Short Term Conference and Travel Grant 2023

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Relevent Country: Armenia

Type of work: Research and Survey

The Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is awarding short term scholarships to enable qualified students, early-career academics and researchers based in Armenia to participate in international conferences, seminars, short term courses and research trips, related to their research field, abroad.


  • The objective of the programme is to encourage academic interaction and exchange of knowledge and ideas. Scholarships are awarded mostly for short term travels. In rare cases, longer research/study trips will be considered, for up to three months.

Funding Information

  • The grant amount is fixed regardless of length of travel and is calculated based. It is expected that the applicants cover any shortfall from other sources of funding. The grant covers the following expenses in the first instance: registration, accommodation, travel costs and visa fees.
  • Traveling to Europe (EU and neighboring countries): Up to 1000 €
  • Traveling to Americas (USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, etc.): Up to 1200 €
  • Traveling to Middle East and East Asia (Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, etc.): Up to 800 €
  • Traveling to Ex-USSR countries (excluding Baltic Republics): Up to 700 €
  • Traveling to Far East (China, South Korea, India, Japan, Australia, etc.): Up to 1500 €
  • Traveling to Going to Armenia from abroad: Up to 1000 €

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates wishing to apply for a Short Term Conference and Travel Grant to Students and Young Academics in Armenia must meet the following requirements:
  • Be studying/based in Armenia
  • Be under 35 years old at the time of the application
  • Be (i) a Master or PhD degree student or (ii) a researcher from Armenia, wishing to attend international conferences, seminars, short term courses, research trips related to his/her research field. The awards are open to all research fields. This year they will continue to privilege applications from the humanities and the social sciences but will also privilege research related to environmental sustainability and climate change.
  • If you do not meet these requirements, then you are unlikely to be successful in your application.

Selection Criteria

  • The evaluation is made according to the academic relevance of the proposed event or research trip to the candidate’s topic, his/her merit, the quality of his/her proposal, the international importance of the conference/seminar/ short term course/research trip and the letters of reference.
  • Applicants can be awarded one Short Term Conference and Travel Grant to Students and Young Academics in Armenia per year and can receive a maximum of two grants overall. The grant will be allocated and paid in Euros.
  • Applications can be received throughout the year, no sooner than six months and no later than two months, before the forthcoming event and must be submitted online.
  • A student reapply to a scholarship the following year if the application is rejected.