The Persian Heritage Foundation is a US-registered, non-political, non-governmental organization, formed by Professor Ehsan Yarshater, in 1983. It aims to support and promote research on all aspects of the Persianate world in the pre-Islamic as well as the Islamic period—a world that is not confined to the present boundaries of Iran, but that extends to Central Asia, the Caucasus, the Indian Subcontinent and, more recently, the wider Iranian diaspora, involving a multitude of languages, religions and cultures.
The Persian Heritage Foundation Offers Grants in Iranian Studies for Individuals and Organizations
PHF accepts grant applications twice a year. Applications received before April 1 of each year will receive an official PHF response by mid-November of that same year. Applications received before October 1 will receive an official PHF response by mid-May of the following calendar year.
AWARD OF GRANTS
Grants are awarded annually and evaluated by a committee of peers who convene, review the pool of applications, and subsequently awards grants to approved applicants. All the details of each year's grant opportunities are published on the Persian Heritage Foundation website's Grants' section. The Foundation offers grants in the following categories.
GRANTS FOR IRANIAN STUDIES LECTURE SERIES AND VISITING POSITIONS
PHF concomitant to its stated mission will consider applications to lecture series and visiting teaching positions involving any area of Iranian and Persianate studies. The amount of each grant will depend on the projected need and availability of funds.
GRANTS FOR IRANIAN STUDIES ACADEMIC RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
PHF concomitant to its stated mission will consider applications to support academic projects, including conferences, concerned with any area of Iranian and Persianate studies. The subjects covered include art and archaeology, architecture, history and language, and the social sciences. Grants may be available for research, travel, organizing conferences and workshops, and presenting at such meetings. Multiple investigator projects will be considered, though only the principal investigator should apply. Grants may be in the range of $1,000 –10,000 USD.
GRANTS FOR IRANIAN STUDIES PUBLICATIONS
The Foundation will consider applications to support subventions for scholarly publication projects in the range of $1,000 – $5,000.
GRANTS FOR ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS ENGAGED IN IRANIAN STUDIES
The Foundation also supports Academic Institutions.