UCLA gets $1m for Farsi work.
A donation of $1 million from the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute will establish the Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali Postdoctoral Fellowship in Iranian Linguistics in the UCLA Department of Linguistics.
Named for linguist Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali, the fellowship will promote research on the linguistic heritage of Iran, focused on Persian and Iranian languages. Mir-Djalali is a specialist in language education, cross-cultural communication and Persian studies. She was a faculty member at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and the University of California at Berkeley and holds a doctoral degree in linguistics with honors from the Sorbonne in Paris.
Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, which was founded by Mir-Djalali in 2000, supports cultural and educational activities. The institute has awarded several million dollars in grants for Persian academic programs at universities in the US and around the world.
Following a national and international call for applications, the Elahe Omidyar Mir Djalali Postdoctoral Fellowship will be awarded to a scholar holding a doctorate in Iranian languages and linguistics or a related discipline. The Fellow will be expected to teach courses and conduct research in the field for a two-year term with the possibility of a one-year extension.
Caption: MIR-DJALALI ... linguist