Grants & Academic Outreach  E-mail


The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) is prepared to consider applications for grants for research within the field of Armenian Studies.  As funds are very limited, the following conditions should be noted by prospective applicants:

1.  Grants may be given for travel, cost of digitization or microfilm or other research materials and for similar expenses, for a period not exceeding one year.  Excluded are stipends for living expenses in the applicant's own institution or home and scholarships to colleges and universities.

2.  Each applicant must state in full detail the purpose and scope of his research.  Applicants must also indicate the exact sum of money required and whether other sources have been approached for financial support, giving the proposed itinerary in the case of an application for travel funds.  In addition to a curriculum vitae, recommendations from at least two persons of academic standing familiar with the applicant's previous work and proposed research are required.

3.  A copy of any book, article, report or other work, the writing of which has been assisted by a grant, is to be deposited with NAASR.  A final report and financial accounting is expected within 15 months of a grant.  Support of NAASR should be acknowledged in any publication resulting from a research grant.

4.  NAASR reserves the right of access to all microfilms, software, copies of documents, or other materials acquired with a NAASR grant.


The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) and the Knights of Vartan collaborate on administering the Knights’ Fund for Armenian Studies (FAS).

All proposals received are reviewed by the Executive Committee of NAASR’s Board of Directors, which decides whether the proposal should be reviewed by its NAASR Academic committee as a potential Knights of Vartan grant.   Proposals for grants are subject to approval by the NAASR Academic Committee and the Board of Trustees of the Knights of Vartan FAS.

The Knights of Vartan Fund for Armenian Studies provides fellowships and support for scholarly research and publication in the field of Armenian Studies to qualified scholars in any institution of higher learning, at the graduate or post-doctoral levels.  Grants may also be made to fund lectures, seminars, and conferences. Funds are not available for undergraduate research or for work that falls outside the field of Armenian Studies.

NAASR Academic Committee

Prof. Richard N. Frye, Chairman - Harvard University

Prof. Michael J. Connolly, Secretary - Boston College

Prof. Kevork Bardakjian - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Prof. Dennis R. Papazian - University of Michigan, Dearborn

Prof. James R. Russell - Harvard University


Direct applications or inquiries (at least 3-6 months before grant request date) to:

National Association for Armenian Studies and Research, Inc.
395 Concord Ave.
Belmont, MA  02478-3049

Telephone:  (617) 489-1610   Fax: (617) 484-1759   E-Mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it