Project Grants for Armenian Studies, Gulbenkian Foundation

Publish Date: Jun 28, 2016

As part of its ongoing modernisation process, the Armenian Communities Department has digitalised the application process for project grants. The Department welcomes applications for grants to fund projects that fall within the scope of our Five-Year Programming Plan. Please read the Plan carefully to determine whether your project is eligible for support.

Award amounts are variable and depend on the project and its needs. There is no set limit on the number of grants that can be awarded, although each one of our programmes has a projected yearly budget, which are detailed in the Plan.

Our four priority areas will:

  • Promote the preservation of the Armenian language and culture, and the development of the diaspora by linking its different parts and by investing in education.
  • Develop a viable Armenia through investing in its youth and their commitment to civil society.
  • Improve Armenian-Turkish relations by sponsoring projects that encourage a common understanding of their long shared history.
  • Preserve and make available the Armenian literary heritage.

Who is eligible?
Project Grants are open to all applicants, regardless of nationality or country of implementation. They must be related to Armenian culture and education.

Applications can be made throughout the year. Grant requests will be assessed in the weeks following their submission. We strive to take decisions and reply to applicants within two months of submission.

Applicants are invited to apply in English or French using the following forms. Please note: The form cannot be saved and returned to at a later time, so please complete all required fields carefully. Before filling it out you can browse the questions by clicking ´Next Page´ on the form.

Any questions should be directed to



How should I submit my application documents?
Application documents should be submitted via candidates’ Myfile portal. We only accept application on-line and not via email.

What should I do if I meet the criteria of two or more scholarship programmes provided by the Armenian Communities Department?
Candidates must select one of the scholarship programmes.

If I miss the deadline can I still submit my application?
The Armenian Communities Department does not accept applications after the established deadlines.

What information should be included in the motivation letter?
We leave it up to candidates discretion to select what information they wish to include in their motivation letter.

Who should write the recommendation letter?
We leave it up to candidate’s discretion to select an appropriate supervisor or professor to write the recommendation letter. Obviously, the writer must be familiar with the student’s academic performance and must not be closely related to him/her.

Can the supervisor send the recommendation letter directly to the Armenian Communities Department?
The recommendation letter should be uploaded via candidates’ Myfile portal. However, in exceptional circumstances, when supervisors do not want to disclose the content to candidates, supervisors can send the letter directly The name and file number of the candidate should be clearly written on the subject of the email. The ACD on occasion does follow up directly with the student’s supervisor to ask for further information after the letter of reference is submitted.

Can a student reapply to a scholarship the following year if the application is rejected?


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