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Zahedi Family Fellowship

Ardeshir Zahedi

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. 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.

**Please note: due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the fellowship for 2020-2021 has been postponed. Please check back for updates on the new application cycle, or join our email list to receive updates.


  • 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, and 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.

Read through the archive's finding aid to determine if material in the collection is relevant to your research topic.