The purpose of the Award is to recognize and promote scholarship in the field of Iranian studies, as well as to honor the memory of Ali-Akbar Saidi-Sirjani (1931-1994), the noted Iranian historian, literary critic, and author, in appreciation for his scholarship, his courage, and his indefatigable struggle for freedom of expression. Website Nominations are now closed.Click here to read more about this award.
In 2006, under the leadership of President Janet Afary, AIS instituted two new awards for Life-Time Achievement in Iranian Studies. The first Life-Time Achievement in Iranian Studies Award for a Scholar Residing and Working Inside Iran was conferred on Professor Emeritus Iraj Afshar. Professor Ehsan Yarshater was chosen to receive the first Life-Time Achievement in Iranian Studies Award for a Scholar Residing and Working Outside of Iran. Click here to read more about this award.
The purpose of this award is to advance the scholarship on Ancient Iranian Civilization and its cognate fields. Professor Ehsan Yarshater is an internationally recognized scholar who has made a major contribution to the field of Iranian Studies. The AIS Council designated Professor Yarshater an honorary member in 1999. Click here to read more about this award.
The purpose of this award is to recognize and promote scholarship in the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology in Iran and the Persianate world. This biennial award is to honor Parviz Shahriari (1926-2012) who through his voluminous writings and translations had a significant role in popularizing mathematics in Iran, and who relentlessly promoted scholarship in the History of Mathematics in Iran. Click here to read more about this award.