2016-2017 Second Round Fellowship Scheme Results

Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme was established by the Hrant Dink Foundation 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. The scheme particularly aims to enable cross-border learning opportunities in areas where exchange of expertise and lasting cooperation is much needed, such as academia, civil society, media, culture and arts, law and translation.

During its first cycle in 2014-2015, out of 91 applicants, the Fellowship Scheme had 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 experience and achievements of the fellows and their host organisations.

In 2016-2017, the Fellowship Scheme has launched a new call to offer professionals from Armenia and Turkey the opportunity to live in the neighbouring country and follow a special programme at a specific Host Organisation for the time period of four to eight months.

In the second cycle of the Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme, 50 organisations from Turkey, 33 from Armenia offered fellowship opportunities for candidates from the neighbouring country. These fellowship programmes were announced in an open call in July 2016, and received a total of 31 applications, 3 from Turkey and 28 from Armenia.

As stated in the Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme Regulation, with regard to the selection process, the applications have been forwarded to corresponding host organisations and to an independent selection committee. Fellows have been chosen in line with the selection criteria and priorities, outlined in the Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme Regulation. As a result of this selection process, we are very pleased to announce that 11 professionals from both countries will carry out their fellowship activities in their neighbouring country in the period between November 2016 and June 2017.


Alisa Zurnachyan Kadir Has University, Center for International and European Studies (CIES)
Gayane Ayvazyan Istanbul Şehir University – Center for Modern Turkish Studies
Nareg Seferian Istanbul Policy Center
Arpenik Atabekyan Center for Spatial Justice – Beyond Istanbul
Armen Ohanyan Can Publishing
Artsrun Pivazyan Bogazici University – Peace Education, Application and Research Centre
Anahit Ghazaryan Kadir Has University Lifelong Education Center
Gretta Nikoghosyan Sabancı University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Mariya Yeghiazaryan Ret Film & Liman Film
Hasmik Tangyan BoMoVu – Association Sports and Body Movement for Social Empowerment Association
Duygu Bostancı Institute for Contemporary Art of Yerevan

During Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme, fellows’ personal experiences, impressions, stories will be shared with public through the website of the Beyond Borders Turkey-Armenia –

Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme Selection Committee

İbrahim Betil

Sema Kılıçer

Zara Lavchyan