Roshan Institute Fellowship for Excellence in Persian Studies

Marshall Bldg Rm 440 | PO Box 210158B
Tucson AZ 85721-0158
Phone: 520-626-8731

This endowment was created in 2003 to provide financial assistance to outstanding graduate students working towards the Ph.D. in Persian and Iranian Studies at the University of Arizona. Students enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Persian and Iranian studies who have completed all coursework for the Ph.D. except the dissertation, and who have maintained a GPA of 3.5 or better are eligible for this award. In exceptional cases, the committee may consider outstanding students with high GPA's who are in the Master's program, or at an earlier stage of their Ph.D. program.

Application Process: Submit the following materials to the MENAS Graduate Coordinator at the above address by the first Monday in February for the following Academic Year:

  • Statement describing your academic focus and interest in Persian Culture
  • Description of your thesis or dissertation and anticipated completion date
  • Current Curriculum Vitae including list of publications
  • Copies of relevant scholarly papers
  • Transcript of graduate studies
  • Any other relevant materials that would be of interest 

Established by Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute and its Chair and President, Dr. Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali