Grant List of 2003 Year


  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-26

    Program:

    Women

    Grant Number:

    13590

    Organization:

    Hope and Help, NGO

    Contact:

    Yenok Shatvoryan

    Grant Amount:

    $13,609.00

    Purpose:

    To foster reduction of risk of HIV/STD infection among women sex-workers in Yerevan by increasing awareness of the risks; to provide social rehabilitation to women sex-workers by organizing courses (for 20 people) for obtaining skills on different professions such as hairdresser, cook, waitress, secretary referent and alike





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-24

    Program:

    Women

    Grant Number:

    13593

    Organization:

    TRUST Social Work and Sociological Research Center

    Contact:

    Hasmik Gevorgyan

    Grant Amount:

    $33,680.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to provide gender education in 5 schools (100 school students; beneficiaries of the teacher's training and monitoring will be 15 new teachers and 30 teachers from previously trained groups); to conduct Women's Leadership Development Seminars (for 30 new participants and 50 participants from previously trained groups); to continue Women's Oral Histories Program by preparing for publication a book and airing radio programs based on the stories gathered during the program; to develop and publish Gender Study Manual based on conducted research and case studies on gender issues





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-03-07

    Program:

    Women

    Grant Number:

    505963TA51

    Organization:

    Armenian Association of Women with University Education

    Contact:

    Jemma Hasratyan

    Grant Amount:

    $1,098.00

    Purpose:

    For the attendance of four participants from Georgia and Azerbaijan in International Conference on "Consolidation of Democracy: Civil Society in Perspectives of Globalization" to be held in Tsakhkadzor, Armenia from 14 to 16 of March, 2003. The expenses will cover the travel and accommodation in Yerevan for 2 days





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-06-03

    Program:

    Step by Step

    Grant Number:

    13163

    Organization:

    "Step by Step" Benevolent Foundation

    Contact:

    Ruzanna Tsarukyan

    Grant Amount:

    $40,000.00

    Purpose:

    To cover administrative expenses for the following programmatic activities: to expand the high quality child centered teacher training geared to democratization of the teaching and learning processes in the educational system of Armenia; promote development of students’ free, independent, analytical thinking and meet the individual educational needs of each child in the classroom; focus on the educational needs of underserved children in all the regions of the country: children of socially disadvantaged families, children with disabilities, refugees, and other vulnerable groups; create a community of open-minded, democratic educators concerned about changing the whole school environment and making it meaningful and academically effective for students and teachers. Within the first reporting period (see the clause 7) a cross-programmatic cooperation strategy with Education Programs implemented in Armenia, particularly with the OSI support should be developed and submitted as part of the report





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-26

    Program:

    Publishing

    Grant Number:

    13569

    Organization:

    National Publishers Association

    Contact:

    Vahan Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    $9,840.00

    Purpose:

    For creation of Online and CD-ROM Books in Print C catalogue which will contain at least 6,000 titles currently available in the market; publishing of Print Catalogue in 300 copies print run once in a quarter





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-26

    Program:

    Publishing

    Grant Number:

    1117

    Organization:

    Hayastan, Publishing House

    Contact:

    Vahagn Sargsyan

    Grant Amount:

    $9,780.00

    Purpose:

    Translation from English into Armenian and publishing of 2 titles: 1.George Soros "Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism" - 322 pages, cover type paperback, format 1/16 of 60 x 84 cm, print run 300 copies; 2. Karl Popper "The Open Society and Its Enemies" - 420 pages, cover type paperback, format 1/16 60 x 84 cm, print run 300 copies. It is deemed that the remaining amount will be matched by the organization





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-26

    Program:

    Publishing

    Grant Number:

    1111

    Organization:

    Sargis Khachents Aibbengim, Publishing House, Ltd.

    Contact:

    Sergey Khachikoghlyan

    Grant Amount:

    $7,850.00

    Purpose:

    Translation from English into Armenian and publishing of 2 titles: 1. Immanuel Kant "Critic of pure reason" 880 pages, cover type paperback, format 198 x 127mm, print run 500 copies; 2. Emil Dunkheim "Les Regles De La Methode Sociologique" 170 pages, cover type paperback, format 1/16 198 x 127cm, print run 1000 copies (300 hardcover, 700 paperback). It is deemed that the remaining amount will be matched by the organization





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-06-23

    Program:

    Publishing

    Grant Number:

    1600

    Organization:

    Gitutyun, Publishing House

    Contact:

    Vache Hovakimyan

    Grant Amount:

    $4,965.00

    Purpose:

    For the publishing of the third volume of "History of Armenian Architecture" with 700 copies print run, 788 pages, 16 color and 70 black and white illustrations. This amount is 50% of the requested amount and it will be transferred to the organization on condition that "Gitutyun" Publishing House will secure the other 50% o the total requested amount





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-05-16

    Program:

    Publishing

    Grant Number:

    1115

    Organization:

    "DALL" Co. Ltd.

