Today PARSA CF announces its most expansive set of grants to date: $2,400,000 to launch and grow Iranian studies programs across North America. This last round of awards concludes PARSA CF's "Big Give" and brings the total amount of its 2010 Mehrgan grants to $5,452,250.
Iranian studies programs are a cornerstone for the preservation of Iran's cultural heritage and for promoting understanding of contemporary Iranian issues. Investing in the education of future generations is vital for the Iranian American community as well as for peaceful relations between the United States and Iran. PARSA's twelve Iranian studies grants provide seed funding to brand-new programs and help expand small programs that have shown great promise.