Deadline: August 1, 2020 (Closed)

The Assyrian Studies Association invites proposals from scholars for a feasible research project on Assyrian – related topics in any field of the humanities and social sciences. Funding up to $2000 is available for researchers currently holding an academic position, including graduate students in MA and PhD programs in an accredited Universities. Successful candidates are expected to present their work at the Assyrian Studies Association's Biennial Symposium. 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, when ready, 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 (if applicable).

Application Requirements

  • ​Research covering the promotion of Assyrian culture and heritage. 

  • Currently holding an academic position, including M.A. or PhD graduate students from an accredited university

  • 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 Alexandra at

  • Deadline: August 1, 2020


View frequently asked questions here. 

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

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. For updates, inquires, and additional information about the grant, please contact Alexandra Lazar at 


P.O. Box 632

Woodland Hills, CA 91365


© The  Trustees of the British Museum © Sharokin Betgevargiz


Alexandra Lazar, Executive Director

Assyrian Studies Association

EIN# 83-1163287

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