Hrant Dink Foundation launches the second term of the
Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme!
50 organisations from Turkey, 33 from Armenia are ready to act
as Host Organisations for fellows from the neighbouring country.
The Hrant Dink Foundation has established the Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme in 2014 with a view to encourage cross-border affiliation and cooperation of professionals from the two neighbouring countries within the framework of the programme Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process financed by the European Union.
In 2016-2017, the Fellowship Scheme will continue to offer 18 professionals from Armenia and Turkey the opportunity to live in the neighbouring country and follow a special programme at a specific Host Organisation for four to eight months. Individuals are also invited to propose their own project ideas, other than the fellowship opportunities offered by the listed Host Organisations.
The Fellowship Scheme will continue to support the activities in areas where further exchange of expertise and lasting cooperation is much needed, such as academia, civil society, media and communication, culture and arts, architecture and design, culinary, translation and interpreting/language-learning, law.
In 2014-2015, out of 91 applicants, with the available funding the Fellowship Scheme supported 12 fellows from Armenia and 6 fellows from Turkey for their activities inIstanbul, Yerevan and Gyumri. Please click here to read more about the past experience of the fellows and their host organisations.
Please click here for further information about the Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme
and the fellowship opportunities offered by the Host Organisations in 2016-2017.
Who Can Apply?
• University students, academics and independent researchers
• Civil society workers
• Journalists, reporters, photojournalists
• Photographers, artists in residence, designers, architects, chefs
• Writers, translators
• Legal experts, public relations experts
• Any individual willing to propose his/her own project ideas
The Fellowship Scheme is open to applications from citizens and legal residents of Turkey and Armenia. The fellow candidates shall fill in the English Application Form the latest by August 11th, 2016 attach two reference letters and their CV, and send their applications to email@example.com. Before filling in and submitting your application, please read the Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme Regulation, which includes the objectives and eligibility criteria. Hrant Dink Foundation will compile all incoming applications and will submit them to the relevant Host Organisations, which will then identify their preferred candidates.
With the available funding, the Fellowship Scheme will support 18 fellows. In case more than 18 fellow candidates are matched with Host Organisations, a Selection Committee with three members from Turkey and Armenia will determine the final 18 fellows. The Selection Committee members will function within their own capacity and with their own experience and judgments, their assessment can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the organisations they are affiliated with.
For further information and questions, you can contact the project coordinators Armenuhi Nikoghosyan, Anna Yeghoyan and Zeynep Sungur at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme Selection Committee
The Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme
is financed by the European Union,
within the framework of the programme
Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process.
On September 13, 2018, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development (UFSD) hosted a workshop on “Exchange of Best Practices in Plastic Waste Management between Armenia- and Turkey-based CSOs and Practitioners.” The workshop is part of a project that contributes to the development of cooperation between environmentalists, waste management practitioners, businesses and local authorities of Armenia and Turkey through sharing best practices in plastic waste management. The grantee, Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development in partnership with the Union of Diyarbakir Young Businessmen organized a 1-day workshop in Diyarbakir with participation of 20 representatives of local authorities, plastic waste management practitioners, environmental CSOs, businesses in the field of plastic waste separation and recycling from Armenia and Turkey. The workshop was followed by a study visit to Plastic Waste Recycling Plant in Diyarbakir, as well as a follow-up exchange workshop in Yerevan. Based on the results of the study visit and workshops UFSD will produce a booklet on the best practices of plastic waste management in Armenia and Turkey. The project will result in an increased awareness of stakeholders of the plastic waste management practiced on the other side of the border, as well as will provide an opportunity for networking between practitioners and businesses focusing on plastic waste management. Representatives of local authorities may consider replicating the best practices in plastic waste management in their own communities.
This activity took place within the framework of the Sub-grants Scheme implemented by Eurasia Partnership Foundation as part of the “Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalization Process” programme, funded by the European Union and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.