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Roshan Institute Fellowships in Persian Language, Linguistics, and Culture

I. Roshan Institute Fellowships 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. Two fellowship awards are available for 2014-2015 and are made possible through a grant from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute.

Fellows must be admitted to a doctoral program in the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature. The fellowships carry an annual stipend of approximately $18,000, full tuition waiver, and a benefits package including health insurance. The fellowships may be renewable for up to three years based on academic performance. Fellows are 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 doctoral 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/sls/admissions/phd/. Deadline for applications: continuous until a qualified applicant is selected. Review of applications will begin January 10, 2014.

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.

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@hawaii.edu, 808-956-3552.

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