Dissertation Completion Grant

Dissertation Completion Grant

Sharmin & Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center Dissertation Completion Enrollment Fellowship Application.

For the application, you will need to submit the following: 

  • PROJECT TITLE: please enter dissertation title or proposed research project.
  • START AND END DATE: please enter the first and last days of class, Sept. 3, 2024 and April 25, 2025.
  • RECOMMENDATIONS: please enter the names of two (ONLY two) professors. Once you submit your application, the Center will reach out to your referees asking them to forward their recommendation letters to one or both of the emails listed below.
  • DOCUMENTS: (Please attach the following materials:)

1) your research proposal (five double-spaced pages maximum) and of the research that has already been carried out. The description must highlight the main findings of the study and situate the thesis in the existing field of inquiry related to the applicant's discipline. Please include a short paragraph on how you will contribute to and benefit from the Center's Dissertation Completion Award.

2) writing sample (one of your dissertation chapters or other graduate paper)

3) a c.v.*, of no more than 2 pages, and

4) a transcript.

* Please indicate in your c.v.: a) your current year of enrollment and b) your enrollment (or DCE) status as of Fall 2024. EXAMPLE: Current status: Enrolled, G5; Fall 2024 status: DCE1. 

DEADLINE: For the 2024-2025 academic year: FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2024.

The deadline for the submission of the application is Friday, April 19, 2024. Letters of recommendation will be accepted until Wednesday, April 24, 2024.
Please submit application materials to:  [email protected] (with subject heading: APPLICATION: Sharmin & Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center Dissertation Completion Award)

It is YOUR responsibility to notify your professors of this deadline and allow ample time for them to complete their letters and forward them to [email protected], or to the Center Manager, Femke de Ruyter at [email protected]. No extensions past this date can be granted. 

The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies must be mentioned in the acknowledgements of the final draft of the dissertation.

Following the completion of the dissertation, the awardee will be invited to give a talk at the Center on the topic of their thesis.