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Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme is waiting for your applications in the third round!
Turkey | Hrant Dink Foundation

The Hrant Dink Foundation has established the Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme in 2014 with a view encouraging 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 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 in Istanbul, Yerevan and Gyumri. Please click here to read more about the past experience of the fellows and their host organisations.



In 2016-2017, out of 31 applications, 11 professionals from Armenia and Turkey have been selected to carry out their fellowship activities in their neighbouring country in the period between November 2016 and June 2017.

In 2017, the Fellowship Scheme will continue to offer 7 more 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 six months. In the third round of the scheme, 50 organisations from Turkey and 33 organisations from Armenia are ready to act as Host Organisations for fellows from the neighbouring country. 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 the 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.


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 November 21st, 2016, attach two reference letters together with their CV, and send their application to [email protected].

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, in the third round, Fellowship Scheme will support 7 fellows. In case more than 7 fellow candidates are matched with Host Organisations, a Selection Committee with three members from Turkey and Armenia will determine the final 7 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


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