Sydney University Scholarship for Armenian Studies open for applications for 2016 Academic Year

By | Tuesday, 22 December 2015

The Research Office of the Sydney University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has opened to potential applicants the first annual round for applications to the Kerkyasharian & Kayikian Fund for Armenian Studies.

In late 2014, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences announced a new research and scholarships fund in Armenian studies, made possible through the generous contribution of Mr. Stepan Kerkyasharian AO and Mrs. Hilda Kerkyasharian. The Kerkyasharian and Kayikian Fund will support awards, grants and scholarships for honours students, postgraduate students and academic staff at the University of Sydney carrying out research related to Armenian history and culture, from the 19th century and earlier.

The purpose of fund is to assist academics to undertake scholarly research and research related activities in 19th Century or earlier Armenian Studies. ‘Armenian Studies’ refers to studies of any aspect of the Armenian nation and of Armenian individuals, whether occurring in Armenia or anywhere in the world, including, but not limited to: archaeology; architecture; art history; classics and ancient history; history, including military history; language and culture; linguistics; literature; medieval studies; music; peoples; philosophy; and religion.

The Kerkyasharian and Kayikian Fund will make an award, or awards, in 2016 to eligible University staff and students. There is a deadline of Friday 29 January 2016 for the current round. As this research fund is supported by a perpetual endowment there will be an annual round for this scheme at the beginning of each future calendar year.

The Fund is now cited at the following Faculty web pages




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