Deadline for applications: 30 September 2014
The Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has opened a call for proposals to develop electronic and on-line children’s learning games, language programmes, apps, interactive books, cartoons and any other electronic means to encourage children and young adults to learn and maintain Armenian in the diaspora. WesternArmenian will be privileged in the first instance, but Eastern Armenian programmes, specifically in the diasporan context, will be considered, as well as programmes in both dialects.
The proposals should include the track record of the applicant(s) in this domain, description of the educational activity, the target group (age, linguistic proficiency, bilingualism, etc.), a time line when it will be ready, a budget, dissemination strategy, technical information (including suggested platform(s) and operating system(s), upgradability potential), names of the technical and linguistic/pedagogical teams developing the programme, and any other information that is relevant to the application. The programmes must be freely available on line or through other electronic dissemination means. The initiatives can be new programmes or Armenian version of popular existing programmes. Awards granted will vary in range based on proposals received (the total budget allocated to this initiative is 250,000 USD).
The deadline for applications is 30 September 2014. Winning bids will be announced in November 2014.
Applications should be sent to arman “at” gulbenkian.pt, clearly indicating in the subject line ‘Electronic learning proposal’. For more information, please see http://www.gulbenkian.pt/Institucional/en/Activities/ArmenianCommunities?a=5040