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September 18, 2013

American Institute of Iranian Studies Fellowship Programs

The American Institute of Iranian Studies is pleased to announce its fellowship programs. Applications for graduate student grants must be submitted by the indicated deadline; applications for senior grants are reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information, contact the American Institute of Iranian Studies: aiis@nyc.rr.com. Website: www.simorgh-aiis.org

Persian Language Study in Tehran
The American Institute of Iranian Studies offers two-month fellowships for advanced language study in Tehran at the Dehkhoda Institute. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are enrolled in a Doctoral or Masters program in the humanities or social sciences, have an approved research topic that requires use of Persian, and have completed at least one full academic year of Persian language study. Applications must include a curriculum vitae and be made in the form of a letter, giving the following information: citizenship; research plans, level of Persian attained and what degree of proficiency is required; academic affiliation and status (stage of progress towards the doctorate); names, addresses and e-mail addresses of two referees (including the primary academic advisor). Referees should e-mail their letters of recommendation directly to AIIrS and include mention of relevance of Persian to the dissertation; evaluation of the project and how study in Iran will enhance dissertation work; student's level of maturity and adaptability to conditions in Iran. The deadline for receiving applications is January 10. The deadline for receiving letters of recommendation is January 15. Please check with The American Institute of Iranian Studies for program information before applying for this grant: aiis@nyc.rr.com

Pre-Doctoral Dissertation Research in Iranian Studies
The American Institute of Iranian Studies offers fellowships for one- to two-month research travel to countries with resources essential to the dissertation. These fellowships enable students in the field of Iranian Studies to acquaint themselves with the range of academic activities and resources in relevant foreign countries. It is the responsibility of the applicant to receive permission to conduct the intended research from the pertinent authorities prior to making the application. Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are enrolled in a Doctoral program in the humanities or social sciences and have an approved research topic. Applications must include a curriculum vitae and be made in the form of a letter, giving the following information: citizenship; research plans; academic affiliation and status (stage of progress towards the doctorate); names, addresses and e-mail addresses of two referees (including the primary academic advisor). Referees should e-mail their letters of recommendation directly to AIIrS and include an evaluation of the project and how study at the particular foreign resource(s) will enhance dissertation work. The deadline for receiving applications is January 10. The deadline for receiving letters of recommendation is January 15. Applications should be e-mailed to: aiis@nyc.rr.com.

Short-Term Senior Fellowships in Iranian Studies
The American Institute of Iranian Studies offers short-term senior fellowships for research travel to Iran of up to four weeks’ duration but will also consider short-term visits to other countries with resources essential to the research. These fellowships enable established scholars with research interests in the field of Iranian Studies to acquaint themselves with the range of academic activities and resources in Iran or relevant other countries. It is the responsibility of the applicant to receive permission to conduct the intended research from the pertinent Iranian or other-country authorities prior to making the application. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and preference will be given to tenured faculty members and museum staff with some knowledge of Persian and a record of research in the humanities or the social sciences relating to Iran. Applications, which will be considered on a rolling basis, should be made in the form of a letter explaining how the opportunity afforded by the fellowship would benefit the applicant's work. Also included must be the names and addresses of the relevant contacts in Iran who have provided permission to research; the names and e-mail addresses of two referees and a curriculum vitae. Please specify preferred dates of travel. Applications should be e-mailed to: aiis@nyc.rr.com.

Senior Fellowships for Iranian Scholars
The American Institute of Iranian Studies offers senior fellowships for a period of up to three months for established scholars in Iran with research interests in the field of Iranian Studies to acquaint themselves with the range of academic activities and resources in the U.S. and work collaboratively with U.S. scholars. Applicants must be Iranian citizens and preference will be given to tenured faculty members and museum staff with English fluency, a record of research in the humanities or the social sciences relating to Iran, and publications in scholarly journals. Applications, which will be considered on a rolling basis, should be made in the form of a curriculum vitae and a letter explaining the applicant’s project and how the opportunity of pursuing research in the United States (citing names of specific libraries, archival collections and/or conferences that will have a direct bearing on the research) would enhance the results. The applicant should also include three letters of reference from colleagues well-acquainted with the applicant’s work, including at least one reference from the applicant’s home institution. Preference will be given to applicants providing the names of relevant contacts in the U.S. who have extended an invitation and permission to conduct research, and copies of such letters of invitation/permission should be submitted along with the application. Please specify preferred dates of travel. Applications should be submitted at least eight months prior to desired travel dates and should be e-mailed to: aiis@nyc.rr.com.


Conference Attendance Fellowships for Iranian Scholars
The American Institute of Iranian Studies offers fellowships for short visits for Iranian scholars with research interests in the field of Iranian Studies to deliver papers at conferences in the U.S. Applicants must be Iranian citizens and preference will be given to tenured faculty members and museum staff with English fluency, a record of research in the humanities or the social sciences relating to Iran, and publications in scholarly journals. Applications, which will be considered on a rolling basis, should be made in the form of a curriculum vitae and a letter explaining the applicant’s paper topic and how the opportunity of attending the conference would benefit the research and the conference. The applicant must include a letter of invitation from the conference mentioning the topic of the paper to be delivered. Applications should be submitted at least eight months prior to desired travel dates and should be e-mailed to: aiis@nyc.rr.com.

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