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Roshan Institute Fellowships in Persian Language, Linguistics, and Culture

Roshan Institute Fellowships in Persian Language, Linguistics, and Culture

I. Roshan Institute Fellowship in Persian Linguistics, Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics

This Fellowship program supports qualified Ph.D. students studying Persian linguistics, language acquisition and applied linguistics at the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The fellowship award is available for 2015-2016 and is made possible through a grant from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute (www.roshan-institute.org).

The fellow must be admitted to a Ph.D. program in the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature. The fellowship carries an annual stipend of approximately $18,000, full tuition waiver, and a benefits package including partially supported health insurance. The fellowship may be renewable for up to three years based on academic performance. The fellow is also asked to participate in Persian language instruction and to assist with content courses related to their research projects.

Candidates should submit an application for admission to the Ph.D. program in Linguistics or in Second Language Studies in the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature, noting that they are applying for Roshan Institute Fellowship. The application should also contain a Statement of Purpose (maximum of 1000 words) outlining their research interests in Persian linguistics, language acquisition and applied linguistics, and how these relate to the present research interests of members of the graduate faculty.

Application forms and general information relating to the Ph.D. programs in Linguistics and in Second Language Studies can be found at http://www.ling.hawaii.edu/graduate-admissions and http://www.hawaii.edu/sls/graduate/phd/phd-admissions/. Due date for applications: continuous until a qualified applicant is selected. Review of applications will begin January 10, 2015.

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 (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 the

spring 2015 semester 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 spring 2015 should be submitted by January 31, 2015 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@hawaii.edu, 808-956-3552.

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