    Contact:

    Ashot Dallakyan

    Grant Amount:

    9547 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: translation into Armenian and publishing of 1,000 copies of George Henrik Von Wright’s “Explanation and Understanding”, estimated printing pages 304; cover type paperback; book format 200*135 mm, and translation into Armenian and publishing of 500 copies of Michael Dummett’s “The Logical Basis of Metaphysics”, estimated printing pages 400; cover type paperback; book format 150*227 mm. It is deemed that the remaining amount will be matched by the organization





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-03-18

    Program:

    Publishing

    Grant Number:

    506043HHK1-195

    Organization:

    Armenian Encyclopedia Editorial Office, SCJSC

    Contact:

    Hovhannes Ayvazyan

    Grant Amount:

    5000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: translation into Armenian and publishing of 1,000 copies of Hirst Paul's "Globalization in Question", paperback 227pages, format 230*154 mm. It is deemed that the remaining amount will be matched y the organization





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-03-18

    Program:

    Publishing

    Grant Number:

    513933HHK1-576

    Organization:

    Zangak-97, Ltd.

    Contact:

    Sokrat Mkrtchyan

    Grant Amount:

    $4,870.00

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: translation into Armenian and publishing of 1,000 copies of Thomas S. Kuhn's "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions", estimated printing pages 212; cover type paperback; book format 200*135 mm. It is deemed that the remaining amount will be matched by the organization





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-06-27

    Program:

    Publishing

    Grant Number:

    202

    Organization:

    Hayastan, Publishing House

    Contact:

    Vahagn Sargsyan

    Grant Amount:

    5000 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: translation from English into Armenian and publishing of 700 copies of Gellner, Ernest's book "Nation and Nationalism" print run 700, 150 pages. It is deemed that the remaining amount will be matched by the organization





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-09-30

    Program:

    Publishing

    Grant Number:

    1112

    Organization:

    Guitank A, Fund

    Contact:

    Alexander Aghabekyan

    Grant Amount:

    7890 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: translation into Armenian and publishing of 500 copies of Peter Collin's "Dictionary of Law, 1998, second edition", Format 200mm x150mm, Original print pages 258 book pages or 476 standard (1800 characters per page), printing pages estimate 304





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-11-28

    Program:

    Public Healt

    Grant Number:

    13124

    Organization:

    American University of Armenia

    Contact:

    Narine Movsisyan

    Grant Amount:

    25000 USD

    Purpose:

    To reduce smoking-attributable mortality and disability by lowering smoking prevalence in Armenian population; to strengthen existing tobacco control policy through introduction and adoption of strong and effective tobacco control legislation; to build awareness among top-ranked policy and decision makers in Armenia about the cost of smoking and options for tobacco control policy in the country; to promote public awareness on hazards of secondhand smoking through NGOs and mass media by educating them to develop broad-based popular support for smoking control policy





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-10

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    13519

    Organization:

    American University of Armenia

    Contact:

    Michael Thompson

    Grant Amount:

    26778 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue sustaining membership in the Association of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER) by participating in the annual conference and the Dean's Directors meetings to increase opportunities for networking, collaborative exchanges, and continuing professional education; to continue development of the School for Health Care Management and Administration (SHCMA)within the AUA's College of Health Science to become a national and regional asset through the development and provision of innovative educational offerings in modern medical management and administration concepts for Armenian and regional health care providers; to offer additional (free) session of E-Learning course on Health Planning to at least one hundred students during 2004 to complete the course; to plan hosting the 2005 ASPHER Annual conference; to support Faculty development by attending public health training courses to increase the discipline specific knowledge; to continue a service (on cost sharing basis) to compliment existing library resourses





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-11-28

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    1591

    Organization:

    Jah, Benevolent NGO

    Contact:

    Karen Babayan

    Grant Amount:

    20000 USD

    Purpose:

    For developing Evidence-based clinical standards for STI Management, adoption of National STI Guidelines based on international evidence-based standards, implementation of the adapted National Guidelines by providing training courses to physicians to promote best practice in STI diagnosis and patient care and to reduce the incidence of infection and drug resistance





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-11-28

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    13117

    Organization:

    International Center for Human Development

    Contact:

    Tevan Poghosyan

    Grant Amount:

    15000 USD

    Purpose:

    To build national capacity for Armenia policy makers and wider public in the use of contemporary information technology to increase public awareness and catalyze policy change necessary for the well analyzed economic evidence and creation of tobacco-free environment in Armenia; to prepare studies on economic issues related to tobacco control and present them in organized round tables, to create Armenian Internet Portal for the network to foster the fight against smoking





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-10-04

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    13478

    Organization:

    "Khnamk", NGO

    Contact:

    Vahagn Majinyan

    Grant Amount:

    8400 USD

    Purpose:

    The goal of the project is to promote full involvement and intergration of people with long term psychiatric problems and mental disabiltiies in community life by providing supported accomodation opportunities to people with long term mental health and mental disability problems; by building a network of governmental and non governmental organizations interested in solving the problems of people with mental health and mental disabiltiy problems, hence ensuring the sustainability of the project





