Nahrein Network Research Grant Awards

These awards support interdisciplinary research on themes relating to one or more of the Nahrein Network’s five aims. There are two types of funding:

  • Small grants of up to £30,000 (FEC) for projects led by Iraqi researchers, or collaborations between Iraqi and UK researchers. 
  • Large grants of up to £100,000 (FEC) for collaborations between Iraqi and UK researchers. 

Projects may last up to 18 months. The next deadline for proposals is 15 November 2018

UNESCO initiative: Revive the Spirit of Mosul

Mosul, circa 1930
Old Mosul circa 1930. Source: DesertBloom/Flickr (copyright free)

With partners UNESCO Iraq, applications are encouraged that support “Revive the Spirit of Mosul”, a UNESCO initiative for the reconstruction of the Old City of Mosul. This will be UNESCO’s main contribution to the United Nations’ Response and Resilience programme, designed to help Iraq’s government fast-track the social dimensions of reconstruction. 

Particularly welcome are applications for projects that contribute to sustainable development through:

  • a fuller understanding of Mosul's social and/or intellectual history and heritage
  • reconciliation between communities through the documentation, safeguarding and enhancement of cultural heritage, broadly defined.

Please note that the Nahrein Network grants do not fund archaeological fieldwork or architectural projects, in Mosul or elsewhere.


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