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Level: Open
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics Second Language Studies
Application Deadline: 31-Jan-2014
Supporting Institution: University of Hawai'i at Manoa/College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature
Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures
LL Issue: 24.5365
Posted: 20-Dec-2013
Support Description: II. Roshan Institute Fellowships for Persian Language and Culture

This Fellowship program supports graduate students at the University of Hawai‘i and in particular, the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature in their study of Persian language and culture. Several Fellowship awards are available each year and are made possible through a grant from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute (http://www.roshan-institute.org).

Fellows must be full-time students in good academic standing and taking Persian language and culture courses offered by the Persian Language, Linguistics, and Culture Program. Fellowships carry a stipend of $2,500 up to $5,000, and are available for one year with the possibility of renewal based on the Fellow’s academic performance.

Candidates should submit an application containing a Statement of Purpose (approximately 500 to 1000 words) outlining their interests in Persian language and culture, and two letters of recommendation from their graduate programs. Applications for 2013-2014 should be submitted by January 31, 2014 to Dr. Ladan Hamedani, Roshan Institute Instructor in Persian Language and Culture, Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, hamedani Linguist List hawaii.edu, 808-956-3552.
Application Mailing Address: Dr. Ladan Hamedani 2540 Maile Way Honolulu HI 96822 USA
Contact Information: Dr. Ladan Hamedani hamedani@hawaii.edu Phone:(808) 956-3552