Become a member of the British Institute of Persian Studies.

Membership of the British Institute of Persian Studies is open to all and we welcome new members.   The Institute organizes an extensive programme of talks, conferences and workshops throughout the year in the UK and overseas.   It publishes its journal IRAN and occasional books in its Special Series.   Members will also receive regular updates about our activities and a copy of the Annual Report.   Becoming a member is your chance to support our work and contribute to our efforts to broaden appreciation of the cultural heritage of the Persian world.

We offer four types of membership and you can see more information about these below.    You may join or renew by paying online here.

Membership runs from January to December.

WE ARE NOW TAKING PAYMENTS FOR 2016.

  • Full Membership (£40.00)
  • Student Membership (£20.00)
  • Fellow (£50.00)
  • Corresponding (£30.00)

For information about other ways to pay for your membership, please download the membership form or contact the UK Administrator.

Membership Options

Our Members form the core of our community, with many engaged on the Governing Council or breaking new ground in Iranian studies as award holders, expanding knowledge of the field through our publications, and bringing true vibrancy to our engagement with the heritage and culture of this fascinating civilisation. Our forthcoming Student Members Committee promises further exciting opportunities to get involved at institutional, national and international levels.

  • Student Membership
    £20
    • Students enrolled at a university in the UK can join and access these benefits and opportunities:
    • Subscription to our journal, IRAN
    • Stand for election and nominate candidates for the forthcoming Student Members Committee
    • Apply for BIPS awards and grants
    • Complimentary entry to all lectures and reduced fees for conferences
    • Invitations to Member’s events and Professional Development Workshops
  • Corresponding Membership
    £30
    • Anyone based outside the UK with an interest in Iran or the Persianate world can enjoy BIPS Membership:
    • Subscription to our journal, IRAN
    • Apply for BIPS' range of grants and awards, including travel bursaries
    • Complimentary entry to all lectures and reduced fees for conferences
    • Invitations to Member’s events
  • Regular Membership
    £40
    • Anyone with an interest in Iran or the Persianate world can join. Support us and enjoy these benefits:
    • Subscription to our journal, IRAN
    • Stand for election to and nominate candidates for the Governing Council
    • Complimentary entry to all lectures and reduced fees for conferences
    • Invitations to Member’s events
  • Fellowship
    £50
    • Academics at UK higher education/cultural institutions can apply for election to Fellowship of the Institute:
    • Subscription to our journal, IRAN
    • Stand for election to and nominate candidates for the Governing Council
    • Apply for BIPS grants and academic Fellowships
    • Complimentary entry to all lectures and reduced fees for conferences
    • Invitations to Member’s and Fellowship events