The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies
Established in 2014, the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies supports teaching and research on all aspects of Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at Princeton University. We encourage a comprehensively interdisciplinary approach to advancing the understanding of the region, with special attention to its role and significance in the contemporary world. Our scholars and students explore a broad range of topics that address history, politics, economy, religion, literature, art and culture with a primary focus on the modern states that border the Persian Gulf. Promoting an inclusive approach, the Center supports innovative research projects, facilitates the production and dissemination of public knowledge about the region, and makes possible connections and conversations between scholarly communities.
In line with its mission, the Center has inaugurated a book award to be given every two years for the best scholarly monograph on topics in history, society, politics, economics, and cultures related to modern Iran and the Persian Gulf, broadly defined. The award will be granted by a committee of scholars of Iranian studies, appointed by the director of the Center.
For more information on the award and guidelines, visit The Mossavar-Rahmani Center’s website.
Nomination deadline: 1 April 2022.