ARISC Grants and Fellowships

ARISC Junior Research Fellowship

ARISC Short Term Research Fellowship

ARISC Research Fellowship

ARISC Graduate/Postdoctoral Fellowships

ARISC Small Grants

ARISC Collaborative Heritage Management in Armenia Grant

Stipends for Lectures and Workshops in the South Caucasus

No other current funding opportunities

Note: Applicants may apply to more than one funding opportunity, if eligible. If awarded more than one fellowship, the awardee will be asked to select one.

The table below can be downloaded as a pdf.

Grad/Postdoc FellowshipSouth Caucasus Small GrantsCHM ArmeniaResearch FellowshipsLecture/Workshop StipendsSTRFJr Research Fellowship
Invitational PriorityProjects in all fields in the social sciences, humanities, and related sciences are eligible. Projects in all fields in the social sciences, humanities, and related sciences are eligible. Priority will be given to graduate students. Collaborative teams in support of the preservation and conservation of the Republic of Armenia’s archaeological and historical heritage. These grants are not intended for primary research.Priority will be given to projects proposing research on entrepreneurship, science and technology, youth leadership, or higher education. All projects must include one or more undergraduate and/or graduate students from the SC as research assistants/participants.Lectures/Workshops that develop critical thinking and media skills; Methodology lectures or training workshops in science and technology; Methodology lectures or training workshops in youth leadership.Projects proposing research on countering disinformation through programs that develop critical thinking and media literacy skills, entrepreneurship, science and technology, and youth leadership.US citizens and US permanent residents who are scholars at the early postdoctoral stage – within 10 years of being awarded a doctoral degree at the time of application. If the applicant is in a tenure-track position, they must be pre-tenure in order to apply.
EligibilityARISC member; U.S. citizen or permanent resident, Canadian citizen or permanent resident; either graduate students enrolled in accredited degree-granting programs in the U.S. or Canada, or postdoctoral scholars or junior scholars, who have received their PhD since 2016.Citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, or Georgia; Graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in degree-granting programs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, or Georgia.At least one must be a citizen of the U.S. and one a citizen of the Republic of Armenia. The participants must demonstrate that the project requires true collaboration between both PIs, as well as active participation by both PI’s in all aspects of the work required to complete the project.US citizens who are scholars at the predoctoral (doctoral candidates), postdoctoral, or advanced professorial levels.U.S. citizens; Applicants must be professors, lecturers, independent researchers, or PhD candidates. U.S. citizens who are doctoral candidates, or postdoctoral scholars conducting research in the SC.US citizens and US permanent residents who are scholars at the early postdoctoral stage – within ten years of being awarded a doctoral degree at the time of application. If the applicant is in a tenure-track position, they must be pre-tenure in order to apply.
Deadline to applyFri., Dec 18, 2020Fri., Dec 18, 2020Wed, Dec 23, 2020Fri., Dec 18, 2020. ARISC does not expect to solicit applications for the Research Fellowship after 2020-21.Fri., Dec 18, 2020; open until filledFri., Dec 18, 2020Fri., Dec 18, 2020
Application materials requiredApplication form, a project statement of not more than 3 pages, work schedule, itemized budget (see sample here), curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation.Application form, a project statement of not more than 3 pages, work schedule, itemized budget, budget justification, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation.Application Form, narrative description of the project, supporting documents, itemized budget and budget summary, CVs for all participants, including associated personnel, evidence of endorsement from all relevant institutions in Armenia.Application form, a project statement, work schedule, itemized budget with budget narrative, curriculum vitae, and for graduate student applicants: two letters of recommendation.Application form and curriculum vitae/resume. Graduate students must submit a letter from their department confirming their status as PhD candidates.Application form, a project statement, work schedule, a diversity statement discussing how their experiences and projects promote diverse perspectives, experiences, and ideas, curriculum vitae, and for graduate student applicants: two letters of recommendation.Application form, budget (transportation, lodging, meals and incidentals expenses), a project statement, work schedule, and curriculum vitae. Optional: submit a brief diversity statement, discussing how their experiences and project promote diverse perspectives, experiences, and ideas in the pursuit of research in their discipline.
Maximum award amount$1500$300$4000$2500 to $6500 (maximum 3 months). Up to $500 of the total award may be made available for fellows to offset necessary expenses related to incorporating an undergraduate or graduate student in the host country in their research program.$250 stipend for a lecture, or $500 for an all-day workshop$5,000 per full (30-day) month, for a maximum of 3 months total. Scholars are expected to be in the South Caucasus for the duration of the project for a minimum of 30 days, and in 15-day increments thereafter, up to 3 months total. Stipends will be pro-rated for half-months (15 days).$5000
Funding is limited to coveringTravel and/or living expenses in the South CaucasusResearch costsProject costsTransportation, lodging, meals and incidental expenses, and other expenses needed to support scholar’s research in the South Caucasus. Funds from the fellowship program must meet the provisions of the “Fly America Act.”N/A; budget not requiredBudget not required. Funds from the fellowship program must meet the provisions of the “Fly America Act.”Transportation, lodging, meals and incidental expenses. Funds from the fellowship program must meet the provisions of the “Fly America Act.”
Additional requirementsFellows are expected to give an ARISC-sponsored presentation on a subject related to their research while in the South Caucasus. Fellows are expected to give an ARISC-sponsored presentation on a subject related to their research upon completion of their project. Fellows will be required to either give a talk or run a workshop pertinent to the subject of the grant while in Armenia. Fellows are required to present a lecture or workshop during their stay in the South Caucasus. Mentoring requirement: all projects must include one or more undergraduate and/or graduate students from Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia as research assistants/participants. Due to limited summer hours at many local institutions, lectures/workshops should be avoided during the summer holiday (from the last week of July until the first week of September).Fellows are required to present a lecture or workshop during their stay in the South Caucasus. ARISC encourages fellows to present their research findings in cities, towns, and villages outside of the capitals in order to engage with underserved communities.Fellows will give a presentation on their research at an ARISC-sponsored event in the South Caucasus. As part of their final reports, fellows will create curricular modules and resources, incorporating their ARISC-funded research, for general education use that will be publicly available on the website.
Scenario A/Scenario BYesYesYesNoApplications for in-country and virtual lectures and workshops will be accepted for 2021; however, priority will be given to lectures and workshops given in-country unless travel restrictions are in place.NoYes