The E.J.W.Gibb Centenary scholarship of £2,000 was awarded to Ruhollah Nasrollahi D.Phil. Oriental Studies (Modern Iran) at the Oriental Institute University of Oxford. The Alexander Morton Memorial Scholarship of £3,000 was shared by William Rees Hofmann, PhD candidate in Music, School of Arts, SOAS University of London, and Farshad Sonboldel, PhD candidate at the University of St Andrews in Modern Languages (Persian Literature and Culture).
The Gibb Memorial Trust is pleased to announce an Annual Scholarship in memory of Alexander (Sandy) Morton for doctoral research in the area of classical Persian Studies.
Sandy Morton (1942-2011) worked at the British Museum and as Senior Lecturer in Persian at the London School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS). His interests ranged widely over the field, from glass weights and numismatics to Persian literature and the history of Iran from the Saljuqs to the Safavids. He was a long-standing Trustee of the Gibb Memorial Trust.
The award is for a maximum of £3,000 and can be applied to any year up to the final completion of a course of doctoral study at a British university, including for an approved period of study abroad; it will be paid at the start of the academic year in question, up to the submission of the dissertation.
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