The 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 same purpose.

Applicants will need to provide a curriculum vitae and:

        • a brief summary of the project in under one hundred words and a longer description in greater detail.
        • a timeline plan indicating the stages of their project and the anticipated final date of submission
        • realistic details of their current funding position, budget and the costs of the study up to completion. If they will complete well within the year, they must give the financial details involved in any postdoctoral project till the final date of this award.
        • the names of two referees, one of whom should be their supervisor.

Publication is an absolute condition of the award, as is acknowledgement of both the Iran Society and BIPS, who will be administering it. The Iran Society and BIPS should see and approve the appropriate acknowledgement of funding in any proposed publication prior to its actual appearance.

The referees should be requested to send their references directly to the Executive Office ( It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that the application form and references arrive by the deadline; late applications, or those without references, will not be considered.

Applications should be sent by email to reach BIPS Executive Officer no later than midnight on Friday, 9th July 2021 BST.

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