LIBRARY ARCHIVES & COLLECTIONS
Helping Stanford University Libraries expand their holdings on modern Iranian history and culture is an essential part of the Program's work. Stanford's many libraries and archives offer a growing and unique collection of books, documents, photographs, posters, and private papers on modern Iran.
PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH
ZAHEDI FAMILY FELLOWSHIP
About the 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 Stanford University’s Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies. The Zahedi Fellow is expected to pursue their independent research in residency and to hold a lecture, seminar or workshop on their research.
The fellowship funds international travel, health insurance, and visa support, in addition to a $12,000 stipend for living expenses. Fluency in Persian and terminal degree or equivalent experience is required.
Limited and competitive funding is available for undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying Iranian history, politics, cultures, and languages during the summer or academic year.
Past projects have included:
Archival research on the assimilation of Jews into Iranian society under the Pahlavi Dynasty
Language study: Farsi, Avesta, Kurdish
“[This project] was an incredible capstone experience to my Stanford career. Being able to apply the knowledge I had gained in Iranian Studies courses to a novel research topic has been truly rewarding.”
Jack Hennessy (2016)