Deadline: September 30, 2021

The Assyrian Studies Association invites proposals from scholars for a feasible research project about the Assyrians in any field within the humanities and social sciences. Funding up to $2,000 is available to graduate students in an MA or Ph.D. program from an accredited university, post-doctoral researchers, and those currently holding an academic position (e.g. academic researcher, professor). Successful candidates are expected to present their work at one of Assyrian Studies Association's educational webinars. 

Funds from the grant can be used for the following, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct fieldwork

  • Journal publication costs

  • Data Costs

  • Conference presentation fees and associated costs

  • Software required to conduct research


Please note that funds from this grant are not to be used for non-specialized research assistance or personal stipend. There is also an expectation that grant recipients will submit a one-to-three page narrative report describing their research, how the funds were spent, and an itemized copy of all purchases made with the funds. 

Application Requirements

  • ​Research covering the promotion of Assyrian culture and heritage within the field of social sciences and/or humanities.. 

  • Currently holding an academic position or a graduate student

  • Submission of grant application form

  • CV

  • Project budget

  • Research proposal, no longer than 10 double-spaced pages

  • Graduate student applicants will need to submit two letters of recommendation from faculty members to be emailed directly to

  • Deadline: September 30, 2021


View frequently asked questions here. 

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

Please note that NO late applications will be accepted after the deadline.

Recipient of your email application will be acknowledged by email, and forwarded to the selection committee. For updates, inquires, and additional information about the grant, please contact Alexandra Lazar at 


Sanherib Ninos, the 2020 grant winner of the Assyrian Studies Association's Assyrian Academic Research Grant.