In 2011 to promote and recognize outstanding research by a physics graduate student of Iranian heritage studying in one of the institutions of higher education in USA, Iranian-American Physicists(IrAP) Network Group established the "Biruni" Graduate Student Research Award. The first award was announced at Forum on International Physics (FIP) reception at APS March meeting at Boston in 2012. In August 2006, Hamid Javadi in an open letter invited  all APS members that respect diversity and value dialog, help the formation of this network group. IrAP tried to be voice of Iranian-American from Iranian physics community in US by raising their concerns in an events like blocking Iranian scientists from publishing their works in US and European journals crica 2011-2012. Establishing scholarship and awards to honor talented young physicists was one of the initial thought that became major focus of this network group later.