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Nahrein Network- Visiting Scholars Programme

The Nahrein Network fosters the sustainable development of antiquity, cultural heritage and the humanities in Iraq and its neighbours. It aims to support interdisciplinary research to enable universities, museums, and community groups to better serve local, post-conflict needs.

The Network is based at University College London, the University of Kurdistan Hewlêr, and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and has many international partners. It is funded for four years, 2017-21, by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Global Challenges Research Fund Network Plus scheme. 

Visiting Scholarship Scheme

The Joint Visiting Scholarships Scheme aims to enhance the capacity of Iraqi, Iranian, Lebanese and Turkish scholars to engage in the sustainable development of cultural heritage. It enables academics, cultural heritage professionals, and NGO workers to visit the UK for 1-2 months for training and research.

The Visiting Scholarships Scheme is run jointly by the Nahrein Network with:

You may apply to the scheme if you are a resident of Iraq, Iran, Lebanon or Turkey and you want to carry out a project relating to one or more of the Nahrein Network's five aims.

If you have previously had a BISI Iraqi Visiting Scholarship, or a Nahrein-BISI Visiting Iraqi Scholarship, you will not normally be eligible to apply.

If you are currently a student, you will not normally be eligible to apply.

  • Please contact the Newtork directly at nahrein@ucl.ac.uk if you have any questions about the funding schemes
  • To keep up to date with news and funding calls please follow the Nahrein Network on Facebook and Twitter.