Azar Hatefi Graduate Fellowship in Iranian Diaspora Studies

The Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies will be awarding two graduate fellowships in the amount of $10,000 to admitted students pursuing a Master's degree at San Francisco State University in 2021-2022. The goal of this fellowship, named in honor of Azar Hatefi, mother of SF State alumna and donor, Neda Nobari, will support two graduate students for the academic year 2021-2022 in the College or Liberal & Creative Arts or the College of Ethnic Studies, whose emphasis will be on Iranian diaspora studies research. The goal of this fellowship is to support research and interests that will expand and foster emerging topics in Iranian studies (everything from art, film, anthropology, sociology, race and resistance studies, history, ethnic studies, etc.). The student must be admitted to an SFSU program and have a stated project that they will pursue. The fellowship is renewable for a second year, pending progress on the student's studies and approval of the culminating project as they advance to candidacy. Please see the fellowship application requirements and criteria here: FYI- this is for a terminal master's program only and student must be admitted to a graduate program at SF State University in order to be eligible. It is a one-year renewable fellowship (for up to two years of support). For more information, please contact


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