The Iran Project's fellowship seeks candidates who can make original contributions to the field and push forward a new understanding of Iranian policy-making.
For: Predoctoral candidates and recent recipients of a Ph.D. or equivalent degree
Application Deadline: The 2019–2020 fellowship application period will open on December 18, 2018. The application period will close at 11:59pm EST on January 15, 2019. All recommendation letters will be due on February 1, 2019. Decisions will be announced by March 29, 2019.
The Belfer Center’s Iran Project offers non-stipendiary one-year fellowships for pre-doctoral candidates as well as PhD recipients with an interest in furthering their research projects within the Center’s collaborative intellectual environment. The fellowship exposes researchers to Harvard’s interdisciplinary and dynamic setting and encourages them to take full advantage of Harvard’s academic resources
Areas of Research
Iran Project fellows are expected to be in residence during their fellowships and to be active members of Belfer’s research community. This includes participating in working groups and Iran Project events, presenting their research at a public event hosted by the Iran Project, and collaborating on research projects with the Iran Project Director, including contributing to Iran Matters and producing a working paper on their focus research area. The Iran Project seeks candidates who can make original contributions to the field and push forward a new understanding of Iranian policy-making.
- CV/ Resume
- Unofficial transcript (predoctoral fellow applicants only)
- Research statement (3–5 pages)
- Writing sample (less than 50 pages)
- Should be one published or unpublished piece written by the applicant (co-authored pieces not accepted) in English that will demonstrate his/her English-language writing ability
- Can be a journal article, book chapter, dissertation chapter, white paper, etc. you have produced in your field
- Contact information for 3 recommenders submitting letters on your behalf.
Fluency in English and research ability in Persian or one other Middle Eastern language preferred. Applicants must be PhD recipients, or, as pre-doctoral fellows, must be enrolled in a doctoral program, have passed general examinations prior to appointment, and have made significant progress on their dissertations to be considered.