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Graduate Fellowships in Persian Studies | Summer 2019

The Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture offers summer fellowships for graduate students enrolled at UC Irvine whose PhD research is in Persian/Iranian Studies.

The Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture offers summer fellowships for graduate students enrolled at UC Irvine whose PhD research is in Persian/Iranian Studies. Students may be at any level in a PhD program (i.e. the student need not be advanced to doctoral candidacy). Funds should be used from June 1 to September 30, 2019.

Applications and recommendations are due to Saeid Jalalipour via email at (sjalalip@uci.edu) by Monday, April 29, 2019.

Fellowships:
Zarrinkelk Family Fellowship(s) supports Humanities and Arts PhD students working on Iranian/Persian language(s), history, and culture. Two fellowships of $2,500 will be awarded.
The Humanities Dean’s Gateway Award(s) in Persian Studies supports Humanities and Arts PhD students with interest in Persian Studies, broadly construed. The award can support any legitimate aspect of the student’s research (travel costs, language study, research materials such as media and/or books, etc.). Two fellowship of $2,500 will be awarded.
The Farzaneh Family Fellowship supports Humanities and Arts PhD students with interest in Persian Studies, broadly construed. One fellowship of $2,000 will be awarded.

Application Process:
To apply, please submit the following materials to Saeid Jalalipour at (sjalalip@uci.edu) by April 29, 2019.
o A letter no longer than two pages with a description of your research and its current status (i.e., at which stage of research/writing), and expected outcomes for the summer. If you will traveling to conduct research, please specify what archives or other resources you will be using and why these are important to your project. If you will use the award as a summer stipend, explain what library and other resources you will use during the summer and what you expect to produce, e.g., a chapter draft. Please note if your project meets the criteria for the Zarrinkelk awards.
o A budget (the Humanities Dean’s Gateway award can be used for research travel and materials; the Zarrinkelk awards can be used for specific research and travel expenses or as summer stipends for living expenses).
o A current two-page CV.
A letter of support from your faculty adviser confirming how this fellowship will advance your dissertation project should be sent separately to Saeid Jalalipour at (sjalalip@uci.edu) by the application deadline.

For more information, please contact:
Saeid Jalalipour, Program Manager of Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture, (sjalalip@uci.edu)