YAR (Youth Advancing Research)

Who is eligible? 

Advanced college students, graduate students, and recent graduates are eligible for the competitive yearlong Fellowship program (approximately 20-25 years old, though IAAB will accept applications from exceptional individuals who are not within the age range). Students and recent graduates of Iranian heritage are particularly encouraged to apply, though non-Iranian applicants will also be accepted.

Application Requirements

The application includes two sections:

1. Online application, which must be submitted by no later than October 18, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.
2. Supplemental material mailed to IAAB office (see details below).

In addition to submitting the online application form below, please note that your application will not be complete unless you also submit the following:

- Official transcript from your university (and graduate program, if applicable)
- Two letters of reference (one must be from an academic professor). If your references prefer to email their letters, please have them send letters to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (the letter(s) will not be accepted if emailed from your email account).

The official transcript and the letters of reference must be postmarked by the application deadline, February 16, 2015. Letters and transcripts can be mailed to:

154 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013

*Note: Given the time-sensitive nature of virtual classes and Visa forms, applicants who are interested in applying, but are concerned that they may not submit transcripts or other components of the application in time for the deadline are encouraged to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It is IAAB's hope that the application process will not prevent qualified applicants from applying given time constraints during the academic calendar year.