Open Door Day for Potential Applicants of ARISC Small Grants

November 19, 2021, at 6:00-7:00 PM South Caucasus local time

Registration required:

(After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting)

Language of instruction: English

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) announces the availability of small grants in support of research in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia) for graduate and undergraduate students of the South Caucasus. Small grants in the amount of up to 300$ will be awarded to selected students representing all fields of social sciences, humanities and related sciences. Deadline for applications is December 3, 2021. The information about the grant opportunity can be accessed here:

In order to facilitate the process of application and disseminate the information, on November 19, 2021 ARISC has organized an Open-Door Day for potential applicants. The session will cover the following topics:

  • The application process, including eligibility
  • Required documentation
  • How to prepare the application package (proposal development, budgeting, project timeline)
  • Reporting requirements

The event will be led by ARISC Georgia Resident Director, Ms. Diana Lezhava.

Bio of the speaker: Diana Lezhava has joined ARISC in 2014 as a Resident Director and since then directs the ARISC Georgia Branch. At the same time, she is an Administrative Director of the Center for Social Sciences, Georgia, and a Higher Education Expert of European Commission Erasmus+ Programme of Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education. She has extensive experience in grant writing and management, including research project development and administration. Within her capacity as an Erasmus+ expert she evaluates project proposals submitted to the EACEA Capacity Building programme, thus having the experience of an expert evaluator as well.

ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, or status as a covered veteran.