The Nahrein Network



Apply for a grant, scholarship or studentship to conduct research on Iraqi heritage, history or the humanities. All schemes are for Iraqis living in Iraq. Grants may include international partners.

Research Grants

We offer a range of grants to support Iraqi-led research on the ways in which heritage, history and the humanities can improve life in Iraq. The scheme will reopen later in 2022.

Visiting Scholarships

Together with The British Institute for the Study of Iraq, we select Iraqi heritage professionals, academics and research students to come to the UK for two-month placements. There are also online placements for scholars who prefer not to travel. Application deadlines are 15 February and 15 August each year.

Graduate Studentship

We offer a small number of MA+PhD studentships for Iraqis, covering the full costs of graduate study in a history or heritage related subject at UCL. These are advertised in January every year.


AcademIQ is a multi-year programme designed to support Iraqi researchers in the arts, humanities and social sciences with academic skills development.