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Scholarship Application



Dr. Malakeh Taleghani Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Iranian Studies



The Taleghani Endowment Committee is soliciting applications for the Taleghani Endowed Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowship. 

To Apply:

The applicant must be a University of Arizona undergraduate or graduate student at the time of proposal submission, working on some aspect of Iranian studies, including Persian Literature, History of Iran,Geography of Iran, Iranian Linguistics, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science of Iran, or aspects of Persianate culture, broadly conceived. Creative projects in Persian music, architecture, or arts are also eligible for funding.

Applications will be evaluated based on the research/project proposal and the applicant’s academic standingand scholarly potential. Please note that the Fellowship Award can ONLY support research/project related expenses.

Taleghani Fellowship Award Amount: up to $4,100 to support research/project expenses.

Application deadline: February 3, 2020

NOTE: The Taleghani Endowment Committee is committed to encouraging undergraduate and graduatestudents, especially those who are first-time proposal writers. Therefore, we have established a proposal refinement phase this year. This means that the committee will review the applications, provide comments, and, in appropriate circumstances, may provide an opportunity for the applicant to revise the proposal andreturn it to the committee.

Taleghani Graduate Fellowship Award Amount: up to $2,500 to support research/project expenses

Application packets must include:

            1.         Checklist

            2.         CV (resume)

            3.         Research/Project Description - 3 pages (maximum) for graduates and 2 pages (max) for undergraduates. For details, please see https://linguistics.arizona.edu/requirements

            4.         Budget proposal and justification - 1 page

            5.         Letter from Advisor - (letter should address likelihood of student completing research or project, should be sent directly to the address below by the advisor, and must be received by the deadline).


Fellowship winner(s) will receive the award at a special ceremony on Thursday, April 16, 2020. A 1-page post research or project report will be due within 90 days of funded research project completion.


Please assure that all Taleghani Application materials (PDF format) are submitted to samado@email.arizona.edu by February 3,2020.


Late application packets including support letter or incomplete application packets will NOT be considered.


For more information, contact:


Stephanie Amado


University of Arizona

Department of Linguistics