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[ANSEF]: ANSEF Chair Meets with Grantees in Yerevan.

September 24, 2010

Yervant Terzian, chairman of FAR’s Armenian National Science and Education Fund recently met with FAR staff and several current ANSEF scholars at FAR’s Yerevan office. They discussed ANSEF’s web portal, current projects, scientific development in Armenia, fundraising challenges and sustainability. The meeting was a good opportunity for ANSEF grantees and Dr. Terzian, a renowned Cornell University astrophysicist, to get acquainted with one another.

This year, ANSEF received 217 applications, primarily from those who wish to pursue work in the physical sciences. About 25 of those applicants will ultimately be selected.

Scientific research in Armenia is typically under funded and as a result many researchers must look outside their nation’s borders to find means of support for their work. ANSEF combats this drain by providing yearlong $5,000 research grants to a select number of Armenia’s top scientists whose findings contribute to innovation.

Yervant Terzian (third from right)
visits FAR’s Yerevan Office

Yervant Terzian at FAR 1.JPG

Credit: FAR Staff


[ANSEF]: “The Magnificent Universe” Lecture by ANSEF Founder & Chair Yervant Terzian.

September 24, 2010

[ANSEF]: President Serzh Sargsyan Awarded International Prize in Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Related Sciences.

September 21, 2010

On September 17, President Serzh Sargsyan awarded the 2010 Viktor Hambartsumyan International Prize in Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Related Sciences to the famous Swiss astrophysicist professor Michel Mayor and two of his team members, Garik Israelian and Nuno Santos.

Outstanding scientists from various countries of the world attended the National Academy of Sciences meeting.

ANSEF Research Council Chairman, world famous astrophysicist Prof. Yervant Terzian, delivered one of the speeches that evening.

Yervant Terzian at NASA’s General Meeting

V. Hambartsumyan International Prize 1.JPG

Credit: Felix Arustamyan

Yervant Terzian at NASA’s General Meeting

V. Hambartsumyan International Prize.JPG

Credit: Felix Arustamyan

Nuno Santos, Michel Mayor, & Garik Israelian

Viktor Hambartsumyan International Prize 2010.JPG

Credit: Felix Arustamyan


[ANSEF]: Lilit Yeghiazarian Meets ANSEF Recipients.

July 23, 2010

On July 20, Lilit Yeghiazarian, PhD and ANSEF Research Council member, met with current and former ANSEF grant winners at FAR’s Yerevan Office. The group discussed ways to improve the ANSEF program, including how to better coordinate the work of different scientific groups, as well as how to properly handle feedback and communication between ANSEF’s Research Council and the scientists who are submitting proposals.

Lilit emphasized the importance of giving young researchers the opportunity to not only pursue, but also improve their work so that they can be a part of Armenia’s next generation of competent scientists. She also thanked everyone for their great contribution, their devotion, and for the high quality of their work.

ANSEF scientists also made suggestions on how to improve the quality of ANSEF and expressed their deep gratitude to the ANSEF Research Council for their support.

Lilit Yeghiazarian met with ANSEF Grant recipients at the Yerevan office


Credit: FAR Staff


[Web Wrap]: Science and Civic Action.

July 9, 2010

Via ArmeniaNow

A statue honoring renowned astrophysicist Victor Hambardzumyan is finally being unveiled in Yerevan. The statue had been erected in December, but was covered because of nearby café construction. The civic organization “We Own our City” protested against the presence of cafes obscuring the view of the honored scientist’s statute. Now, the café construction has been stopped while improvements are being made on the park.

Please continue reading here.


Copyright: Nazik Armenakyan via ArmeniaNow


[ANSEF]: Full list of 2010 Armen Avanessians ANSEF Awards released.

March 4, 2010

The ANSEF Review Board – with the help of 36 referees – has finished a three month long review of a total of 192 submitted proposals. The Board has identified the 27 proposals with the highest scores as the recipients of the ANSEF 2010 awards.

Click here to read the full list of awardees.


[ANSEF]: 2010 ANSEF Grant Presentations and Press Conference held at FAR Yerevan Office

February 3, 2010

FAR’s ANSEF grants are in high demand in the Armenian scientific community.  Last year, 192 scientific proposals were submitted to the ANSEF Grant Research Council for review.  After reviewing the submission pool, the ANSEF council, under the leadership of Dr. Yervant Terzian, selected 27 research groups to be awarded grants of 5,000 USD each in 2010.

A Young Scientist Accepts his Grant

Credit: FAR Staff

It should be noted that this year, there was a remarkable number of young scientists among the recipients of the ANSEF grants. Physical Research Institute Scientist Artur Ishkhanian mentioned that “ANSEF has made a great contribution to the sciences in Armenia.  FAR’s ANSEF Program plays a decisive role by introducing new standards and new approaches to scientific research in Armenia.” FAR would like to express it deepest gratitude to Dr. Yervant Terzian and the ANSEF Grant Research Council, and also to Mr. Armen A. Avanessians, ANSEF’s generous benefactor, for their patriotic initiative and continuous efforts.

FAR 2010 ANSEF Grant Recipients

Credit: FAR Staff