After more than a decade of organizing, planning and fundraising, the Armenian Nationality Room was dedicated on Sunday, August 28, 1988. Inspired by the architectural beauty and stone masonry of the 10th- 12th century Sanahin Monastery, the room’s design and features were based on the monastery’s matenadaran (library).
The purpose of this grant is to provide an Armenian scholar with the opportunity to study in Pittsburgh at the University of Pittsburgh.
Intercultural Exchange Program
The Armenian Room Committee will enhance the Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Program’s (NRIEP) mission to preserve and perpetuate Pittsburgh’s ethnic cultures. This is done through the construction of Nationality and Heritage Rooms, Summer Study Abroad Scholarships, faculty grants, international fellowship and cultural events. To accomplish the cultural exchange mission, the NRIEP and the Armenian Room Committee have decided to create the Armenian Room Fellowshipfor an Armenian scholar to come to the University of Pittsburgh for the Fall Term. The scholar will conduct research which will bring best-practice methods in his or her field and contribute to the overall body of knowledge in Armenia.
THE ARMENIAN ROOM FELLOWSHIP
To bring a professional from Armenia’s academic/education, business/economics, government, healthcare and scientific sectors to the University of Pittsburgh for the Fall Term of non-degree research which will enhance the applicant’s career and deal with problems confronting Armenia.
A resident citizen of Armenia who will return to the country of Armenia following the completion of the fellowship to pursue his or her career. Applicants must have completed a university degree and not be currently enrolled in a university program of study. Several years of work experience is mandatory. An excellent working knowledge of English is required.
Applicants should not plan to attend formal classes at the University of Pittsburgh due to high tuition costs. Arranging informal class visits with faculty is the scholar’s responsibility. Specify the research focus and outline the methodology. Determine if you will conduct quantitative or qualitative research methods or employ both.
Three references are required, one of them from a University of Pittsburgh faculty or staff member who is willing to advise the scholar concerning the research project while in Pittsburgh. The faculty mentor will provide work space, internet access and introductions to resources at the University of Pittsburgh.
DATES AND LENGTH OF STAY
The research will take place during the Fall Term between mid-August through mid-December of the calendar year in which the application is made—approximately four months. In order to find suitable housing, awardees are strongly advised to arrive two weeks before the term begins.
The deadline for applying is March 30, 2016.
The application is found here.
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