• The Vartan Gregorian Scholarship (Research Grants) Program in the current phase is focused on the early 20th Century Armenian History.

  • The research grant will offer USD 30,000, covering research, travel, and publications. Two grants are envisioned per year.



  • The research grants are targeted at early career historians, social scientists, and researchers under the age of 35, specializing in Armenian History. The research grants in the current phase are intended for Armenian citizens residing in Armenia. Subsequent years will be expanded to the Armenian Diaspora (phase II), and international historians (phase III).


Application period and requirements:

  • The application process will be conducted online through Aurora Humanitarian Initiative’s website from 12 October 2018 to 31 December 2018. The applicants will be requested to submit:

    • Research proposal in English, including the envisioned expenditures of the grant funds (max 2,000 words, double-spaced, 12-pt font) CV with a list of publications
    • Cover letter
    • At least one letter of recommendation from an established scholar



  • The Selection Board is comprised of five prominent scholars:

    • Ronald G. Suny, William H. Sewell Jr. Distinguished University Professor of History, University of Michigan; Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History, the University of Chicago

    • George Bournoutian, Senior Professor of History, Iona College;  

    • Hratch Tchilingirian, Associate Faculty Member of Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford;

    • Levon Chookaszian, Head of Chair of History and Theory of Armenian Art, Yerevan State University;

    • Hayk Demoyan, Doctor of Historical Sciences



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