BRITISH INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF IRAQ
(Gertrude Bell Memorial)
GRANTS: RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND ACADEMIC VISITORS
The Institute promotes, supports, and undertakes research and public education relating to Iraq and neighbouring countries, carrying out work not covered by other BASIS-sponsored institutions. Its coverage includes anthropology, archaeology, geography, history, languages, and related disciplines within the arts, humanities, and social sciences from the earliest times until the present. It has over 700 subscribers to its journal Iraq and members may also subscribe to the International Journal of Contemporary Iraqi Studies.
Membership with its benefits is open to all with special student rates. For more information about the Institute and its grants see:
BISI RESEARCH GRANTS The Institute invites funding applications twice a year for grants in aid of research and for the organisation of academic conferences.
Applications are welcomed to support research or conferences on Iraq and neighbouring countries not covered by other BASIS-sponsored institutions, in any field of the humanities or social sciences, concerned with any time period from prehistory to the present day. Awards will normally fall within a limit of £4000, though more substantial awards may be made. In addition, the Institute particularly welcomes funding applications for pilot projects preliminary to larger research projects, especially on the theme of Exile and Return. Funding of up to £8000 is available, for one pilot project a year. The Institute will also offer assistance to the award-holder in drafting a full research proposal
to submit jointly to other funding bodies. Applicants must be residents of
the UK or, exceptionally, other individuals whose academic research closely coincides with that of the BISI. Two academic references are required. All applications and references must be received by 31 January and 31 October annually.
BISI DEVELOPMENT GRANTS Grants are available to support development events and projects, such as lectures, study days, and popular publications that relate to Iraq and neighbouring countries and to the areas of interest covered by BISI.
A Development Grant application should normally be for an amount up to
more substantial grants may be made. Applicants need to submit an application form and two references to the BISI Administrator. Applicants must be residents of the UK and preference is given to activities taking place in the UK, or in Iraq or a neighbouring country. The deadlines for applications and references are 15 April and 15 October annually. In special circumstances BISI will consider urgent applications at other times.
BISI VISITING IRAQI FELLOWS & SCHOLARS GRANTS BISI offers two or three grants each year to be held in the UK by visiting scholars from Iraq in the fields of archaeology, ancient languages, museum and heritage studies, and other disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. The academic focus must relate to the study of Iraq and priority is given to scholars at an early stage of their careers. Applications are due by 31 October and 30 April annually.
All grant requirements, conditions, and application forms, as well as membership forms, are available from: BISI Administrator, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH, United Kingdom and the BISI website:
Tel. + 44 (0) 20 7969 5274
Fax. + 44 (0) 20 7969 5401
Reg. Charity No. 219948
- February 27, 2009
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