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Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant First Round Selections Results – Hrant Dink Foundation

Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant First Round Selections Results – Hrant Dink Foundation

Hrant Dink Foundation is happy to announce the selected grantees of the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant.
The Foundation launched the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant with a view to increase direct contacts and to promote cooperation between the peoples of the two neighbouring countries.

Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant aims to support the travels of 200 individuals from March 2014 to May 2015 thanks to the financial assistance of the European Union. Hrant Dink Foundation administers the Travel Grant in partnership with the Civilitas Foundation in Armenia and with the support of Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG) based in Turkey and the Youth Initiative Centre (YIC) based in Gyumri, Armenia.

Hrant Dink Foundation launched the first call for the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant on March 10th, 2014. Within three weeks, we received a total of 162 applications from both countries. 41 applications, which were in full compliance with the technical requirements mentioned in the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant Regulations, were submitted to the independent Selection Committee. These applications were carefully assessed by the committee in accordance with the selection criteria and priorities mentioned in the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant Regulations.

We are delighted to announce that the Hrant Dink Foundation will be offering support in the form of a travel grant to a total of 29 individuals – 22 from Turkey, 7 from Armenia – for their visits to the neighbouring country with specific purpose and programme mentioned in their submitted application forms.

  1. Mr. Ümit Kurt from İstanbul, Turkey will be supported with travel grant for his visit to Yerevan, Armenia for conducting research and collecting primary archival documents and sources for his Ph.D. dissertation on Aintab Armenians between 1915 and 1922.
  2. Ms. Gizem Tongo from Ankara, Turkey will be supported with travel grant for her visit to Yerevan, Armenia for exploring Armenian painting and painters during 1914-1918.
  3. Mr. Mkrtich Matevosyan from Gyumri, Armenia will be supported with travel grant for his visit to İstanbul, Turkey for strengthening links with partners from Turkey, with whom he had worked during the 24 Hour Social Comics Marathon in Gyumri in 2013 and for taking part in the 24 Hour Social Comics Marathon in İstanbul.
  4. Ms. Ferzan Özyaşar from Hatay (Antakya), Turkey will be supported with travel grant for her visit to Yerevan, Armenia for making a film about Armenians of the Musadağ.
  5. Mr. Turgut Tosun from Ankara, Turkey will be supported with travel grant for his visit to Yerevan and Gyumri, Armenia for building partnerships between the youth organisations in Armenia and the “Turkish-Armenian Project Group” of AEGEE-Ankara (European Students’ Forum).
  6. Ms. Monika Manişak from İzmir, Turkey will be supported with travel grant for her visit to Yerevan, Armenia for studying history, literature and cultural studies in the framework of Armenian Studies Summer School organised by the Armenian Association for Academic Partnership and Support (ARMACAD).
  7. Ms. Burcu Çuvaş from Ankara, Turkey will be supported with travel grant for her visit to Yerevan and Gyumri, Armenia for building partnerships between the youth organisations in Armenia and the “Turkish-Armenian Project Group” of AEGEE-Ankara (European Students’ Forum).
  8. Mr. Ramazan Oğuz Tosun from Ankara, Turkey will be supported with travel grant for his visit to Yerevan and Gyumri, Armenia for building partnerships between the youth organisations in Armenia and the “Turkish-Armenian Project Group” of AEGEE-Ankara (European Students’ Forum).
  9. Mr. Artur Sukiasyan from Yerevan, Armenia will be supported with travel grant for his visit to İstanbul, Turkey for making a documentary film about the story of the seized Camp Armen (Tuzla Armenian Children’s Camp) and the children who grew up there.
  10. Ms. Elif Akgül from İstanbul, Turkey will be supported with travel grant for her visit to Yerevan, Armenia for covering stories before and after April 24th – the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, for the online news portal Bianet.
  11. Mr. Daniel Ohanian from İstanbul, Turkey will be supported with travel grant for his visit to Yerevan, Armenia for studying materials at Madenataran (the Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts) for his research on the nineteenth-century life in the Ottoman Empire and for building academic connections.
  12. Mr. Hüseyin Uysal from Gaziantep, Turkey will be supported with travel grant for his visit to Yerevan, Armenia for taking part in the Annual Student Research Conference organised by the American University of Armenia.
