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Research Support on the Region of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

University of Southern California


July 01, 2016

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Announcement of Research Support on the Region of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

The recent escalation of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict - the worst since 1994 - makes a new phase in the three decades of the conflict and highlights the need for research on the region.

This call aims to provide an opportunity for original academic and policy research focusing on the many issues and topics that relate to Nagorno Karabakh and its wider region.

The Institute welcomes proposals for research that will address, in particular, any aspect of International Relations, Security Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science, Sociology, History, Gender Studies, Media Studies, Social Psychology, International Law, etc.

Grant will cover new and ongoing research such as dissertation research and postdoctoral research by junior and senior scholars.

Grants will be awarded in amounts of from $2000-$8000. Grants shall cover research costs for a performance period of up to seven mounts

Application procedure

Applications in English should include the following in MS Word or PDF by July 1 2016.

1. A proposal of 1000 words which outlines the rationale and plane of research,  presents a clear research questions, reviews previous research and theory that form the basis of the study, describes the research methods that will be used to carry out the research, and summarizes what the research aims to uncover.

2. A detailed one-page budget indicating the items for which the applicant is seeking funding.

3. A current curriculum vitae (CV).

What the grant covers

  • Grants are available for direct research expenses only, such as the cost of hiring a research assistant or transcriber, computer software packages not typically provided by a college or university, and transportation, including travel to Nakorno-Karabakh.
  • Grants do not cover secondary costs, such as facilities and administrative costs or tuition, salary, conference related costs, and items that can be reasonably expected to be provided by a college or university, such as computers, books, commonly used software packages, etc.

Who is eligible to participate?

Scholars and practitioners from all backgrounds and regions of the world are encouraged to apply. Please note the proposals and the research outputs are required to be in English.

Expectations of grant recipients

  • Grant recipients are expected to complete and submit a final research report by January 30, 2017. The report will describe (a) the background of the study, (b) the research methods used, (c) the findings, (d) how the funds were used.
  • Grant recipients are expected to mention the financial support of the USC Institute of Armenian Studies in any presentations or publications resulting from the research.
  • The actual performance period, or dates during which the research is conducted is at the discretion of the recipient provided that it falls between July 1, 2016 and January 30, 2017.

Please send applications by July 1, 2016 to
USC University of Southern California


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Publish Date
June 17, 2016


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