Why the Roshan GIDP?

The Roshan Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (GIDP)  in Persian and Iranian Studies specializes in the languages, literatures, and histories of Iran and other Persian speaking communities. It prepares students for careers in academia, government, journalism, NGOs, and the private sector through rigorous language and interdisciplinary training.

Benefits of the Roshan GIDP:

  • Four full years of Persian-language instruction;

  • Higher-level seminars guided by current students’ interests;

  • An interdisciplinary focus that brings together world-class experts in anthropology, history, linguistics, literary studies, and sociology;

  • A vibrant intellectual community including lectures, workshops, and outreach events; and

  • Financial support available through the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Graduate Fellowship for Persian and Iranian Studies, the FLAS fellowship, and others.