The Grant Scheme for Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process will allow the Consortium to engage a larger group of stakeholders in the Programme activities and increase its impact.
The Grant Scheme has a total funding of € 150,000 and aims to support from 5 to 15 applicants with grants ranging from € 5,000 to € 20,000.
One of the main pillars of the Programme is inclusiveness – to engage and support new actors in the dialogue process. To this end, the Consortium created a Grant Scheme to invite organisations and individuals from Armenia and Turkey - other than the Consortium members - to propose and implement their own project ideas, which will contribute to the overall objective of the Programme and multiply the shared outcomes.
Applications are welcome from civil society organisations and individuals other than the Consortium partners.
However, individuals will have to participate in the pre-grant meeting at HDF (for the applicants from Turkey) or EPF (for the applicants from Armenia) to provide clear division of tasks and responsibilities for the project implementation.
Grant Scheme may also provide grants to profit-making organisations in case the grant funds contribute to the overall objective of the Programme and not used to make profit. Applicant organisations should have a formal registration either in Armenia or in Turkey. Individual applicants should be either citizens of Armenia or Turkey or should have permanent residency in Armenia or Turkey.
Governmental/public agencies and political entities are not eligible to apply.
Selection Criteria and Selection Procedure
Applications will be considered by an Evaluation Committee, comprising designated representatives from all members of the Consortium.
The selection criteria upon which the Evaluation Committee will consider the applications include the following:
The Consortium will assist the awarded projects with networking and publicity. The Consortium will also share the results of the awarded projects through the tri-lingual website of the Programme.
The awarded grantees will be included in the pool of Consortium contacts and will receive updates on the Programme as well as invitations to various Consortium events.
The current deadline for applications is August 29th, 2016.
Applications submitted by this deadline will receive Consortium’s feedback in September 2016. In this case, projects can start in October 2016 with the final date of activities being June 30th, 2017.
Applications should be submitted in English including the following documents in the requested format:
- Application Form (proposal) in MS Word and PDF
- Budget in MS Excel and PDF
- Grants Management Questionnaire (for legal entities only) in PDF format only.
Armenia-based applicants should submit their application packages electronically to Eurasia Partnership Foundation (Armenia) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Turkey-based applicants should submit their application packages to Hrant Dink Foundation (Turkey) at email@example.com
Before the submission of their proposals, applicants should read the Guidelines for Grant Scheme Applicants.
Armenia-based applicants can address their inquiries to Mr. Artak Ayunts at +374 10 25 15 75 (ext. 118) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Turkey-based applicants can address their inquiries to Ms. Nazlı Türker at +90 212 240 33 61 or email@example.com
Ms. Arpine Aleksanyan and Ms. Sona Baloyan from Yerevan, from “Matenadaran” Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, were supported with the travel grant to visit Istanbul, Turkey for meetings with the Armenian Patriarchate, Armenian high schools, foundations and publishing houses to discuss possibilities of further collaboration on preserving the Armenian culture.