Vartan Gregorian Scholarship (Research Grants) Program 2019-2020

Publish Date: Nov 13, 2019

Deadline: Dec 15, 2019


Call for Applications

Aurora Humanitarian Initiative announces a call for applications for the 2019-2020 Vartan Gregorian Scholarship (Research Grants) Program. The scholarship is created for early-career scholars and researchers who study the underexplored aspects of the history of Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora in the 20th century. The research grant will offer up to two grants in total amount of USD 30,000, covering research, travel, and publications.

The research grants are targeted at early-career historians, social scientists, and researchers under the age of 40, specializing in Armenian History. The research grants in the current phase (phase II) are intended for Armenian citizens residing in Armenia and representatives of the Armenian Diaspora. 

Group of researchers are also eligible to apply, as long as the group lead meets the criteria.

Application period and requirements:

The application process will be conducted online through Aurora Humanitarian Initiative’s website։ from 12 October 2019 to 15 December 2019. The applicants will be requested to submit:

  • Research proposal in English (maximum of 2000 words, double-spaced, 12-pt font)

  • CV with a list of publications 

  • Cover letter

  • At least two letters of recommendation from an established scholar


The Selection Board is comprised of five prominent individuals:

  • Ronald G. Suny, Director of the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, the Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History, the University of Michigan, and Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History, the University of Chicago;

  • George Bournoutian, Senior Professor of History, Iona College;  

  • Hratch Tchilingirian, Associate Faculty Member of Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford;

  • Levon Chookaszian, Head of Chair of History and Theory of Armenian Art, Yerevan State University;

  • Hasmik Khalapyan, Director, AGBU Armenian Virtual College

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