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-10-16

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    13472

    Organization:

    Mental Health Foundation

    Contact:

    Karen Nahapetyan

    Grant Amount:

    16500 USD

    Purpose:

    The goal of the project is to provide social rehabilitation to people with mental disabilities and to prevent further development deseases by providing range of accessible and personalized services to users of the center; by organizing activiities for reintegration of people with mental health into community; by raising public awareness on mental disability issues





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-07-23

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    13153

    Organization:

    "Khnamk", NGO

    Contact:

    Vahagn Majinyan

    Grant Amount:

    7100 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to promote full involvement and integration in community life of people with long term psychiatric problems and mental disabilities; further raising public awareness on importance and achievements of the projects and advocating the projects to government top officials to contribute the projects; to work on sustainability of the project in terms of provision of facility and/or allocation of state of order





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-30

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    514483JH11-853

    Organization:

    FAR Fellowship Alumni's Association

    Contact:

    Anna Shirinyan

    Grant Amount:

    28224.85 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to establish newly designed effective measures of administration of Salzburg Medical program, hence improve health care services by updating the knowledge of medical specialists; to assist physicians achieve their goals by providing free information and education; to establish a network between the faculty members and the fellows have participated in Salzburg Medical seminars; to increase the number of doctors from regional hospitals who would participate in seminars by publicizing the information; to organize orientation meetings and seminars among Seminar Alumni and selected Salzburg Seminars' Fellows





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-26

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    13582

    Organization:

    School # 1

    Contact:

    Hasmik Hambardzumyan

    Grant Amount:

    5420 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to further develop community school model for serving local community and local students as well as provide services to neighboring schools by organizing teaching courses, particularly, telecommunication and IT training, educational, cultural and information services, entertainment activities as well as usage of computer, Internet resources and Electronic Contents on Physics, Geography, Chemistry and Biology in educational process with training and involvement of subject teachers. To further organize theatrical, literature and other activities for community members (students of the Branch of the State Engineering University of Armenia, Music School and Nursing College)





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-04-14

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    13135

    Organization:

    American University of Armenia

    Contact:

    Michael Thompson

    Grant Amount:

    36004 USD

    Purpose:

    For the organization of the seminar "Population-based approaches to graduate level public health education" to be held in Yerevan, Armenia, June 25-27, 2003. The purpose of the conference is to develop skills, techniques and templates for the rational design of Public Health curricula; engage in critical discussions of core public health competencies and teaching modalities; develop network and linkages for collaborative curriculum development and exchange of ideas





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-26

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    13570

    Organization:

    AIDS Prevention, Education and Care, NGO

    Contact:

    Artak Musheghyan

    Grant Amount:

    9400 USD

    Purpose:

    To reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS epidemic in Armenia by means of impacting on the most vulnerable risk group of injection drug users (IDUs) and by establishing non-discriminative attitude towards IDUs; to promote harm reduction approach by providing advocacy and information/ education activities on healthy behaviour, by conducting needle exchange activities; outreach work, peer education, as well as distributing sterile paraphernalia and condoms





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-26

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    13568

    Organization:

    Armenian Red Cross Society

    Contact:

    Ofelia Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    7804 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to reduce discrimination & stigmatization of IDU through advocacy campaign held by Armenian Red Cross Society (ARCS) with policymakers, community leaders and health care providers; to reduce vulnerability of 100 IDU to STI/AIDS/HBV/HCV through establishing needle exchange center and outreach work;to raise awareness of 100 IDU on safe behavior through information-educational campaign providing them with trainings on STI/AIDS prevention, printed educational materials;to increase non-discriminatory access of IDU to reliable medical examination and consultation through cooperation with related medical institutions;todecrease vulnerability of 10.000 young people to STI/ AIDS by 2005 through peer education, information – educational campaign





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-27

    Program:

    Public Health

    Grant Number:

    1590

    Organization:

    American University of Armenia

    Contact:

    Michael Thompson

    Grant Amount:

    72000 USD

    Purpose:

    To support up to six MPH fellowships in 2004-2005 at the College of Health Sciences of AUA from selected public health teaching programs in certain programs of the former Soviet Union (fSU) plus Mongolia for development of multidisciplinary modern PH education at the graduate level in selected teaching institutions in the fSU; to conduct an evaluation of the entire fellowship program at its completion, including the re-entry grant process, and indicators built into the fellowship program for that purpose (ref. item # 10 of OSI NY TOR); to provide financial support to each MPH fellow only if the identified fellow's profile meets both OSI and AUA criteria and the condition posed by OSI that the selected fellow be a faculty member of faculty-in-training at one of the OSI-supported institutions





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-23

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    13583

    Organization:

    School # 1

    Contact:

    Aregnaz Arakelyan

    Grant Amount:

