Persian Awards & Prizes

Dr.  Mehrdad Mashayekhi Foundation Research Paper Prize

The Mashayekhi Foundation is delighted to launch its second annual prize competition, in collaboration with Persian Language Program at Georgetown University.

This is an opportunity developed specifically for students participating in different levels of the Persian Language Program at Georgetown University. The winner of the competition will receive a 150 dollar prize. The subject of Research Paper changes annually and should promote the Critical Social Sciences.

Paper submissions for consideration of the prize should be original, English-Language papers with a video presentation of the research paper in Farsi Language. The Research Paper should be at least 5 pages, not exceed a length of 1500 Words and Farsi video presentation should be presented within 3 to 5 minutes.

The prize jury consists of three members:

-Professor Farima S. Mostowfi

 Director of Persian Language Program

Professor of French, Georgetown University

Tel: 202-687-6577, Email:

-Dr Ali Mirsepassi

 Professor, Sociology/Middle Eastern Studies

 Director, Iranian Studies Initiative, ISI-NYU,

 Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University


-F. Mashayekhi

 CEO of Mehrdad Mashayekhi Foundation


Please address all questions to Director of Persian Language, Professor Farima Mostowfi: and/or to Mehrdad Mashayekhi Foundation CEO, F. Mashayekhi: