What We Fund

Armenian Fellowships

What We Fund

Armenian Fellowships

The Foundation envisions Fellowships to achieve a specific objective, to produce a report or other similar product like a presentation or research paper, to improve or enhance a literary, medical, scientific, teaching, cultural or other similar capacity, skill or talent of the grantee. 

Fellowships will be granted to individuals of Armenian descent, or directly to  the registered institutions with which they are affiliated, in Armenia and the United States.

General Information

Program Parameters, Criteria & Selection Process:

The Foundation believes that supporting Armenian talents, innovators, entrepreneurs, thinkers and creators in having a presence in prestigious international events will have a positive impact not only on the individual’s personal growth but also on the overall development of Armenia

The Fellowship grants will be awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis to students, professors, NGO leaders, artists, athletes, academics, public health workers, etc. for the purpose of achieving a specific objective, producing a report or other similar product like a presentation or research paper, or improving or enhancing a literary, medical, artistic, scientific, teaching, cultural or another similar capacity, skill, or talent of the grantee.  In addition, we envision awarding such Fellowships to:

  • Support those who want to further pursue research and academic career development to the benefit of their community through training, conferences, and seminars;

  • Foster professional exchange among participants, scholars, researchers, artists, public health specialists, change-makers, community leaders, scientists and athletes, by participating in a competition or exhibition, or presenting at a conference or seminar;

  • Improve or enhance a literary, artistic, musical, scientific, teaching, cultural or another similar capacity, skill or talent of the grantee. 

Applicants will be considered based on academic achievement and/or work experience, financial need, third-party recommendations, and evidence of the individual’s motivation, standing, character, ability and potential drawn from these recommendations.

Fellowship requests will be reviewed by Foundation staff, who are responsible for confirming eligibility and checking references, and submitting recommendations to the Board for approval.

Eligible Expenses for Fellowships:     

  • Participation/Attendance fees 

  • Travel expenses 

  • Hotel 

  • Meals 

  • Local transportation 

Short description of different (possible) examples:   

  • Seminars and professional conferences 

    • For academicians, think tank employees, researchers, NGO leaders to attend conferences germane to their area(s) of expertise and/or study for the purposes of giving a lecture, presenting a white paper at a university, or attending a seminar or professional conference to improve their skills and knowledge base.   

    • For hiking/ecotourism NGOs to attend conferences on trail stewardship, best practices, sister city trails, etc.  

    • For public health specialists to attend best practice seminars and conferences in order to bring back new ideas and implementation strategies to their communities 

  • Competitions 

    • Youth ranked chess players to attend invitationals/competitions for advancement 

    • Spelling bee champions to compete in nationals or internationally 

    • Mock trial team at local university advances to next round of competition 

  • International exhibitions 

    • Artists to attend exhibitions / display their works if accepted into competitions like biennales or other opportunities for increased exposure  

Application Process

In addition to completing the Armenian Fellowship Grant Application Form, applicants must submit proposals that include:

  • An Executive Summary 
    • A short summary of the purpose of your request (including information about the event you are interested in attending and the total requested amount); 
  • Needs Statement / Purpose 
    • Please explain why it is important for your to participate in this event and in which capacity (i.e. presentor or attendee).
    • How will attending this event contribute to your professional development, that of your organization (if applicable), and benefit your country?
  • Impact
    • What are the short and long-term goals that will be achieved by your proposed fellowship?
  • Proposed Budget
    • The budget should be submitted broken out using the following catagories:
      • Participation / Registration fee
      • Meals
      • Airfare
      • Local Transportation
      • Hotel
  • Invitation from institution or organization sponsoring the event/conference with indication or whether a general invite to attend or to be an invited presenter or moderator of the event/conference
  • Passport copy
  • Current CV

Armenian Fellowships FAQ

  • Fellowship grants are available to students and non-students alike, including professors, non-profit leaders, artists, athletes, academics, scientists, public health professionals and other individuals who have been invited as speakers, presenters or competitors in academic, educational, cultural and athletic events.
  • Please see the "Application Process" section on the previous page.
  • Applicants for fellowship grants will be notified of a decision within 30 days of submitting a fully completed application.
  • No, although fellowship grants will be awarded on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis, we prefer to limit each applicant to just one submission at a time.
  • There is no deadline per se for submitting an application for a fellowship grant. Applications are accepted all year long and reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. However, they will only be considered if the event is at least 60 days from the date a completed application is received by the Foundation. If the 60-day advance requirement is not met, applications will be considered ineligible.
  • Yes, those who have not been previously awarded a fellowship grant are welcome to reapply.
  • The range of fellowship amounts is wide, with the average size of the grant ranging from a few hundred dollars up to a maximum of $20,000.
  • The Foundation will make fellowship payment(s) to the section 501(c)(3) university or educational institution for the fellowship recipient, if such an institution is involved in the lecture, professional conference or seminar. All other fellowship expenses will be provided by the Foundation to the third-party vendor for the benefit of the grantee or to the grantee, subject to them providing proof of payment to the requested conference/event and other expenses.
  • Eligible expenses covered by our fellowship program include: attendance/registration fees, meals, airfare travel, local transportation, and hotel.