Application deadlines: Vary, with some as early as January 15, 2016
The UW Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization (NELC) has a number of funding opportunities open to UW graduate students from across the university, including:
- Maurice and Lois Schwartz Fellowship
The Schwartz fellowship is designed to help support graduate students with international study during their degree program. The normal amounts for Schwartz fellowships are $1500 (for one quarter), though under exceptional circumstances two-quarter $4000 fellowships have been awarded. The international study need not involve a full quarter of study. Some recipients in the past have proposed shorter periods of study with targeted goals (e.g., gathering of research data for an academic project; study in an intensive language program of more limited duration).
- Easa A. Bateh Fellowships
This award is made possible by a generous donation from the Bateh family. This fund supports students who study Arabic language and/or demonstrate a deep commitment to Islamic culture in any of its aspects (religion, law, literature, etc.).
- Dr. Paul Leroy Award in Ancient Egyptian Studies
This award, in the amount of $500, is made possible by the generosity of Dr. Paul LeRoy. It will be presented to the top student at UW undertaking research on ancient Egypt. Students can represent any of the academic disciplines, e.g., archaeology, arts, history, language, etc.
- The Friends of Persian Studies Student Fellowship
This fellowship, made possible through the generosity of the local Iranian-American community and other friends of Persian Studies, celebrates the achievements of University of Washington students in the field of Persian and Iranian studies, broadly defined. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated not only their academic excellence, but also a thoughtful commitment to the language, literature, history, and culture of the Iranian world.
- Aryan Khorram Research Award on the Iranian-American Experience
The Aryan Khorram Research Award celebrates the importance of thinking critically about the diversity of the Iranian-American experience. As waves of immigrants from Iran, Afghanistan, and other Persian-speaking communities have entered American society, many have found opportunities through the educational and political structures of their new home. This grant, awarded on a competitive basis, encourages students to explore diverse aspects of the Iranian-American experience through research into the politics, literature, arts, and culture of Persian-speaking peoples in America.
- Roshan Institute Fellowship For Excellence In Persian Studies
The Roshan Institute Fellowship for Excellence in Persian Studies has been made possible by a generous endowment from the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes scholarship on Persian culture and heritage. Stipend awards may be made up to $15,000 per year. This fellowship is earmarked for Doctoral (Ph.D.) students at the University of Washington whose focus is on any aspect of Persian language and literature and Iranian culture and civilization, broadly defined, and who are already engaged in writing their dissertation. It is intended especially to support outstanding Ph.D. students in the latter stages of their dissertation writing.
- The Turkish and Ottoman Literature Endowed Fellowship
This fellowship was made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor and matching funds from the University. The current amount in the endowment allows an estimated stipend for the academic year of about $15,000. To be eligible, applicants must be Ph.D. students at the University of Washington whose major field of study is Turkish and/or Ottoman literature.
To learn about these opportunities and more, see: http://depts.washington.edu/nelc/fellowships.html