and 17th century Persian albums [850.00]

Financial Year 2015-16: Research Grants

Ancient Programme

Professor Roger Matthews (University of Reading), The Earliest Neolithic of Iran: excavations at Sheikh-e Abad, Kermanshah province. [£ 6,000] Lapsed.

Dr Kevin Woodbridge (University of Hull), Long term water management and river development over the Mianab Plan and Khuzestan Plains of SW Iran. [£ 1,200] Lapsed.

Medieval Programme

Professor Robert Hillenbrand (University of St Andrews)

Conference: The Architecture of the Iranian World, 1000-1250.                 [£3,000]

Dr Derek Mancini-Lander (School of Oriental & African Studies)

Workshop: Persian local histories in the late medieval/early modern era.                [£3,000]

Mrs Haila Manteghi (University of Exeter) [REPORT]

The Alexander Romance and Chivalry (Javanmardi) Motifs from the Shahnama to Persian Popular Romances. [£900]

Ms Moujan Matin (University of Oxford)

The technological examination of stonepaste (fritware) ceramics found at the site of Moshkūye, Iran. [£2,400]

Modern Programme

Dr Roham Alvandi (London School of Economics) [REPORT]

Workshop: Pahlavi Iran: A Global History. [£2,700]

Dr Jane Lewisohn (School of Oriental & African Studies) [REPORT]

Collecting & Archiving the archive of Professor Tsuge Gen’ichi. [£1,575]

Dr Siavush Randjbar-Daemi (University of Manchester)

Matching funding for the creation of a digital index for Ayandegan, a prominent Iranian daily newspaper which was published in Tehran between 1967 and 1979.[£3,000]

Dr Ruth Young (University of Leicester) [ REPORT]

Exploration of Zoroastrian villages, Yazd, Iran. [£2,000]

Financial Year 2015-16: Travel Grants

Ancient Programme

Colonel Edward Hopkins (American University of Beirut / British Museum)

Assist British Museum staff with project database designed for publishing the Sylloge Nummorum Parthicorum, Vol. II.[£1,200]

Medieval Programme

Ms Anahita Alavi (School of Oriental & African Studies) 

“Mi’raj” as a spiritual source of inspiration for two prominent miniature schools of Persian painting (Herat and Bokhara). [£500]

Ms Shiva Mihan (University of Cambridge)

A study of Persian manuscript production in the 15th century, under the Timurid prince, Baysunghur. [£1,200]

Modern Programme

Dr Ignacio Agrimbau (School of Oriental & African Studies)

A number of case studies of how santoor performers living in Tehran conceptualise their practice and represent their aesthetic views and affiliation to different artistic lineages in relation to their social values and experience.                [£1,000]

Miss Massoumeh Assemi (Courtauld Institute of Art)

Research into the Tekkiye Mu’aven ul-Mulk, dedicated to the performance of ta’zieh, a passion play based on the Battle of Karbala, (680) in which Imam Husayn the grandson of the Prophet uhammad was martyred.[£1,200]

Dr Hossein Hadisi (University of Cambridge)

Maqam Encyclopaedia -an online resource for traditional and folk Iranian musical modes. [£1,200]

Dr Andrew Newman (University of Edinburgh)   

Collaborations at Ferdowsi University and Jami’at al-Mustafa in Mashhad in Spring, 2016, and research trips to Tehran and Qom.[£1,000] Lapsed.

2015: Research Grants

Ancient Programme

Dr Cameron Petrie (University of Cambridge)

Allchin Archives. [£2,000]

Ms Wannaporn Rienjang (University of Cambridge) [REPORT]

Bimaran stupa deposit and the beginning of relic cult in ancient Afghanistan. [£2,698.80]

Medieval Programme

Dr Shivan Mahendrarajah (University of Cambridge)

A History of Herat: Survival and Revival in Mongol Persia (c. 1220 – 1381). [£2,000]

Ms Shiva Mihan (University of Cambridge)

Books under the patronage of Timurid prince, Baysonghor Mirza.               [£1,000]

Modern Programme

Dr Firuza Abdulaeva (Melville) (University of Cambridge) [REPORT]

Literature, Art, Diplomacy and Empire. [£1,178]

Ms Marzieh Kaivanara (University of Bristol) [REPORT]

Cosmetic Surgery in modern Iran. [£500]

Dr David Motadel (Universities of Cambridge & Edinburgh) [REPORT]

Persian Shahs in Imperial Europe. [£1,500]

2015: Travel Grants

Modern Programme

Dr Dominic Brookshaw (University of Oxford)

Research on Qajar literature. [£899 UNCLAIMED]

Mr Mohammad Farhadinia (University of Oxford)

Ecology and Conservation of the Persian Leopard. [£450]

Mr Tom Lewis (SOAS)

Impact of Economic Sanctions on Iran’s environmental issues. [£450]

Ms Natasha Morris (Courtauld Institute of Art) [REPORT]

The Masculine Image in Qajar Iran (1782-1925) [£1,100]

2014: Research Grants

Ancient Programme

Ms Kristen Hopper (University of Durham)

Workshop on Qanat System. [£ 2,000]

Ms Agnieszka Lic (University of Oxford)

Excavate stucco in UAE and Kuwait. [£ 450]

Professor Roger Matthews (University of Reading)

Excavate Sheikh-E Abad. [£ 6,000 UNCLAIMED]

Medieval Programme

Dr Arthur Dale Dudney (University of Oxford)

Symposium Pre-Colonial India. [£2,000]

Professor Peter Pormann (University of Manchester) [REPORT]

Cataloguing Persian MSS at Ryland Institute Library. [£8,000]

Modern Programme

Dr Siavush Randjbar-Daemi (University of Manchester)

Life Writing in the Persianate World since 1501. [£1,500]

Ms Maryam Serajiantehrani (University of Cambridge)

Writings and Paintings of Sohrab Sepehri. [£743]

Dr Ruth Young (University of Leicester) [REPORT]

Exploration of Zoroastrian villages, Iran. [£2,000]

2014 Travel Grants

Ancient Programme

Dr Kevin Woodbridge (University of Hull)

Water Management Strategies on the Mianab Plains of Khuzestan. [£840 UNCLAIMED]

Medieval Programme

Dr Dominic Brookshaw (University of Oxford)

Research on Qajar Literature. [£899 UNCLAIMED]

Ms Beatrice Campi (SOAS) [REPORT]

Visit Qajar Jewellry Collections. [£885]

Ms Jaimee Comstock Skipp (Courtauld Institute of Art) [REPORT]

Exploration of Qajar Art. [£1,000]

Ms Shiva Mihan (University of Cambridge)

Study Baysunghur Shahnameh. [£716]

Modern Programme

Ms Leila Chamankhah (University of Exeter)

Concept of Wilaya from Shykh Ahmad Ahsaii to Ayatollah Khomeini. [£800 UNCLAIMED]

Mr Mohammad Farhadinia (University of Oxford) [REPORT]

Ecology and Conservation of the Persian Leopard. [£450]

Ms Payvand Firouzeh (University of Cambridge)

Patronage & Architecture. [£740]

Mr Gennady Kurin (University of Cambridge)

Heterdox Religious Communities in Western Iran. [£1,000]

Mr Tom Lewis (SOAS) [REPORT]

Impact of Economic Sanctions on Iran’s environmental issues. [£450]

Ms Jane Lewisohn (SOAS) [REPORT]

Visit Archives of the Golha Project. [£900]

Mr Shaahin Pishbin (University of Oxford)

Conditions of Production and Doci of contemporary Poetry by Iranian Women. [£850]