Mellichamp Travel Funds

Mellichamp Travel Funds

Mellichamp Travel Funds for UCSB graduates students with research projects on Iran

The Iranian Studies Initiative will provide 5 modest travel grants, each for around $200. Students wishing to travel to conferences to present a paper, to organize a session, or to undertake library research or fieldwork in Iranian Studies may apply.  Ph.D. students have preference, but applications from M.A. students may also be considered.  This grant may be used in conjunction with any other travel grant.

Travel must take place anytime in the year 2014.

Please send an email to Janet Afary ( and Todd Humphreys ( with the following information;

1. What conference are you attending? When and where is the conference being held? Why is it important that you attend this conference?

2. In what capacity are you participating in this conference?  Are you presenting a paper (provide title, abstract, and date of presentation), chairing a session or serving as discussant (provide title of your panel)?

3. What library are you visiting? Or what type of fieldwork in Iranian Studies are you conducting?

4. Have you received this particular Travel Award before? If so, please list all the years you have and names of conferences you attended.

5. What year are you in your degree program? When do you expect to complete your  (as appropriate) MA degree? Doctoral Exam? PhD degree?

6. Please give the name(s) of your main faculty advisor(s)

7. The deadline for applications is Monday February 3, 2014



Janet Afary

Mellichamp Chair in Global Religion and Modernities

Professor of Religious Studies,  Feminist Studies, and History

University of California Santa Barbara