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Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant is waiting for your applications!


Deadline: June 24th, 2016


The Hrant Dink Foundation is proud to announce the open call for the 7th round of the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant.

Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant aims to increase direct contacts and to promote cooperation between the peoples of the two neighbouring countries. Between July 2016 to July 2017, thanks to the European Union funding, Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant will continue to support at least 180 individuals and non-profit civic initiatives from Armenia and Turkey to travel to the neighbouring country for their activities and studies in various thematic fields, by covering their international and domestic travel costs.


2016 – 2017 Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant Calendar


Rounds Deadline For Applications Announcement of Selected Grantees Selection Targets
7th 24 June 2016 5 July 2016  45 grantees,


29 from Turkey, 16 from Armenia

8th 24 August 2016 10 September 2016  45 grantees


29 from Turkey, 16 from Armenia

9th 24 November 2016 10 December 2016  45 grantees


29 from Turkey, 16 from Armenia

10th 24 February 2017 10 March 2017   45 grantees


29 from Turkey, 16 from Armenia


Submission of Applications


You can submit an application during any of the rounds above, for any of the eligible travel timeframes listed below. 


Eligible Timeframes for Travels
July 10 – September 30, 2016
September 15 –  December 31, 2016
December 15, 2016- March 31, 2017
March 15 – July 15, 2017


The Hrant Dink Foundation awarded 210 individuals from Armenia and Turkey to travel to the neighbouring country between April 2014 and May 2015 thanks to the European Union funding. Between July 2015 and September 2015, Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant supported the travels of 26 individuals with the joint financial assistance of the British Embassy Ankara and the British Embassy Yerevan. After their visits to the neighbouring country the grantees have shared their experiences and impressions through the Beyond Borders website.


Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant is designed as a pool to encourage non-profit civic initiatives and individuals including youth initiatives, university students, civil society organisations, professional organisations, high school students and teachers, academics and researchers, journalists, doctors, lawyers, social workers, publishers, artists, sports clubs, businesses and local authorities, to travel to the neighbouring country for specific goals. Through the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant, the Foundation aims to contribute to joint initiatives between the people of the two countries in various thematic fields such as civil society, youth and volunteering, human rights and democracy, education, environment, history, culture and arts, development, sports, gender, medicine, law, technology, regional cooperation and European integration.


Selection Committee                                                                     


The applications to the Travel Grant will be assessed by an independent Selection Committee made up of 6 members from Turkey and Armenia. The selection results and grantees will be announced on the Beyond Borders website.


Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant Selection Committee Members

Anahit Minassian

Dikran Altun

Feray Salman

Gayane Mkrtchyan

Gülesin Nemutlu

Nelli Minasyan


Please read the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant Regulations before submitting your application.


Click here to fill in the application form for the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant.


For your questions, you can contact the project coordinators Anna Yeghoyan, Armenuhi Nikoghosyan and Nazlı Türker through [email protected].


In 2016-2017, Hrant Dink Foundation will administer the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant with the financial assistance of the European Union within the framework of the programme Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process – Stage II in collaboration with the Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EPF) and Gyumri ‘’Youth Initiative Centre’’ NGO (YIC) in Armenia.

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