The Naneh Award for Graduate Research in Armenian Studies

This award was created by Professor V. Ara Apkarian and Dr. Alice B. Apkarian to support graduate student research in the UCI Armenian Studies Program. The scholarship is named after Naneh, Armenian Goddess of Wisdom and War in ancient Armenian mythology.

Application deadline: March 1, 2024

Prior to submission, please make sure you have the following documents in PDF format.

1) Curriculum Vitae

2) Current UCI Transcript (may be unofficial)

3) Letter of Support from a supervisor (this may be emailed to Marc Kanda at  

4) Research Statement (Please submit the following as one document.)

a. Abstract (max. 300 words)

b. Proposal (max. five pages, double-spaced, Times font 12). Include a discussion of the following: main topic, research problem/question(s), research methodology, contribution to scholarship/field, theoretical and empirical sources, and a timeline. 

c. List of additional sources of expected summer funding.

d. Previous recipients of the Naneh scholarship: Please provide a paragraph description (max. 250 words) explaining what research goals were met with the most recent award. 

Please click HERE to apply.