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.
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.