Interested Pitt graduate students can propose a project in any related field from language, music, archeology, humanities, engineering, medicine, etc. – basically anything non-political (subject to committee approval). It will be the applicants, with the consultancy of their advisors, who propose the project plans (including, goals, content, budget, etc.), according to the predefined application procedure.
What is expected from applicant:
Be willing to attend some of the Iranian community events after he/she returns and to share his/her experiences with the community.
What we will provide for the scholarship awardee:
We are in contact with the proper authorities to accelerate the Iranian visa process, and will assist the student with the visa application. The student will be assisted during her/his stay in Iran. We are pleased to be in touch with many Iranian families interested in hosting the student. This will provide the opportunity to experience Iranian culture and life in a way not possible otherwise. We will also work with the student to establish the connections (with universities, institutes or individuals) and/or travel opportunities necessary for the proposed project.
- Information sessions begin: November 29, 2010
- Last session: January 14, 2011
- Application submission deadline: Noon, January 20, 2011
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Be a current full-time graduate student on a University of Pittsburgh campus, returning to the campus in the Fall Semester for two consecutive semesters immediately after the study experience
- Have a GPA of at least 3.0
- Propose a career-related, credit-worthy study or research program of at least five weeks
- Knowledge of the Farsi (Persian) language preferred, but not required