  13. Ms. Anush Khachatryan from Ashtarak, Armenia will be supported with travel grant for her visit to İstanbul, Turkey for organising the exhibition "Women for Conflict Reconciliation and Peace”.
  14. Mr. Mehmet Fatih Uslu from İstanbul, Turkey will be supported with travel grant for his visit to Yerevan, Armenia for working on his book – a literary biography on Zabel Yesayan, a prominent writer in Western Armenian literature.
  15. Ms. Havva Neşe Özgen İstanbul, Turkey will be supported with travel grant for her visit to Yerevan, Armenia for contacting sociologists and academics from the Yerevan State University for a joint research on border studies.
  16. Ms. Elif Köksal from Muğla, Turkey will be supported with travel grant for her visit to Yerevan, Armenia for writing a book of impressions about neighbouring country, which will be part of the book series she published earlier on Turkey’s neighbours Syria, Lebanon, Greece and Egypt.
  17. Ms. Cansu Atılgan from Eskişehir, Turkey will be supported with travel grant for her visit to Yerevan, Armenia for establishing academic cooperation networks and for discussing possible exchange programmes between the two neighbouring countries.
  18. Ms. Merve Temiz from Eskişehir, Turkey will be supported with travel grant for her visit to Yerevan, Armenia for establishing academic cooperation networks and for discussing possible exchange programmes between the two neighbouring countries.
  19. Mr. Burak Köşker from İstanbul, Turkey will be supported with travel grant for his visit to Yerevan and Gyumri, Armenia for contacting civil society organisations to develop training and exchange programmes, while simultaneously keeping a blog about the visit.
  20. Mr. Sargis Hovhannisyan from Gyumri, Armenia will be supported with travel grant for his visit to İstanbul, Turkey for participating in the 4thOrange Blossom International Plastic Arts Colony.
  21. Ms. Ayşe Devrim Basterzi from İçel (Mersin), Turkey will be supported with travel grant for her visit to Yerevan, Armenia for finding partners, films and directors for a book project focusing on films.
  22. Ms. Aslıhan Doğan Topçu from İçel (Mersin), Turkey will be supported with travel grant for her visit to Yerevan, Armenia for finding partners, films and directors for a book project focusing on films.
  23. Mr. Salih Tora Benzeyen from Eskişehir, Turkey will be supported with travel grant for his visit to Yerevan, Armenia for establishing academic cooperation networks and for discussing possible exchange programmes between the two neighbouring countries.
  24. Ms. Ezgi Sevgi Can from Ankara, Turkey will be supported with travel grant for her visit to Yerevan, Armenia for meeting local musicians, giving workshops, and recording traditional songs in Armenian villages.
  25. Ms. Ela Nuroğlu from Ankara, Turkey will be supported with travel grant for her visit to Yerevan, Armenia for meeting local musicians, giving workshops, and recording traditional songs in Armenian villages.
  26. Ms. Serra Torun İstanbul, Turkey will be supported with travel grant for her visit to Yerevan, Armenia for meeting local musicians, giving workshops, and recording traditional songs in Armenian villages.
  27. Mr. Zaven Shegrikyan from Yerevan, Armenia will be supported with travel grant for his visit to İstanbul, Turkey for researching Hrant Dink's works and his activities.
  28. Ms. Nane Sargsyan Yerevan, Armenia will be supported with travel grant for her visit to İstanbul, Turkey for representing European Youth Parliament (EYP) Armenia during the 9thIstanbul Youth Forum.
  29. Ms. Lusine Yeghiazaryan Yerevan, Armenia will be supported with travel grant for her visit to İstanbul, Turkey for representing European Youth Parliament (EYP) Armenia during the 9th Istanbul Youth Forum.

After their visits, Travel Grant beneficiaries’ experiences and impressions about the neighbouring country will be shared with public through the website of the Hrant Dink Foundation (www.hrantdink.org).

Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant will continue to support more beneficiaries in the coming months. Interested individuals, groups and organisations can apply at any time. However, the Selection Committee will decide on the beneficiaries in line with the below Selection Timeline.
 

The application form for the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant is available on: http://form.jotformeu.com/hrantdinkfoundation/travelgrant

Before filling in and submitting your application, please read the Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant Regulations, which includes the priorities and eligibility criteria.

For your questions, you can contact the project coordinators Müge Yamanyılmaz and Anna Yeghoyan at travelgrant@hrantdink.org.

Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant Selection Committee Members
Anahit Minassian 
Dikran Altun 
Feray Salman
Gayane Mkrtchyan
Neslihan Özgüneş

The Travel Grant is financed by the European Union, within the framework of the Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process.

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