The Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation grants around 1.000.000 EUR in university scholarships to students and researchers every year. This is a combination of new and renewal scholarships. The two principal scholarship categories are the “Calouste Gulbenkian Armenian Studies Scholarship” and the “Higher Education for Armenian Students in/from Developing Countries.”
A total of 260.000 EUR in new scholarships was granted in new scholarships within the Armenian Studies scholarship category to be paid over the next three years. 51 applications were received and 14 were selected, including applicants from Armenia, Greece, Lebanon, and the United States. The scholarships include four PhDs, six MAs and four post-docs, pursuing studies in the United States, Belgium, the United Kingdom, France, Portugal, and Sweden. The research topics include Armenian Literature and Translation, Anthropology, Art History, International Relations, Art and Archaeology, History, Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Up to 395.700 EUR in new scholarships was granted within the Higher Education Scholarships for Armenian Students in/from Developing Countries category to be paid over the next three years. This year we received an unprecedented number of applications given the aggravating economic situation in Lebanon. In total, 400 applications were received from which 38 were selected. The scholarship awardees are pursuing their studies primarily in Armenia and Lebanon. The topics studied include: Politics and Governance, Computer Science, Nursing, Biology, Mechanical Engineering, Economics, Psychology, Pharmacy, and Civil and Environmental Engineering, among others.
This year additional 100.000 EUR were awarded to 41 students in Lebanon within the one-off Emergency Scholarship for Armenian University Students in Lebanon category. This needs-based scholarship category was added in April 2023 as an emergency response to the current situation in Lebanon, in addition to the existing merit-based scholarships offered.
The Armenian Communities Department congratulates all the awardees.
These scholarship categories are currently closed. They will reopen in January 2024 for the subsequent academic year. The Short-Term grants (for travel and for Armenian studies) remain open until the end of the year.
For more information, visit the Department’s Grants and Scholarship page.
A full report regarding the 2023 scholarships will be made available in due course on our website.