Call for Applications: Mahsa Zhina Amini Fellowship Program

Deadline Date: March 31, 2024

Donor Name: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)

Grant Size: Less than $1000

The Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is pleased to announce the Mahsa Zhina Amini Fellowship Program.

Radio Farda, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s (RFE/RL) Persian-language service, launched the Mahsa Zhina Amini Fellowship in 2023 to honor the 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman whose death in September 2022 in the custody of the Islamic Republic’s “morality police” sparked mass protests nationwide.

The Mahsa Zhina Amini Fellowship aims to support women in the pursuit of their rights and freedom of expression. The Fellowship will be awarded to three young Iranian women with a proven record of advocating for free expression, empowerment, and the equality of women in society through journalism, arts, literature, and poetry.

Funding Information

  • Fellows will receive a stipend of $1,000 per month. They will work closely with Radio Farda editors to develop content on women’s rights in Iran.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis. Fellows will be selected by a panel of Radio Farda journalists.
  • Eligible applicants should:
    • Be women between the ages of 18 and 25 living outside of Iran
    • Share RFE/RL’s mission
    • Be fluent Persian language speakers
    • Have a working knowledge of English
  • Application materials must be in English. Work samples may be in Persian.

For more information, visit RFE/RL.

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