Our 2018-19 grant applications will be open to assist scholars wishing to pursue research in all fields of Persian, Iranian, and wider Persian World studies . Most of the Institute’s research income is set aside for collaborative research projects. The British Institute of Persian Studies is currently seeking to attract applications from scholars in three “umbrella” programmes:

ANCIENT IRAN:Objects of Empire: Imperial Elites and the Material Cultures of Ancient Iran

MEDIEVAL IRAN: Persianisation and Persianate Cosmopolises in the Medieval World

MODERN IRAN: Iran and the International in the Modern Period

YOU MUST consult the relevant project page and discuss your planned application with the Programme Director.

You should also consult the full details of our Research and Travel Grants.Please note that applications must be submitted on the Application Form by email. You must have two references and you are responsible for ensuring that these references arrive at BIPS office by the deadline. Applications submitted late will NOT be considered, and nor will those that fail to meet the conditions of our grants.

Please contact our Executive Officer, Tessa Davies (bips@britac.ac.uk), with any initial queries.


DEADLINE for the first round of 2018-19 Applications is set for Friday 27 April 2018 at 6pm.

The application form below also gives details of the terms and conditions of the grant.