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Encyclopaedia Iranica Needs Your Support!

The Center for Iranian Studies has an ongoing fund raising program for the Encyclopædia Iranica project. We urge you to support research on Persian history and culture by making donations to Columbia University, a tax exempt organization. We truly appreciate any and all donations, as our sole purpose is to keep this service available to students and scholars, people of Iran and other visitors around the world. Every cent helps, and we graciously thank you in advance.

Checks can be drawn to the order of “Columbia University” specifying in the memo line “for the Encyclopaedia Iranica project.”

All checks should be mailed to:

Center for Iranian Studies
450 Riverside Drive, Suite 4, New York, NY 10027
Tel: (212) 851-9150 Fax: (212) 749-9524


Online Donation

You may also make a secure, online gift to the Encyclopædia Iranica through Columbia University by using your credit card. All contributions will be efficiently used for the production and publication of the electronic and print editions of the Encyclopædia Iranica. These donations will also count towards the matching funds we are required to raise by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to meet the terms of our NEH grant.

The direct link to the Encyclopædia Iranica’s secure online giving site is as follows:
Online Gifts to Encyclopædia Iranica

You may also navigate to this page from the main page for Columbia University, as follows:

1. Click on the button on the left sidebar, entitled “Giving to Columbia,” which will take you to the Giving to Columbia site.

2. Click on the tab at the center of the page, entitled “Give Online,” which will take you to the Selection Page.

3. Select “Iranian Studies, Center for” from the drop-down menu next to the words, “Select a School or Division.”

4. Enter the amount of your gift, click the “Next” button and follow the instructions to complete your gift transaction.



If you would like to wire funds, charge your donation, or inquire about planned giving opportunities, please contact:
Paul Angelini at 212-851-9157 (

Please visit our website regularly and check the News and Events section as well as our Facebook page to learn more about forthcoming fundraising events.