    4330 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to further develop community school model for serving local community and local students as well as provide services to neighboring schools by organizing teaching courses, particularly, telecommunication and IT training, educational, cultural and information services for local school students, as well as students and teachers from nearest villages Eghegnut, Zartonk, Mrgashat, Aknalich and Mayisyan. The school will also continue further development of Aesthetic Education in the city of Metsamor





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-22

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    13589

    Organization:

    Educational Complex # 1

    Contact:

    Jemma Amirkhanyan

    Grant Amount:

    4020 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to further develop community school model for serving local community and local students as well as provide services to neighboring schools by organizing teaching courses, particularly, telecommunication and IT training, educational, cultural and information services for school students and teachers and community members; to further develop school's web site by involving 6 new schools including 3 rural ones; to organize round tables on Gender and Civic Education, Human Rights; and to prepare school newspaper to further develop community school model for serving local community and local students as well as provide services to neighboring schools by organizing teaching courses, particularly, telecommunication and IT training, educational, cultural and information services for school students and teachers and community members; to further develop school's web site by involving 6 new schools including 3 rural ones; to organize round tables on Gender and Civic Education, Human Rights; and to prepare school newspaper





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-18

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    13578

    Organization:

    School # 1 after Kh. Abovyan

    Contact:

    Gohar Movsisyan

    Grant Amount:

    5955 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to further develop community school model for serving local community and local students as well as provide services to neighboring schools by organizing teaching courses, particularly, telecommunication and IT training, educational, cultural and information services for: schools students and 18 IT teachers from villages Solak, Kakhsi and Lernanist





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-19

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    13579

    Organization:

    School # 5 after N. Sisakyan

    Contact:

    Svetlana Musaelyan

    Grant Amount:

    3560 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to further develop community school model for serving local community and local students as well as provide services to neighboring schools by organizing teaching courses, particularly, telecommunication and IT training, educational, cultural and information services for 265 people: 200 students (60 from neighboring schools); 20 teachers and 45 community members (25 medical doctors and 20 municipality officials)





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-29

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    13278

    Organization:

    Free Pedagogical Association,NGO

    Contact:

    Rafael Madoyan

    Grant Amount:

    17072 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to incorporate effective methods of using Information Communication Technologies (ICT) into 10 Community Schools involved in the OSIAF-Armenia National Education Program for further transformation of the selected schools into model-site schools based on the experience of Yerevan Schools # 43 and # 177 and College “Quantum” by conducting the following activities: development and implementation of the most effective forms of organizing school activities and using ICT in both education process and management; preparing a package of program products and manuals for distribution to schools; acting as a training center for exchange of experience, cadre improvement and providing consultations to school teachers and administrators; identifying the most objective criteria for evaluation of the efficiency of already established school-telecenters; and organizing joint seminars on “Civic Education” and “Cooperation Links between School and Community” (School # 43, Yerevan), “Training of Schoolteachers to Use Electronic Modules for Teaching Physics and Mathematics” (College “Quantum”), hosting, maintenance and further development of Interschool Web Portal





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-22

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    13580

    Organization:

    School # 145

    Contact:

    Zhanna Tadevosyan

    Grant Amount:

    5415 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to further develop community school model for serving local community and local students as well as provide services to neighboring schools (Yerevan Schools # 56 and # 82) by organizing teaching courses, particularly, telecommunication and IT training, educational, cultural and information services for 304 school students and teachers (248 school students, 32 teachers, 24 kindergarten teachers), and seminars for 360 community members to further develop community school model for serving local community and local students as well as provide services to neighboring schools (Yerevan Schools #56 and #82) by organizing teaching courses, particularly, telecommunication and IT training, educational, cultural and information services for 304 school students and teachers (248 school students, 32 teachers, 24 kindergarten teachers), and seminars for 360 community members





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-19

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    13586

    Organization:

    Lusntag, NGO

    Contact:

    Drastamat Khudaverdyan

    Grant Amount:

    8365 USD

    Purpose:

    To further support development of the community school model in Sisian region by organizing teaching courses, particularly, telecommunication and IT training as well as English language courses for school children and teachers, and community members in the region





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-02-13

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    512893CA51-1097

    Organization:

    Basic School of Gyumri Pedagogical Institute

    Contact:

    Levon Seghposyan

    Grant Amount:

    4620 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize a Winter Computer School for community unemployed members (two groups with 9 people in each, twice in a week); to organize English and Armenian courses using existing computer software and Internet resources (once in a week for the period of February-May, 2003), to create a web page for school children of Shirak region, to provide telecommunication services to the local community, to develop school-community relations with the purpose of school transformation into telecommunication center for community





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-06-11

    Program:

    National Education

    Grant Number:

    1603

    Organization:

    Yerevan State University

    Contact:

    Siranush Sargsyan

    Grant Amount:

    63982 USD

    Purpose:

    For the development and implementation of instrumental tools for supporting information technologies in educational process at secondary schools; development and creation of CD ROM courses on Law, Virtual Laboratory as a compliment of the 9th grade Chemistry, Biology and Chemistry for the 10th grade based on TeachArm technology; production of 300 copies of CD for each course; development of courses for distance learning and input to the environment of eLearningServer3000; provision of introductory training sessions for subject teachers and training for trainers in Yerevan and in two regions





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-11-28

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    13547

    Organization:

    Union of Journalists

    Contact:

    Astghik Gevorgyan

    Grant Amount:

    11300 USD

    Purpose:

    To continue enrichment of already created Armenian newspapers electronic archive for 8 months and to ensure its sustainability by transmitting the created electronic database to the Armenian Library Union Catalogue





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-10

    Program:

    Media

    Grant Number:

    13502

    Organization:

    Meltex, Ltd.

