Ebrahimi Fellowship

Awards for pre-dissertation/dissertation research

The Center is no longer accepting applications for this opportunity. The next application cycle will open in Winter 2025.

Ebrahimi Predoctoral Fellowships support UCLA graduate students conducting research on the Iranian diaspora, broadly construed. Research focus can include populations in the U.S., the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and/or a global perspective. ABD students are especially encouraged to apply.

Fellowship Amount:

The fellowship provides a $26,000 stipend, plus in-state tuition and fees.

Fellowship Requirements:

Graduate fellows will work with faculty on a number of initiatives including assisting in the organization of a conference on Iranian Diaspora Communities. Students will also conduct research that helps to expand the understanding of Iranian diaspora communities across the world and analyze key characteristics of migrant communities. Applicants may be from any discipline, including humanities and social sciences.

Application Requirements:

- A two-page description of the applicant’s primary research interest, area of specialization and career goals.
- Unofficial university transcripts
- Resume or CV
- Two academic letters of recommendation


The deadline for this opportunity was April 1, 2024. CNES is no longer accepting new applications for the AY2024-25 application cycle.

Please direct any questions about the fellowship to Badema Pitic, CNES Assistant Director, at pitic@international.ucla.edu.

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Published: Monday, December 6, 2021