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Funding for Arabic and Persian Studies

The following opportunities are available for funding in Arabic and Persian Studies:

E. G. Browne Memorial Research Studentship (Persian Studies)

RA Nicholson Studentship (Arabic and Persian)

Soudavar Research Studentships in Persian Studies

Wright Studentship (Arabic Language and Literature)

 

E. G. Browne Memorial Research Studentship (Persian Studies)

This studentship is available for the study of Persian or Iranian languages, literatures and history of civilisation.

Purpose of the Fund is to provide a studentship for the encouragement of research in Persian studies.

Candidates must show in their applications (1) that they are a graduate of a University who has obtained honours in Persian or in Iranian, (2) that they intend to undertake research in some branch of study connected with the Persian or Iranian language, or with Persian or Iranian literature, or with the history or civilisation of Persian, and (3) that they have been admitted, or be seeking admission, as a registered graduate student of the University of Cambridge. Candidates should not normally have attained the age of twenty-nine years on 1 April in the year of candidature.

No applications for fees or maintenance will be considered unless the candidate has applied to the AHRC and/or the Cambridge Trusts, as is appropriate to their fee status. This applies to applications for renewal of awards as well as those for new ones.

Tenure of the Studentship shall be for one year but, provided that he or she satisfies the requirements of Regulation 4(d), the Student may apply for re-election for a second year and for a third year. Tenure shall be conditional upon the Student being a registered Graduate Student of the University; if a Student ceases to be a registered Graduate Student his or her tenure of the Studentship shall thereupon lapse.

Please ensure that you are eligible for this scholarship before making an application. For further information please refer to Statutes and Ordinances

The maximum fee awarded is likely to cover Home/EU University tuition fees. Candidates should not normally have reached the age of twenty-nine years old on 1 April in the year of application. Priority will be given to PhD candidates but MPhil candidates will also be considered.

Application Deadline: 4 January 2018

For further information please contact: Dr Christine van Ruymbeke ()

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RA Nicholson Studentship (Arabic and Persian)

The Fund may be used by the Faculty Board of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies for purposes connected with the advancement of study or research in the University in Arabic or Persian, or in both those languages.

Application deadline: 4 January 2018

For further information please contact: Dr Amira Bennison ()

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Soudavar Research Studentships in Persian Studies

The Soudavar Research Studentship in Persian Studies will expect to contribute up to £10,000 per annum towards the fees and maintenance costs of a full-time doctoral programme and will ideally be complemented by matching funds raised by the successful applicant(s). All aspects of Persian Studies in the Islamic period are encouraged, but particularly those closest to the research interests of the Persian section of the Department of Middle East Studies, for which supervision can best be provided.

 More than one grant may be available, depending on resources. The grant will be available for three years, but renewable annually by application, subject to satisfactory progress. 

The amount may be split between two equally qualified candidates.

Application deadline: 4 January 2018

For further information please contact: Dr Christine van Ruymbeke (

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Wright Studentship (Arabic Language and Literature)

The object of the Wright Studentship is the encouragement of the study of the Arabic language and literature and of subjects closely connected therewith. The successful candidate will receive a stipend determined by the Electors after taking into account any other financial resources that the candidate may have available. Average awards are around £4,000 per annum. Please note that this studentship can only be promised for one year, but re-application is possible (up to three years in total).

Application deadline: 4 January 2018

For further information please contact: Dr Amira Bennison ()

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