European Union Initiative
Call for the Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme 2016-2017
Turkey | Hrant Dink Foundation


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 protected]. Before filling in and submitting your application, please read the Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme Regulationwhich 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 
[email protected]

Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme Selection Committee
İbrahim Betil
Sema Kılıçer
Zara Lavchyan




The Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme 
is financed by the European Union,
within the framework of the programme
Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process.


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