    Contact:

    Mesrop Movsisyan

    Grant Amount:

    19930 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize a series of talk-shows (ten weekly prime-time TV broadcasts) on socio-ecenomic development and democratization processes in Armenia. The talk-shows should be broadcast by "Armenakob", "Kyavar", "Hachn", "Tsayg", "Lusalik", "Lori TV" and "Alt" TVs. To provide expert assistance and to ensure objectivity of the programming an advisory board is to be established consisting of seven members





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-24

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    13619

    Organization:

    BAR Association of Armenia

    Contact:

    Vigen Kocharyan

    Grant Amount:

    30000 USD

    Purpose:

    For development and expansion of free legal aid services provided by your organization for vulnerable groups of population in Yerevan, Vanadzor, Ararat and Hrazdan, organization of trainings for lawyers working in marzes, implementation of regular monitoring. In the framework of the project the grantee will form a working group of legal experts and in cooperation and consultation with legal community will develop draft legislation and policies for free legal aid. Two round tables with participation of representatives from Ministry of Justice, lawyers unions and NGOs will be organized on issues of free legal aid regulation, also the organization in cooperation with the OSJI will organize training for local lawyers on strategic litigation issues. During the project implementation two legal cases will be selected and conducted as strategic litigation cases with appropriate recommendations. In the framework of the project 12 consultancies on frequently asked questions will be organized in regions and prisons. These groups include but are not limited to disabled, elderly, children, refugees, pensioner, women, prisoners and former prisoners. The services include both consulting and representation at the court





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-17

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    13581

    Organization:

    Legal Clinic, Yerevan State University, Law Department

    Contact:

    Armen Harutyunyan

    Grant Amount:

    25870 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue and develop students’ practical skills, to develop clinical curriculum, to prepare teaching manuals, to develop and include in curricula "Women's Right" course, to continue and develop “Law for All” clinical program and to promote the participation of the school teachers in the clinical program as well as contribute to their teaching experience by organizing training session and seminars at the Clinic on regular basis, to provide legal services to vulnerable groups of population. The Clinic should promote joint educational programs with the Law Department involving non-clinical professors and students into the work of the Clinic to facilitate the process of integration of the Clinical legal program into the University framework, to promote fundraising activities for seeking co-funding from other donors in the future and to start working on charge basis with other Universities to ensure financial sustainability of the Clinic and continue the regional cooperation with the Clinics for sharing information and experiences





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-06-13

    Program:

    Law

    Grant Number:

    1201

    Organization:

    Law Institute of Ministry of Justice

    Contact:

    Martin Zilfugharyan

    Grant Amount:

    20549 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize training courses on European and International standards and Human Rights principles for more than 120 security officials and special training sessions for more than 100 social and psychological officials of Armenian penitentiary system. The training sessions will be organized for 11 groups and 2 weeks for each group. The courses aim to retrain the officials of the penitentiary system in line with requirements of international standards. In the framework of the program professional manual will be prepared, published; international special manual will be translated and published. Two manuals, each of 500 copies, will be distributed among penitentiary system officials. Two short-term training sessions will be organized for employees of financial and human resource departments of penitentiary institutes





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-10-30

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    13313

    Organization:

    UNDP Armenia

    Contact:

    Lise Grande

    Grant Amount:

    8150 USD

    Purpose:

    For purchase of 10 computers for the UNDP's newly established ICT Center at the National Academy of Science





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-10-31

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    13293

    Organization:

    InfoGroup, NGO

    Contact:

    Aram Akheyan

    Grant Amount:

    11395 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to deliver basic ICT trainings for school teachers. Number of students: 120 students (2000 people/days)





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-10-30

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    13333

    Organization:

    Troy Soft, Ltd.

