In 2015, MCF began funding a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Iranian Studies at the University of Toronto, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies. The focus of the fellowship is the publication of a quarterly academic journal, entitled Diyar, concentrating on Iranian local and regional studies at the University of Toronto under the supervision of  Dr. Mohamad Tavakoli, as the Journal’s Editor in Chief. This is an annual commitment that has been renewed for the second year.