Hrant Dink Foundation is delighted to announce the selected fellows of the Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme in its third cycle.

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.

The scheme 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 six months.

In the third cycle of the Turkey-Armenia Fellowship Scheme, fellowship opportunities were announced in an open call in November 2016, and received a total of 14 applications, 8 from Turkey and 6 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 6 professionals will carry out their fellowship activities in their neighbouring country between February 2017 and June 2017.


Banu Hell Eurasia International University
Cansu Adult Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development
Mehmet Karasu Caucasus Research Resource Center
Rezzan Alagöz   Yerevan State University, 
Center for Civilization and Cultural Studies
İstanbul Şehir University,
Modern Turkey Studies Program
Karen Tovmasyan A&B Communication


During its first cycle in 2014-2015, the Fellowship Scheme had supported 12 fellows from Armenia and 6 fellows from Turkey for their activities in Istanbul, Yerevan and Gyumri. Please have a look at the Beyond Borders publication to learn more about the experience and achievements of the fellows and their host organisations.

9 fellows, selected in the second cycle announced in July 2016, have already started their fellowship activities in the neighbouring countryin November 2016 and will continue until June 2017.

We will keep sharing fellows’ personal experiences and impressions with public through the website of the Beyond Borders Turkey-Armenia.