    Contact:

    Armen Kirakosyan

    Grant Amount:

    11920 USD

    Purpose:

    For development and operation of Armenian Search website on a basis of ABBYY retrieval and morphology engine. The website must be able to provide efficient search and indexing capabilities in Armenian, Russian and English languages. Website domain must be registered to OSIAF Armenia





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-10-31

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    13175

    Organization:

    Internet Society of Armenia

    Contact:

    Armen Nazaryan

    Grant Amount:

    24185 USD

    Purpose:

    Provide advanced network administartion on Windows 2000 server training for 180 students from secondary schools serving as community telecenters (120 students - from OSI schools, 60 students - from Project Harmony schools)





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-22

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    13290

    Organization:

    State Engineering University of Armenia

    Contact:

    Eduard Manukyan

    Grant Amount:

    35630 USD

    Purpose:

    For the development of English-Armenian and Armenian-English machine translation. System should work in a real time mode and be freely accessible in the Internet under HTTP protocol within not less than 5 years from the date of the end of the grant period. Translation process should include the syntactic and morphological analysis of the initial text. The system should provide a possibility to connect specialized thematic and user dictionaries created both by the developer, and users. There should be an option to translate formatted texts, including Microsoft Word, RTF and HTML documents of web pages from English on the Armenian language and back with preservation of source formatting. The developed software must be an open source product according to Open Source Definition (OSD v.1.9 http://opensource.org/docs/def_print.php), and distributed under the terms of the General Public License version 1.9 (GPL v.1.9 http://www.opensource.org/licenses/gpl-license.php). The funding of the project will be divided in six two-month periods; after each period the funding will continue only upon formal approval of product testing by the expert committee selected by the OSIAF Armenia and the Eurasia Foundation. In case of negative testing results the porject funding will be suspended. By the end of funding the full documentation of the developer, including the detailed block diagram and machine codes of all components of system, should be placed on the server and be freely accessible to the organizations wishing to continue or build on the project independently. The Eurasia Foundation has decided to grant State Engineering University of Armenia $35,000 (thirty five thousand US Dollars) for the above mentioned period and purpose





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-07-11

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    13103

    Organization:

    Central Public Library of Stepanavan

    Contact:

    Emilia Keghinyan

    Grant Amount:

    9103 USD

    Purpose:

    For the establishment of community Telecenter in Martuni, installation of computer center intranet and connection to Internet, organization of lessons on basic computer literacy for 300 students during 12 months - duration of each course 7days, training of librarians – 1 librarian in Internet Society of Armenia Center and 4 librarians at Electronic Publishing Center





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-07-11

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    1638

    Organization:

    Martuni Central Library

    Contact:

    Lida Aleksanyan

    Grant Amount:

    8750 USD

    Purpose:

    For the establishment of community Telecenter in Martuni, installation of computer center intranet and connection to Internet, organization of lessons on basic computer literacy for 300 students during 12 months - duration of each course 7days, training of librarians – 1 librarian in Internet Society of Armenia Center and 4 librarians at Electronic Publishing Center





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-07-11

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    13091

    Organization:

    Centralized Library System of Dilijan

    Contact:

    Aida Aproyan

    Grant Amount:

    8411 USD

    Purpose:

    For the establishment of community TeleCenter in Dilijan, installation of computer center intranet and connection to Internet, organization of lessons on basic computer literacy for 480 students during 10 months - duration of each course 5 days, training of librarians – 1 librarian in Internet Society of Armenia Center and 4 librarians at Electronic Publishing Center





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-07-11

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    13112

    Organization:

    Verishen Public Library

    Contact:

    Marat Dadunts

    Grant Amount:

    9380 USD

    Purpose:

    For the establishment of community Telecenter in Verishen, installation of computer center intranet and connection to Internet, organization of lessons on basic computer literacy for 90 students during 6 months - duration of each course 5 days, training of librarians – 1 librarian in Internet Society of Armenia Center and 2 librarians at Electronic Publishing Center





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-07-11

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    13115

    Organization:

    Koghb Cultural Center

    Contact:

    Arman Ter-Arsenyan

    Grant Amount:

    7738 USD

    Purpose:

    For the establishment of community Telecenter in Koghb, installation of computer centre intranet and connection to Internet, organization of 11 lessons on basic computer literacy for 220 students during 10 months - duration of each course 3 days, training of librarians – 1 librarian in Internet Society of Armenia Center and 4 librarians at Electronic Publishing Center





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-24

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    13571

    Organization:

    The Union of IT Enterprises

    Contact:

    Armen Shahverdyan

    Grant Amount:

    10935 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to localize into fully featured Armenian version of ‘open source’ office suite Open Office 1.1 both for Windows and LINUX; to translate the help files into Armenian; to provide training and seminar series for organizations, government bodies and for future trainers; to publish and distribute 1,000 copies of Open Office CD (500 copies of both version for Linux and Windows)





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-24

    Program:

    Internet

    Grant Number:

    13554

    Organization:

    State Engineering University of Armenia

    Contact:

    Benjamin Janpoladyan

    Grant Amount:

    13520 USD

    Purpose:

    For basic ICT, distance education, web design training sessions for 100 Secondary school teachers (80 teachers from Yerevan - 4 courses 20 people each, 20 teachers from Gyumri - 2 courses 10 people each)





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-24

    Program:

    I*EARN

    Grant Number:

    13618

    Organization:

    Republican Children Library after Khnko Aper

    Contact:

    Ruzan Tonoyan

    Grant Amount:

