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British Institute for the study of Iraq research grants

February 15, 2008

logoThe Institute invites funding applications twice a year for grants in aid of research or for the organisation of academic conferences.

All applications and references must be received by 30 April or 31 October in 2008, and thereafter by 31 January or 31 October in any given year. Awards will normally fall within a limit of £4000, though more substantial awards may be made.

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. For student applicants one referee must be your academic advisor. (If your advisor is a member of the BISI Fieldwork and Research Committee, a different referee must be selected.) No grants are made to support academic fees and no applicant may relogoceive funding from the British Academy and the BISI for the same research proposal.

Applications are welcomed to support research or conferences on Iraq, neighbouring countries, and the Gulf, in any field of the humanities or social sciences, concerned with any time period from prehistory to the present day. Applicants will be informed of the decision of Council concerning their grant application by early July (2008 only), early April or early January, depending upon the date of submission.

In addition to individual research grant requests, the Institute particularly welcomes funding applications for pilot projects preliminary to larger research projects on Iraq and neighbouring countries. The Institute can offer assistance in drafting a full research proposal to submit jointly to other funding bodies. For more information about this scheme, please contact the BISI Administrator.

Details of the requirements and conditions of grants, as well as a research grant application form and conference grant application form are available herewith and from the BISI Administrator, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH, or on the BISI website: http://www.britac.ac.uk/institutes/iraq/
Tel. + 44 (0) 20 7969 5274 or Fax. + 44 (0) 20 7969 5401
e-mail: <bisi@britac.ac.uk> Reg. Charity No. 219948

Grantees will be required to provide a written report of their work and provide an accounting of expenses. Abstracts from grantee’s reports will be published in future issues of the BISI Newsletter. Applications for a Research Grant and School Projects may be made using the Research Grant Form (Acrobat PDF Format, 68Kb)

The selection of individuals and institutions who are to receive grants from the Institute is made by the Council after assessment by the Fieldwork and Research Committee of the quality and practicality of the proposed research, the costing of the work, the qualifications of the applicant to conduct the work, the results and outputs of previous work supported by the School and the reports of referees.

Webpage:  http://www.britac.ac.uk/institutes/iraq/newgrants.htm

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