The British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) is dedicated to promoting and supporting scholarship, research excellence and understanding on all aspects of Iran and the wider Persianate world.

Iran Society Bursary

The Iran Society has provided BIPS with a ONE YEAR bursary of £5,000 for 2021-22 to enable a final-year PhD student to complete, and time permitting, to initiate a post-doctoral research project. The bursary may be divided into £2,500 each for two finalists for the...

BIPS Research and Travel Grants – Deadline 3rd October 2022

The British Institute of Persian Studies invites applications for Research and Travel Grants and for Research Assistant Grants. Funding is available to cover costs associated with developing or executing research projects in any field related to the wider Persianate...

BIPS Flagship Research Project – Deadline 1st September 2022

BIPS is announcing the call for application from eligible PIs (employed by a UK-based University or other research institute) to propose an exciting and innovative three-year research project that will be the flagship BIPS research project, starting April 2023,...

Published: Urban Histories of Rajasthan, by Elizabeth M. Thelen

Urban Histories of Rajasthan. Religion, Politics and Society (1550-1800)   By Elizabeth M. Thelen   BIPS is delighted to announce the publication of Urban Histories of Rajasthan, by Dr Elizabeth M. Thelen, the latest volume in the BIPS series Studies in the...

BIPS launches its new Student Newsletter

Following the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of its foundation, BIPS is launching a new undertaking tailored towards its student members. Commencing in March, we will be starting a regular Student Newsletter, moderated by Professor Andrew Newman (BIPS' Outreach...

BIPS 60th Anniversary: Fundraising campaign

BIPS launches a new fundraising campaign on the occasion of its 60th Anniversary   Since its foundation in 1961, BIPS has played an important role in championing knowledge and understanding of Iran and the Persianate world. BIPS’s activities and objectives are...


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