Applying for Best PhD Dissertation Award, 2019




A Reminder

Applications for Best Ph.D. Dissertation Award, 2019

Deadline for Submissions is August 15, 2019


The Foundation for Iranian Studies invites applications for its annual award of $1000 for the best Ph.D. dissertation in a field of Iranian Studies. Students completing their dissertations between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 are eligible to apply for the 2019 award.


Dissertations must be nominated by the author's advisor and be accompanied by the Dissertation Committee's letter of acceptance. Both documents may be emailed provided they contain appropriate official insignias and signatures.


Applicants for the 2019 award should submit a digital copy of the dissertation, either mailed on disc to



Foundation for Iranian Studies

Bethesda, MD 20814



Or emailed to

fis@fis-iran.org or



For further information about the award, selection criteria, and previous winners consult the Foundation for Iranian Studies Website at www.fis-iran.org, Programs, Dissertation Awards. Inquiries should be emailed to fis@fis-iran.org.


Gholam Reza Afkhami


Dissertation Awards Committee