    19100 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to continue development of teaching and cultural upbringing methods in the framework of I*EARN Program in Armenia; to further develop and expand national I*EARN network adequate to the ideology, conception, and structure of the International I*EARN Program; to provide propaganda on ideas and principles of I*EARN Program in mass media; to conduct on-line forums (involving 20-22 teachers from all regions of Armenia, new schools-participants, as well as Community Schools Models funded by the OSIAF-Armenia





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-09-30

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    13254

    Organization:

    Yerevan State University, Chair of Psychology

    Contact:

    Varduhi Papoyan

    Grant Amount:

    4990 USD

    Purpose:

    For development and implementation of the new academic course entitled "Psychology of Tolerance Conscesnious". The course will be incorporated in the curriculum of Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology Department at Yerevan State University (total number of hours - 60)





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-09-30

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    13243

    Organization:

    Institute of Linguistics Affiliated with National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia

    Contact:

    Anjela Manukyan

    Grant Amount:

    4940 USD

    Purpose:

    For development and implementation of the new academic course entitled "Basics of Information Technology in Linguistics". The course will be incorporated in the curriculum of Philology Department at Yerevan State University





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-09-30

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    13252

    Organization:

    Republic Psychological Center of Yerevan, NGO

    Contact:

    Suren Gyumishyan

    Grant Amount:

    4735 USD

    Purpose:

    For development and implementation of the new academic course entitled "Theory and Practices of Interactive Methods of Teaching". The course will be incorporated in the curriculum of Department of Psychology and Pedagogy at Yerevan State Pedagogical University after Kh. Abovyan and Department of Pedagogy at Yerevan State University (total hours - 70-72)





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-05-20

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    1599

    Organization:

    Association of Women with University Education

    Contact:

    Jemma Hasratyan

    Grant Amount:

    8840 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop and introduce state educational standards for gender education in higher educational institutions and to develop standards for major "Introduction to Gender Theory". In the course of the project policy and new concept for gender education standardization will be developed to further institutionalize it at higher educational institutes





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-05-15

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    1586

    Organization:

    State Engineering University of Armenia

    Contact:

    Armen Budaghyan

    Grant Amount:

    10571 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to create and implement an European Credit Accumulation & Transfer System for State Engineering University of Armenia (SEUA) Doctoral Program and to develop on its basis a "Western-style" concept for organization and management of the graduate study process by the end of the project





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-11-19

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    13557

    Organization:

    Yerevan State Institute of Economics

    Contact:

    Armen Chughuryan

    Grant Amount:

    3630 USD

    Purpose:

    For development of the course "Higher Education Management" and teaching of that course at Yerevan State Economic Institute; training of teaching staff (10 people) to teach the course; to publish educational manual on Higher Educational Management (500 copies). The Foundation requires to submit the content of the course as an interim report before the probation of the course at the Institute





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-08-29

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    13273

    Organization:

    Yerevan State Linguistic University after V. Bryusov

    Contact:

    Gayane Gasparyan

    Grant Amount:

    15525 USD

    Purpose:

    For development and Implementation of four new courses: "Introduction in Journalism"; "History of Armenian Mass Media"; "History of International Journalism"; and "Professional Mastery". The courses will be incorporated in the curriculum of International Journalism Department at Yerevan state Linguistics University after V. Brysov (total number of hours - 192)





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-10-29

    Program:

    HESP

    Grant Number:

    13380

    Organization:

    Scientific and Educational Center for National Development, NGO

    Contact:

    Gayane Ghukasyan

    Grant Amount:

    19903 USD

    Purpose:

    To organize a two-week summer school on Ecology and Environment Protection in June-July, 2004 (invited lecturers are from Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and Armenia, and participants are from Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Central Asia cuntries, and from the regions of Armenia); to introduce educational course entitled “Environmental Management”; to raise professional skills of 25 participants - young specialists (masters, aspirants, lecturers, and alike) on Ecology and Environment Protection





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-10-24

    Program:

    East East

    Grant Number:

    13194

    Organization:

    New Armenia, Humanitarian Support Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Eleonora Manandyan

    Grant Amount:

    8680.56 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of an international seminar-discussion “State policy towards children’s neglect: reality and necessity”, which will take place in Yerevan - Tsaghkadzor from 23 to 26 November 2003. The goal of the meeting is to discuss and work out recommendations for state policy development in the field of fighting children’s neglect through learning the experience of governmental and non-governmental organizations from other NIS and CEE countries operating in the field. The worked out recommendations will be submitted to the corresponding state/local authorities for approbation with the further goal to contribute to formation of state system of prevention of children’s neglect. Participants from Bulgaria, Estonia, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and Slovenia are expected to participate in the workshop





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-10-16

    Program:

    East East

    Grant Number:

    13195

    Organization:

    Armenian Atlantic Association

    Contact:

    Tevan Poghosyan

    Grant Amount:

