Oleg Grabar Memorial Fund in support of Grabar Grants and Fellowships

The Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA) has established a permanent fund in memory of Professor Oleg Grabar and in support of the annual award of Grabar Grants and Fellowships. These competitive grants and fellowships are intended to encourage and further the professional development of graduate students (Ph.D. candidates) and post-doctoral scholars in the history of Islamic art, architecture and archaeology. The number and amount of the grants and fellowships will be announced annually in accordance with available funds. A detailed description is provided on the Home page of the HIAA website.

Funding Request and Levels
HIAA invites you to join this continuing development effort and to become a donor to the Oleg Grabar Memorial Fund in support of the new program of Grabar Grants and Fellowships.

• Leadership Donors $10,000 or above 
• Sponsors $ 5,000 or more
• Sustainers $ 1,000 or more
• Supporters $ 500 or more
• Contributors any amount up to $500

Donation Options
• Donation by secure PayPal payments.


• Donation by check, drawn on a US bank and made out to HIAA, may be mailed to:
Yasser Tabbaa
1914 Scottwood
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

• Donation by wire transfer. For instructions, please contact:
Yasser Tabbaa, HIAA Treasurer: or
Sheila Canby, HIAA President:

Donors of $500 or more will be acknowledged in the Grabar Grant and Fellowship program information and publically at HIAA’s Fourth Biennial Symposium in Toronto in October 2014. These acknowledgments will coincide with the announcement of the first recipients of Grabar Grants and Fellowships.

Leadership Donors (as of November 2012)
Saleh Alhathoul
Michael Brand
Olga M. Davidson
Zahra Faridany-Akhavan
Terry Grabar
Nicolas Grabar and Jennifer Sage
Renata Holod and Oleh Tretiak
Tom Lentz
Glenn D. Lowry
Sakıp Sabancı Award for Islamic Art and Culture
Soudavar Memorial Foundation
Two Anonymous Donors

Steering Committee
For further information, please feel free to contact:
Sheila Canby, HIAA President: ; 267-324-5741
Marianna Shreve Simpson:
Renata Holod, HIAA Past-President:; 215-898-8714
Massumeh Farhad, HIAA Past-President:; 202-633-0400