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 BISI offers a range of annual grants and scholarships to assist academic work and education on Iraq in the areas of the arts, humanities and social sciences. 

  • BISI Outreach Grants (up to £1,000 per grant) aim to assist public engagement projects that further understanding of Iraq's history, society and culture. Eligibility: applicants must normally be residents of the UK and preference is given to projects taking place in the UK or Iraq. (Annual Deadline: 1 October)
  • BISI Research and Conference Grants (normally up to £4,000 per grant) are designed to support research and the organisation of academic conferences principally concerned with the lands and peoples of Iraq. Eligibility: applicants should normally have an affiliation with a UK Higher Education Institution. (Annual Deadline: 1 February) 
  • BISI Pilot Project Grants (normally up to £8,000) are designed to support a short period of preliminary research - up to one year - that has the potential to grow into a larger-scale, longer-term project supported by a Research Council or other large funding body. Only one project per year is funded by this scheme. Eligibility: applicants should normally have an affiliation with a UK Higher Education Institution. (Annual Deadline: 1 February) 
  • BISI Visiting Scholarships enable Iraqi scholars and cultural heritage professionals to engage in short-term research, training and collaborative projects in the UK. Eligibility: applicants must currently reside in Iraq and have adequate English language skills. (Annual Deadline: 1 February)