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Research Funding for Students

Anna Polishchuk

Funding is available for Stanford University undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying Iran. Applications may focus on any aspect of Iranian history, culture, politics, and language and are due in the quarter before the anticipated research/study/travel. Priority will be given to those minoring in Global Studies/Iranian Studies. 

The following types of projects are supported:

  1. Intensive language study: The proposed course of language study must be integral to the applicant’s academic or professional development. 
  2. Fieldwork or advanced research projects: Travel destinations are limited by Stanford policy for student safety*
  3. Public service or internships in the U.S. and abroadFunds may be used to fully or partially defray the costs of a relevant internship opportunity in a local, national, or international organization.*

Due to the on-going challenges and changes presented by COVID-19, applications for funding for the 2020-2021 academic year will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please submit applications at least four weeks before funding is needed. See important new eligibilty information under "Application Procedure & Forms" Page below. 

Application Procedure & Forms


Application deadlines.

Paid Summer Internships

Sina Javidan-Nejad

Extend classroom learning through the Stanford Global Studies internship program. 

Past Student Research Projects

Daniella Farah

Explore past projects, language study, and research students have conducted on Iran.