Fellowships & Scholarships

Zahedi Family Fellowship

The Zahedi Family Fellowship is a twelve-week residential fellowship at the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies at Stanford. The fellowship will focus on the Zahedi Archive (which includes both diplomatic correspondence and collected photos), housed at the Hoover Institution at Stanford.

During the fellowship period, the Zahedi Fellow is expected to pursue her or his independent research in residency and to hold a lecture, seminar or workshop on his or her research. 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 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. Fluency in Persian is required.

The fellowship funds international travel, health insurance, and visa support, in addition to a $10,000 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.