The ADVANCE STEM Research grant program sets ground for development of scientific directions in STEM-related fields in Armenia. This pioneering platform invites distinguished scientists from all around the world to lead new teams comprised of ambitious Armenian researchers. The experience and network these emerging Armenian researchers gain in the program boosts their professional growth, enables effective global collaboration, and significantly increases research output in target fields. The comprehensive financial and logistical support provided by FAST and its partners works toward putting Armenia on the map of cutting-edge scientific research worldwide.
We provide 2 to 4-year grants to the research groups formed in Armenia around a project proposed and led by a distinguished scientist from abroad called an international Principal Investigator (PI). Priority is given to research projects both in the field of AI/ML and in other STEM-related disciplines with the use of AI.
Aiming to foster inter-institutional and interdisciplinary connections, we put together diverse and multi-faceted research groups, where there is a lot to learn from each other. We encourage qualified and motivated researchers from any institution in Armenia and beyond to apply. Please note that researchers holding administrative positions in the government and/or top management or leadership positions at academic institutions are welcome to apply but are not eligible for monetary compensation. Eligibility for travel of such team members can be considered if justified by the project needs. You can find out more about our projects and open calls in the “Research Projects” section.
The research is conducted primarily in Armenia. The PIs both visit Armenia and supervise the group’s work remotely. The PIs also teach at local universities, helping to nurture aspiring researchers in relevant fields of study.