ADVANCE STEM Research grant program serves as an unprecedented platform aimed to bring top-notch expertise in the targeted STEM-related fields in Armenia. ADVANCE grant connects the distinguished international researchers with the local researchers for them to form a research group and work jointly on globally competitive research projects. FAST and its partners ensure comprehensive long-term institutional and financial support for the newly formed research groups under the supervision of top-notch scientists from abroad.
The 2 to 4-year grants are provided to new research groups formed in Armenia around the project proposed and led by an international Principal Investigator (PI).
The researchers from any institution in Armenia and beyond are encouraged to apply based on their interest and qualification for the announced research project. The program aims to create inter-institutional and interdisciplinary connections, thus the composition of the research groups may be very diverse. The details of ongoing projects can be found in the “Research Projects” section.
The research activities are conducted primarily in Armenia. The PIs both visit Armenia and supervise the group’s work remotely throughout the full duration of the research project. The PIs are also involved in intensive teaching activities in the local universities to help nurture the aspiring researchers in relevant fields of studies.