The Zahedi Family Fellowship is a 12-week residential fellowship focusing on the new Zahedi Archive (which includes both diplomatic correspondence and collected photos) at Stanford University. During the fellowship period, the Zahedi Fellow is expected to pursue independent research in residency and to hold a lecture, seminar or workshop on his or her research. The fellowship is open to scholars and artists working on the modern history of Iran, particularly the period of 1941 to 1979. Preference will be given to scholars who have worked on aspects of modern Iranian foreign policy, history, and culture. Fluency in Persian is required.