The Iran Society Grants 2022

A) The Iran Society has provided BIPS with a ONE YEAR bursary of £5000 for 2021-22 to enable a final year PhD student enrolled at a United Kingdom  University to complete, and time permitting, to initiate a post-doctoral research project. The bursary may be divided for two finalists for the same purpose. Applicants must be either well into their third year, or in a fourth writing-up year of their programme to be eligible.

Applicants will need to provide a curriculum vitae and:

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

Two references are required, and referees should be requested to send these directly to the BIPS 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 12.00 noon UK time on 9th October 2021.

B) Small travel grants may be offered to current registered undergraduates of UK universities or members of other UK institutions to pursue their studies on any subject related to Persian culture, history, language, architecture or other subjects unrelated to contemporary politics.  Post-graduates may also apply, but preference will be given to undergraduates.  Awards are normally made in mid-end May and applications should be received by the beginning of May. Applicants must supply the following by email to