Continuing our commitment to fostering innovation and progress in Armenia, the Yervant Terzian Armenian National Science and Education Fund (ANSEF) by FAR has recently granted awards to 22 research groups comprising a total of 70 scientists.
What sets these awards apart is the remarkable inclusion of young researchers, with 8 group leaders being under the age of 35, and the recognition of 13 talented women among the winning groups.
Each group will receive a $5,000 grant, which will support their work in diverse fields such as biology, biotechnology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, agriculture, archaeology, and history. Importantly, these grants enable researchers to carry out their work within Armenia.
“Over the years, ANSEF has contributed approximately $3 million in grants, supporting both emerging and experienced scientists in pursuing their innovative ideas. Initially, many scientists faced challenges due to limited access to computers and essential equipment. However, thanks to ANSEF, these obstacles have been overcome, allowing scientists to undertake research trips, participate in conferences, collaborate with international scientific centers, and publish their groundbreaking findings in esteemed international journals. This commitment has played a pivotal role in nurturing the next generation of scientific pioneers,” said ANSEF & Education Program Director Eduard Karapetyan during his speech at the grant distribution ceremony, which took place on June 1st at the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia.
Since its inception 23 years ago, ANSEF has awarded grants totaling around $3 million to 589 scientific groups, consisting of approximately 2,170 scholars.