Student Funding

The Armenian Studies Program (ASP) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is pleased to announce the availability of research and travel grants for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as fellowships for incoming graduate students in Armenian studies.

  • The Agnes H. and R. A. Yarmain Research Fellowship is available to U-M graduate students engaged in research related to Armenian studies to be conducted in the U.S. or abroad.
  • The Ajemian Memorial Student Travel Award is available for U-M undergraduate and graduate students conducting research or engaged in an academic program either in the U.S. or abroad.
  • The Ajemian Memorial Scholarship is available for U-M graduate students conducting research or engaged in an academic program in the U.S. or abroad.
  • The Arsen K. Sanjian Fellowship is available to U-M graduate students engaged in research related to Armenian studies to be conducted in the U.S. or abroad.

Once an application is received and approved, ASP will determine which fund is best suited for a particular project.

PLEASE NOTE:

All University of Michigan students taking part in University-sponsored international travel should review U-M's Travel Policy. All U-M students traveling abroad for University-related purposes (i.e., participating in study, research, work, or volunteer programs organized or supported by U-M departments/units or for which U-M in-residence credit is granted) are required to:

  1. Register their travel in the U-M Travel Registry.
  2. Buy U-M’s Travel Abroad Health Insurance. Students may also buy this insurance for personal or leisure travel abroad. Visit the site for information about the plan's benefits and costs.

For information about immunizations and other travel-related health matters, see Travel Health Services.

Fellowships for Incoming Graduate StudentsDeadline: February 15

Departments or centers should forward their nominations to the Armenian Studies Program by February 15.

ASP offers Armenian Studies Fellowships to incoming graduate students who expect to focus their graduate studies on themes relevant to Armenian studies and who are admitted to Ph.D. programs in the departments listed below:

Or in the Master’s program of either of the following centers:

The scope and number of fellowships awarded will be contingent upon the amount of available funds.

Candidates must first apply to and be accepted in one of the departments or centers listed above. Applications for graduate studies for all above departments and centers at the University of Michigan are submitted through the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. They must be submitted online at the website of Rackham Graduate School, www.rackham.umich.edu.

Nominations for ASP graduate fellowships are made by the relevant departments and centers, once a student is admitted into a program. ASP is not involved in the admission process. ASP incoming graduate student fellowships, when approved, are integrated in the financial package offered by departments and center to incoming graduate students.

Nominating departments/schools should provide:

  1. A copy of all application materials submitted for consideration of admission.
  2. A letter of support from the department chair and/or faculty advisor, including;
    1. information on other funding to be offered to the nominee
    2. the proposed use of Armenian Studies Fellowship funds
    3. a brief explanation about how this student's work—if not obvious from the application—would contribute to Armenian studies.

The final selection of ASP graduate fellows will be made by the Armenian Studies Program Executive Committee upon the recommendation of these departments and centers.

Applicants will be notified in early April.

The Armenian Studies Program expects its fellows to participate in the various lectures, events, and conferences it organizes or sponsors.

Questions regarding applications and departmental funding should be addressed to the above departments and centers.

Questions regarding ASP fellowships should be directed to asp.fellowships@umich.edu or 734.763.0622.

Student Travel GrantsDeadline: Rolling

ASP is accepting applications from U-M undergraduate and graduate students for travel grants to do field work and support Armenian studies-focused conference participation. Awards will be made subject to availability of funding.

Conference travel grants are intended for students who will present Armenian studies-focused papers or serve as chairs or discussants for Armenian studies-focused sessions at regional, national, or international conferences. These awards are intended to supplement other U-M conference participation grants.

Travel grants to support field work during the academic year can be used for airfare or other travel expenses. More substantial research funding is available during the summer through the ASP Summer Research Grants.

Deadline: Rolling

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree programs at the University of Michigan. Students may apply for one ASP Student Travel Grant per year.

Application Requirements: Applicants must submit an application form and supporting documents noted on the form. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and must be submitted in advance of the conference.

Application form and supporting materials should be submitted to:

Armenian Studies Program Grant Applications
1080 S. University, Suite 3633
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
Or by email: asp.fellowships@umich.edu

Questions should be directed to asp.fellowships@umich.edu or 734.763.0622.

Summer Research GrantsDeadline: March 15

ASP seeks applications for funding from U-M undergraduate and graduate students whose research/projects are related to Armenian studies. Applicants for research grants may be at preliminary or more advanced stages of their research.

Deadline: March 15

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in full-time undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree programs at the University of Michigan.

Application Procedure: The following materials are required:

  • Summer funding application (the summer 2015 application will be available in late 2014)
  • Statement of purpose (1-3 pages) including proposed time period, institutional affiliation, location, your reasons for pursuing the internship or research project, and how this experience will contribute to your career goals
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Official University of Michigan transcript

Application form and supporting materials should be submitted to:

Armenian Studies Program Grant Applications
1080 S. University, Suite 3633
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106 
Or by email: asp.fellowships@umich.edu

Questions should be directed to asp.fellowships@umich.edu or 734.763.0622.

For information on Visiting Scholars, Pre- and Post-doctoral Fellows, see Manoogian Fellowships.