Frequently Asked Questions:
Assyrian Academic Research Grant


How do I know if I'm eligible to apply?

Eligibility is determined if you are currently a graduate student (M.A. or PhD) or if you're currently holding an academic position (e.g. Tenure track, postdoc, or lecture position).


What are the requirements for me to apply?

You must conduct work that is related to promoting the Assyrian culture and/or heritage, currently a graduate student or holding an academic position, submit a grant application, CV, brief project budget, research proposal, and two letters of recommendations (only for graduate students).


What is the funding opportunity?

Funding up to $2,000 is available.


Who should I contact if I have questions about the application?


For all grant inquires, please email us at:


Where do I submit my application?

An electronic copy of the full application in PDF formatshould be sent to:


​Please note that NO late applications will be accepted after August 1, 2020.​ Recipient of your email application will be acknowledged by email, and forwarded to the selection committee.


When will I hear back?

After the selection committee reviews all applications and makes a decision, you will hear back no later than November 1, 2020.


For the two letters of recommendation, do they have to be from a faculty where I went to school at?

Please make sure to ask a faculty member (e.g. Lecturer or Professor) who can write on your research ability, and why you would make a good candidate for this grant.


If you happen to have worked/currently working with a professor outside of your university, you can ask them for a letter of recommendation, but please make sure the first letter of recommendation is from a faculty member from your current university. 


I'm from outside the United States, can I still apply for this grant?

Yes! We welcome all scholars from around the world to apply to our Academic Publications Grant, but at the moment, we require that the work is to be conducted in English.


How long does the research proposal have to be?​ And what format are you looking for?

The research proposal should be no longer than 10 pages double spaced. The goal of this research proposal is to adequately explain what you plan to accomplish, why you want to do the research, and how you are going to conduct this research. Explain the research problem. Do not assume that by identifying a research problem to investigate will be the answer. 

The format we are looking for is an introduction, Background, Literature Review, Research Design/Methodology, Conclusion and Citations. You can use either APA, MLA or Chicago style. Please stick to one style throughout the entire research proposal.


Do I have to present my research at Assyrian Studies Association's educational webinars?

Yes! We require all grant recipients to attend and present their work at one of our educational webinars.