BIPS Research and Travel Grant Awards are to assist scholars wishing to pursue research in the area of arts, humanities and social science research, relating to the Persianate world, particularly Iran, Afghanistan, Central Asia, Transcaucasia, Iraq, the Persian Gulf littoral and South Asia. Subject areas include, but are not limited to: Art, Anthropology, Archaeology, Classics, Cultural Studies, History, Language, Literature, Politics, Religious Studies, and Sociology. Scholars who apply must be attached to a UK Higher Educational Institution (university, museum or similar).
Most of the grant funds are set aside for collaborative research projects and we are currently seeking to attract applications from scholars under three “umbrella” programmes:
Objects of Empire: Imperial Elites and Material Cultures of Ancient Iran
Persianisation and Persianate Cosmopolises
Iran and the International in the Modern Period
If you are interested in finding out more about any of these projects, please contact the Programme Directors.
Grants are awarded mainly to cover post-doctoral research within Iran and the wider Persian World, but grants may also be available to those who wish to study similar material outside Iran.
We offer a limited number of travel grants to students, but these funds are NOT available for course work nor will college or university fees be paid.
All applications must include accurate budgets and a detailed breakdown of costs, and candidates are required to satisfy the selectors that their proposals are realistic in this respect.
Publications of the research is an absolute condition of the award and BIPS should see and approve the appropriate acknowledgement of BIPS’s funding in any proposed publication prior to its actual appearance.