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.
Applications for the next round of applications are now open and need to be submitted for consideration by Monday 1st March 2021.
BIPS is currently inviting applications for the Research Assistant Grant.
This funding is offered for scholars at a UK research institution to be used to employ short-term student Research Assistants. This initiative is an ideal way to help Early Career Researchers to start a research project, and also established academics to finalise a research project. Awards of up to £5,000 will be made, and applicants are invited to apply to any one of the three BIPS research programmes, namely: Ancient, Medieval, or Modern. Interdisciplinary and collaborative project are welcome. However, the Principal Investigator must be employed at a UK higher education institution or museum.
Applications are now open and need to be submitted for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 5th March 2021.