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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 typically commence July 1, 2022, 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 or external entities, 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 (ladder or non-ladder, as long as UCLA employment through at least 9/30/2023 is verifiable)

Click Here to apply for a Faculty Research Grant

Applications Accepted Beginning: December 6, 2021

Applications Due: February 1, 2022, 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Applicants Notified By: April 15, 2022

   

Course Development Grants  

Competitive grants of up to $10,000 are available to UCLA Faculty (ladder or non-ladder, as long as UCLA employment through at least 9/30/2023 is verifiable) 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 may be used for direct costs such as collection or development of materials, or non-faculty personnel involved with course development (including UCLA non-teaching staff or graduate student Teaching Assistant salaries/fee remissions).

Funds may not be used for UCLA-based faculty/instructor 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 (ladder or non-ladder, as long as UCLA employment through at least 9/30/2023 is verifiable)

Click Here to apply for a Course Development Grant 

Applications Accepted Beginning: December 6, 2021

Applications Due: February 1, 2022, 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Applicants Notified By: April 15, 2022


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.    

A reference letter from a UCLA faculty is required. 

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: December 6, 2021

Applications Due: February 1, 2022, 11:59 PM Pacific Time (NOTE reference letters due February 15, 2022)

Applicants Notified By: April 15, 2022


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. A reference letter from the student’s UCLA Ph.D. advisor is required, in addition to another professional or faculty reference.

Applicants must be: Currently advanced to candidacy as a Ph.D. student at UCLA and projected to start the final year of study in the Fall of 2022

Applicants should be: Within one year of completing and filing the dissertation and planning to start teaching or research appointments soon after the end of their dissertation fellowship year

Award recipients: Should complete all Ph.D. degree requirements within 12 months of beginning their dissertation fellowship

Click Here to apply for a Graduate Student Fellowship 

Applications Accepted Beginning: December 6, 2021

Applications Due: February 1, 2022, 11:59 PM Pacific Time (NOTE reference letters due February 15, 2022)

Applicants Notified By: April 15, 2022


Postdoctoral Fellowships

One or more competitive postdoctoral fellowships are available each year to recent Ph.D. 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. 
Additionally, one or more competitive postdoctoral fellowships are expected to be available to recent Ph.D. recipients in fields relevant to the study and documentation of the Armenian Genocide of the early 20th Century. 

Scholars from outside of UCLA are welcome to apply, as are current UCLA-based scholars.  This application requires three references, one from the UCLA faculty member or researcher who would potentially supervise or be associated with the proposed postdoctoral research, one from the applicant’s graduate advisor, and one additional professional reference.

Applicants must: Receive their doctoral degree by June 2022, or have received the degree within the past ten years. And have no more than five years of cumulative postdoctoral service, including postdoctoral service at other institutions.

 Applicants must: Identify a UCLA-based faculty member willing to mentor their research and/or identify research resources at UCLA associated with their proposed research.

Click Here to apply for a Postdoctoral Fellowship 

Applications Accepted Beginning: December 6, 2021

Applications Due: February 1, 2022, 11:59 PM Pacific Time (NOTE reference letters due February 15, 2022)

Applicants Notified By: April 15, 2022


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.

All award recipients will be asked to submit a report of their progress and/or scholarly findings one year after the commencement of the award. Additionally, Faculty Research Grant, Postdoctoral Fellowship, and Dissertation Year Fellowship recipients will be asked to provide a public lecture organized by the Promise Armenian Institute in the Spring or Summer of 2023. 

 

Joint Funding Opportunities 

Annual Tigran Mansurian Composition Competition

The UCLA Promise Armenian Institute, in collaboration with the UCLA Armenian Music Program announces the Annual Tigran Mansurian Composition Competition. Students enrolled in a college, university, or conservatory in the state of California are invited to submit an original chamber composition inspired by Armenian culture, music, and/or history.

Click here to read the full eligibility requirements and apply 

Amount: $2,500

Application Due: May 1, 2022

 

Non-PAI Funding Opportunities 

2022 Keyman Annual Conference on Turkey - Call for Papers

The Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program at Northwestern University has issued a call for papers for its annual conference titled “Sites of Memory, Sites of Loss: Politics of Archeology & Heritage in Turkey & Post-Ottoman Lands,” to be held June 3-4, 2022. The program will provide up to three nights of hotel accommodation and offer support for travel expenses.

Deadline: February 19, 2022

Visit the conference call for applications page for more information.

 

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Published: Monday, October 5, 2020