Zahedi Family Fellowship at Stanford University

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March 13, 2020 to May 15, 2020
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
Diplomacy and International Relations, Islamic History / Studies, Middle East History / Studies, Political Science, World History / Studies

The Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies at Stanford University is pleased to offer the Zahedi Family Fellowship: 

The Zahedi Family Fellowship is a twelve-week residential fellowship focusing on the new Zahedi Archive (which includes both diplomatic correspondence and collected photos) at the Hoover Library & Archives at Stanford University. During the fellowship period, the Zahedi Fellow is expected to pursue their independent research in residency and to hold a lecture, seminar or workshop on their research, organized by the Iranian Studies Program. The Zahedi fellow will have access to Stanford University Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library and Archives as well as a community of scholars at Stanford.

  • Fluency in Persian is required. Terminal degree or equivalent experience is required.
  • The fellowship is open to scholars and artists working on the modern history of Iran, particularly the period of 1941 to 1979. Preference will be given to scholars who have worked on aspects of modern Iranian foreign policy, history, and culture. 

The fellowship funds international travel, health insurance, visa support, and a $12,000 stipend for living expenses. In addition to library access, the fellow will have use of a shared work space at the Hoover Archives where the Zahedi Collection is housed.

Application Deadline: May 15, 2020. Questions? email us at iranianstudies (at) 

A complete application consists of the following material: 

  1. Zahedi Fellowship application form
  2. Letter of application/research proposal
  3. C.V
  4. Writing sample (book chapter or article length, in English or Persian)
  5. Short proposal for a public lecture to be held at Stanford (can be related to research proposal)
  6. Two (2) letters of recommendation

All materials listed above should be submitted as attachments to the online applicatino form. Only signed PDFs of the letters of recomendations be sent to iranianstudies (at) 

Contact Info: 

Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies