The Iran Society Travel Grants 2020

The Iran Society is offering a small number of grants to students at British universities, or other institutions, engaged in any subject related to Iranian culture in its broadest sense who wish to visit Iran or any other Persian speaking country to further their studies. Preference is given to undergraduates, but graduates are welcome to apply.

The project may be related to language, history, literature, art, science, architecture, anthropology or any other suitable project not related to contemporary politics. Where there are many applicants, preference will be given to those with the most original, enterprising or interesting proposal.

Applicants are asked to submit a proposal by email to by 16th May for consideration. The successful candidates will be notified before the end of June 2020. Awards are conditional on the winners subsequently obtaining a visa to visit the country of choice. The application should contain:

  1. Personal details, including age, citizenship, educational qualifications and details of current studies, together with contact details of a referee.
  2. A full description of the project, with approximate dates of travel and length of project, together with a budget.
  3. Details of applications made to other organisations for a grant to cover the same project.

Award of a grant is conditional on the successful applicants agreeing to submit a report on their travel within two weeks of their return. They may be asked to give a talk to the Society at a later date.