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How to Apply

**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.

A complete application consists of the following materials:

  1. Zahedi Fellowship application form
  2. A letter of application/research proposal 
  3. A Curriculum Vitae
  4. A writing sample (book chapter or article length, in English or Persian)
  5. A short proposal for a public lecture/workshop to be held at Stanford (can be related to research proposal)
  6. Two (2) letters of recommendation

Important: All materials listed above (with the exception of the letters of recommendation) should be submitted as attachments to the online application form. Please note: all material submitted must be in English to be considered. The writing sample is the only item that can be in Persian/Farsi or English. 

Letters of recommendation should be sent as signed PDF documents to:


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