Grants and Scholarships

Grants are provided to support projects related to our five-year-plan and scholarships are awarded to university students and researchers in five specific categories.


The Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has revamped its university scholarship programme. The Programme will focus on four principal categories, putting further emphasis on Armenian Studies internationally. The four categories are:

  1. Armenian Studies Scholarship
  2. Higher Education Scholarships for Armenian Students in Developing Countries
  3. Short Term Grant for Armenian Studies, which this year includes a sub category, Short Term Research Grants  for the Study of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh)
  4. Short Term Conference and Travel Grants to Students and Young Academics in Armenia.

In addition, the Department will continue supporting Armenian university students studying in Portugal and provide emergency or special circumstances scholarships to students facing extraordinary situations. These applications are considered on an ad hoc basis.

In order to help applicants plan better their financial resources, and enhance transparency further, the Department has decided to fix grant amounts for three of its major scholarship categories (see “Requirements, criteria and conditions” of the scholarships).

Apply for scholarships



Project Grants

Projects submitted should fall within the scope of our four priority areas:

  • To promote and contribute to the vitality of the Armenian language and culture in the Diaspora. We place particular emphasis on the Western Armenian language;
  • To provide academic support to Armenian and Armenian Studies university students and researchers and to promote, more generally, research on Armenian subjects;
  • To support civil society and intellectual creativity in Armenia in order to consolidate democratic culture;
  • To assist cultural and educational institutions in Turkey that valorise the Armenian presence in the country, and contribute to the improvement of Armenian-Turkish relations.

Awarded amounts are variable and depend on the project and its needs. Project Grants are open to all applicants, regardless of nationality or country of implementation.

Before completing the online form please carefully read the “Requirements, Criteria and Conditions” and “Guidelines” in the documents section.

Apply for Project Grants


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