Zahedi Family Fellowship - Stanford Iranian Studies

The Zahedi Family Fellowship is a twelve-week residential fellowship focusing on the Zahedi Archive at Stanford University’s Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies and the Hoover Institution Library and Archives.

The archive includes several hundred boxes of diplomatic correspondence, government documents, personal letters, and never-before-seen photos, donated by Ardeshir Zahedi—the former Foreign Minister under Mohammad Reza Shah and Iran’s ambassador to the U.S. from 1971-1979. The archive also includes the papers of his father, Fazlollah Zahedi, a general who held the post of prime minister in the 1950s.

During the fellowship period, the Zahedi Fellow is expected to pursue their independent research in residency and to hold a lecture, seminar or workshop on their research, organized by the Iranian Studies Program. The Zahedi fellow will have access to Stanford University Libraries and the Hoover Institution Library and Archives as well as a community of scholars at Stanford.

The fellowship funds international travel, health insurance, visa support, and a $15,000 stipend for living expenses. In addition to library access, the fellow will have use of a shared work space at the Hoover Archives where the Zahedi Collection is housed.

Fluency in Persian is required. Terminal degree or equivalent experience is required.

The fellowship is open to scholars and artists working on the modern history of Iran, particularly the period of 1941 to 1979. Preference will be given to scholars who have worked on aspects of modern Iranian foreign policy, history, and culture.


Application Deadline: December 2, 2022.


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