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Funding Opportunities

In accordance with its mission to be a hub for world-class research and teaching on Armenian Studies and for coordinating Interdisciplinary Research and Public Impact Programs across UCLA and with the Republic of Armenia, The Promise Armenian Institute at UCLA offers a number of research and course development grants, in addition to fellowship opportunities for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars.  These one-year grants and Ph.D. fellowships are available to UCLA personnel at the appropriate level, while one-year postdoctoral fellowships are available to Ph.D. or other doctoral recipients from outside of or within UCLA.  Proposals for these opportunities should lie in areas relevant to the mission of the Promise Armenian Institute.

 

Click here to see currently and previously funded projects and fellows. 

 

Faculty Research Grants  

Competitive grants of up to $40,000 (for one year) are available to UCLA faculty members for research projects across all academic fields, including but not limited to the social sciences, health sciences, humanities, music, arts, engineering, and public policy, with a research emphasis on Armenia or Armenians. Smaller grants for more focused research projects will also be considered. The funding period for this grant will commence July 1, 2021, unless otherwise requested by the applicant. Applications are received once a year. Funds must be used for direct research costs such as materials, supplies, personnel (including UCLA staff and student salaries/fee remissions), and travel to the extent that such expenses are allowed and directly related to the proposed project.

Funds may not be used for UCLA-based faculty/investigator salaries or support, including teaching buy-outs or summer ninths, or departmental overhead costs (indirect costs). Proposed activities and expenditures must comply with all applicable university policies and procedures. If proposals involve compensating non-UCLA affiliated personnel, an explanation of the reason that this expertise or service is critical for the success of the project must be included in the project narrative   

Principal investigator must be: Currently a faculty member at UCLA

Click Here to apply for a Faculty Research Grant 

Applications Accepted Beginning: March 1, 2021

Applications Due: April 15, 2021

Applicants Notified By: June 1, 2021

   

Course Development Grants  

Competitive grants of approximately $10,000 are available to UCLA Faculty for development of new undergraduate courses that enrich the field of Armenian Studies and/or interdisciplinary perspectives on Armenia or Armenians. Applications are received once a year. Funds must be used for direct costs such as collection or development of materials, or personnel (including UCLA staff or Teaching Assistant salaries/fee remissions).

Funds may not be used for UCLA-based faculty/investigator salaries or support, including teaching buy-outs or summer ninths, or departmental overhead costs (indirect costs).

Principal investigator must be: Currently a faculty member at UCLA

Click Here to apply for a Course Development Grant 

Applications Accepted Beginning: March 1, 2021

Applications Due: April 15, 2021

Applicants Notified By: June 1, 2021

 

Undergraduate Student Research or Travel Grants  

UCLA undergraduate student research or travel grants of up to $3,000 are available to conduct research in Armenian-related studies during the academic year or the summer. Applications are received once a year. NOTE that COVID-19 related travel restrictions may limit the time period for travel grants.    

Applicants must be: Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at UCLA

Click Here to apply for a Undergraduate Student Research or a Travel Grant 

Applications Accepted Beginning: March 1, 2021

Applications Due: April 15, 2021 (NOTE reference letters due April 30, 2021)

Applicants Notified By: June 1, 2021

 

Dissertation Year Fellowships  

One or more competitive dissertation year fellowships are available each year in fields represented within Armenian studies, such as Armenian language, literature, and history, as well as all other academic fields — including but not limited to the social sciences, health sciences, humanities, music, arts, engineering, and public policy — with a research emphasis on Armenia or Armenians. 

Applicants must be: Currently advanced to candidacy as a PhD student at UCLA and projected to start the final year of study in the Fall of 2021

Click Here to apply for a Graduate Student Fellowship 

Applications Accepted Beginning: March 1, 2021

Applications Due: April 15, 2021 (NOTE reference letters due April 30, 2021)

Applicants Notified By: June 1, 2021

 

Postdoctoral Fellowships

One or more competitive postdoctoral fellowships are available each year to recent PhD recipients in fields represented within Armenian studies, such as Armenian language, literature, and history, as well as all other academic fields — including but not limited to the social sciences, health sciences, humanities, music, arts, engineering, and public policy — with a research emphasis on Armenia or Armenians. Scholars from outside of UCLA are welcome to apply, as are UCLA-based scholars.  

Applicants must: Identify UCLA based faculty and/or research resources associated with their proposed research

Click Here to apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship 

Applications Accepted Beginning: March 1, 2021

Applications Due: April 15, 2021 (NOTE reference letters due April 30, 2021)

Applicants Notified By: June 1, 2021

 

To apply, complete the electronic application relevant to each funding opportunity by the deadline indicated. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. The Faculty Advisory Committee of the Promise Armenian Institute, with additional UCLA faculty as necessary, will review applications. 

 

NON-PAI Funding Opportunities 

 

Graduate Fellowship for Immigrants and Children of Immigrants

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans honors the contributions of continuing generations of immigrants and refugees to the United States. The Fellowship is open to individuals who are 30 or younger (as of 10/28), who are immigrants or the child of immigrants, and who are planning to be enrolled in graduate school full-time in the 2022-2023 academic year.

Click here to read the full eligibility requirements and apply

Amount: Up to $90,000

Applications Due: October 28, 2021, at 2 pm ET

 

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF)

The goal of MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of researchers holding a PhD and who wish to acquire new skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility. MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to excellent researchers of any nationality. The scheme also encourages researchers to work on research and innovation projects in the non-academic sector and is open to researchers wishing to reintegrate in Europe, to those who are displaced by conflict, as well as to researchers with high potential who are seeking to restart their careers in research.

Click here to read the full eligibility requirements and apply

Applications Due: October 12, 2021, at 5 pm Brussels time

 


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Published: Monday, October 5, 2020