Travel grants to Iran
Tuesday, December 21, 1999
Subject: IREX Short-Term Travel Grants for 2000
Deadlines: February 1,2000 and June 1, 2000
The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) offers travel
grants for brief visits to the countries of Central/Eastern Europe, the
Newly Independent States of Eurasia, Mongolia, Turkey, and Iran for projects
in the humanities and social sciences. These grants are for projects which
do not require any administrative assistance or logistical support (such
as placement or access to archives, housing, visas, travel, etc.)
Per diem support is for 14 days only, not to exceed $100/day. Grantees'
travel may last up to 60 days total, with any additional per diem expenses
beyond 14 days paid for by the grantee.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree
in the project discipline at the time of application, and must be a United
States citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States.
This program funds: individual scholarly research visits to archives,
libraries, museums, etc., or to conduct research interviews; presentations
at scholarly conferences focused on and located in eligible countries;
and collaborative projects such as joint publications and comparative surveys.
All projects should demonstrate that they will advance American public,
cultural, and historical knowledge of the above mentioned regions.
NOTE: For the first time, funding is available for cross-regional humanities
projects in Turkey and Iran. All eligible projects must address these countries
in relation to Central and Eastern Europe or Eurasia. IREX also has extremely
limited funding available to American scholars to invite an international
scholar from IREX's program countries to the United States for collaborative
The American scholar is considered the applicant, and both scholars
must hold a Ph.D. or professional/terminal degree. Projects seeking funding
only or primarily for an international scholar's participation in a conference
or for an international scholar's individual research will not be eligible
Priority will be given to projects involving international scholars
who have not previously had the opportunity to travel outside of the region
for research or conference participation and who are from traditionally
Provisions: Grants do not exceed $3,000, and provide funding for only
one person and one trip per application. Funds are provided for transoceanic
airfare on a US flag carrier; per diem for up to 14 days, not to exceed
$100/day; conference registration fee to attend a conference; visa application
costs; and some miscellaneous expenses.
This program does not fund projects which require travel of more than
60 days; projects related to Germany; projects which are primarily institutional
exchanges; projects that are part of a pre-arranged study travel group;
or institutional overhead or other administrative fees.
Please contact the IREX office if you have any questions regarding project
eligibility. Deadline for receipt of completed applications: February 1,
2000 and June 1, 2000.
Prospective applicants should request application materials from IREX
in advance of the application deadline. The application consists of an
application form; 3-5-page proposal essay; applicant's abbreviated curriculum
vitae; and an official letter of invitation for conferences, consultations,
or collaborative projects.
Notification is made in writing approximately 8 weeks after the application
deadline. The above program information is abbreviated. Please see the
IREX web site or the 2000-2001 application for full guidelines.
For more information contact: International Research & Exchanges
Board (IREX) 1616 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20006 Telephone: (202) 628-8188
Fax: (202) 628-8189 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: http://www.irex.org Courtenay Dunn,
Program Officer Jessica Bagdonis, Program Associate