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Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute will fund an annual fellowship(s) for graduate students. Fellowship awards are expected to be available during the 2012-13 academic year. Please check back at a later date for more information.
Safoura Nourbakhsh was born and raised in Iran, Tehran. After receiving her BA and MA in English Literature from San Francisco State University, she returned to Iran in 1992 and taught English literature courses at Allameh University from 1997-2003. Her interest in feminist theory and women’s right also prompted her involvement with Zanan magazine as a writer and an occasional consultant. Her Persian translation of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of It’s Own (2004, Niloofar Publishing) is the first published translation of the book. Safoura started her PhD degree in women’s studies at University of Maryland in the Fall of 2005. While working on her PhD she also became the managing editor of Sufi (a biannual journal of mystical philosophy and practice). Later she helped plan design, and execute Zannegaar (an online journal of women’s studies) and acted as it’s project manager and editor for the first four issues.
Safoura is currently teaching “Iranian women writers in Translation” and writing her dissertation on “Expressions of Gender and Sexuality in Persian Sufism.”
Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute will fund an annual scholarship(s) for undergraduate students. Scholarship awards are expected to be available during the 2012-13 academic year. Please check back at a later date for more information.
Roshan fellowships and scholarships are made possible by a generous gift from the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute.
Dr. Amouzegar, a prime minister of Iran in the 1970s, established this scholarship with the goal of fostering Persian studies at the academic level and inspiring capable and dedicated young men and women interested in the fields of humanities and social sciences, as they relate to Persian-speaking societies.
Deadline: December 15
Eligibility: Open to UM freshmen and sophomores who are seeking a double major, major, or minor in Persian Studies at the University of Maryland. Applicants must speak, comprehend, read, and write the Persian language at an advanced level. This is inclusive of all variants of the language, such as Dari and Tajiki, as well as Persian, the standard language of modern Iran.
Award Amount: Various
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Hossein Amirsaleh is an Iranian-American philanthropist.
Deadline: May 31
Eligibility: Open to all UM undergraduate students. Essays must be written by the applicant for a regular undergraduate course offered at UM. The essay submitted should relate, wholly or in substantial part, to Persian studies broadly defined, inclusive of topics in Persian language and literature, and humanistic or social science studies directed at the modern countries of Iran, Afghanistan, and Persian-speaking Central Asia, as well as Iranian and Persian-speaking diaspora communities. The essay must be in English and nominated by the instructor to whom it was submitted in partial fulfillment of a regular course requirement. All submissions must include the essay as commented upon by the instructor as well as the instructor's letter of nomination.
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