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. 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.
The 2017-2018 application period is now open and will close on January 15, 2017. Recommendations will be due on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. Decisions will be announced by March 31, 2017. To apply, please complete the online application form on the official website (see "Further Official Information" below).