    9700 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of a seminar “Regional Security and Role of Youth in Peace Building” of young representatives of North Atlantic Treaty Associations’ NGOs from South Caucasus, CEE and CIS countries, taking place in Yerevan, Armenia, from 11 to 12 November, 2003. The goal of the seminar is to discuss possibilities for building strong links between Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan through Partnership for Peace programs and participation of youth representatives of North Atlantic Treaty Associations’ NGOs in the process. The seminar will be devoted to the development of partnership among participating organizations by involving them in conducting public policy research joint projects on security sectors. Three individuals from each participant country - Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine, are expected to attend the seminar





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-09-15

    Program:

    East East

    Grant Number:

    13193

    Organization:

    Caucasus Center for Peace-Making Initiatives

    Contact:

    Georgy Vanyan

    Grant Amount:

    8805 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of the international workshop “International Experience concerning the Office of Human Rights Ombudsman”, taking place in Yerevan, Armenia, from 10 to 11 October, 2003.The goal of the project is to facilitate discussion over current draft of Armenian law on Human Rights Ombudsman with participation of acting Ombudsmen or their representatives from different CIS and CEE countries, to create opportunity for transfer of knowledge and experiences in the field of Ombudsman institution working mechanisms, to raise public awareness among Armenian officials, parliamentarians and civil society on Ombudsman institution. Participants from Hungary, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Romania, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan are expected to participate in the workshop





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-08-21

    Program:

    East East

    Grant Number:

    1513

    Organization:

    Civil Society Institute

    Contact:

    Artak Kirakosyan

    Grant Amount:

    10390 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: for organization an international workshop "Penitentiary System and Public Monitoring", taking place in Tsakhkadzor, Armenia, from 4 to 6 October, 2003. The goal of the project is to facilitate effective implementation of public monitoring of penitentiary institutions in Armenia through discussion of mechanisms, tools and working principles of Public Monitoring Group and exchange of experiences among human rights organizations from CIS and CEE countries working in the sphere of penitentiary system. Participants from Bulgaria, Poland, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus are expected to participate in the workshop





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-10-02

    Program:

    East East

    Grant Number:

    13197

    Organization:

    Armenian Ecotourism Association

    Contact:

    Zhanna Galyan

    Grant Amount:

    7443 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of the international workshop “Ecotourism in Mountain Regions – influence on Natural and Cultural Diversity”, which is planned to take place in Yerevan, and Gegharkunik and Tavush regions from 27 to 29 October 2003. The objective of the project is to summarize the experience of sustainable tourism development in the Caucasian countries and enrich it with successful experience from other CIS countries and Eastern European countries, thus prepare a basis for establishing the regional policy in the sphere of sustainable ecotourism development. Participants from Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine are expected to participate in the workshop





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-03-31

    Program:

    East East

    Grant Number:

    503513FA31

    Organization:

    Mental Health Foundation

    Contact:

    Arman Vardanyan

    Grant Amount:

    11000 USD

    Purpose:

    For support of mental health reforms as a part of social service system through organization of the International Conference “Social Partnership in Mental Health”, which will take place in Yerevan, Armenia on May 1-3, 2003. The goal of the project is to facilitative exchange of experience between Armenia, Lithuania, Poland, Estonia, Georgia, Bosnia &Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Romania in the area of establishment of community based mental health services and building the links between NGO sector and the government particularly in the area of allocation of state/local government funding in the NGO sector. Ten partner NGOs from mentioned countries will be asked to nominate one representative of NGO and one representative of local/national government to participate in the Conference. In total 20 people from 8 countries of the region and 30 Armenian participants from state agencies and NGOs will be invited to attend the event. An on-line forum will be organized to discuss issues raised during the Conference for all interested. Conference materials will be translated into Armenian and English and will be posted on the forum web site





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-07-10

    Program:

    East East

    Grant Number:

    1570

    Organization:

    Zinvori Mayr, NGO

    Contact:

    Greta Mirzoyan

    Grant Amount:

    5430 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of the international workshop “Military Service: Alternative Approaches”, taking place in Yerevan, Armenia, from 18 to 19 September 2003. The goal of the project is to discuss the current state of military service reform in Armenia and the region, to present civil society organizations, parliamentarians and military officials the existing international experience in the field, to expertise the circulating draft of the Law “On Alternative Military Service”, and to develop recommendations to be considered by the Parliament in the future discussions of the law. Participants from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine are expected to participate in the workshop





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-06-04

    Program:

    East East

    Grant Number:

    1612

    Organization:

    Union of Journalists of Armenia

    Contact:

    Astghik Gevorgyan

    Grant Amount:

    10542 USD

    Purpose:

    For organization of international round table “Civil Initiatives as Guarantee of Democratic Elections” taking place in Yerevan, Armenia, July 1-4, 2003. The goal of the project is to summarize the outcomes of civil initiatives held in Armenia during presidential and parliamentarian elections in 2003 and to share the findings, practices and methods with participants from Azerbaijan and Georgia, where accordingly presidential and parliamentarian elections are approaching. Participants from Russia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Latvia, Romania, and Bulgaria are also expected on the round table to bring experience of their countries in civil activities at the time of elections





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-09-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    1568

    Organization:

    "Team" Research Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Naira Badalyan

    Grant Amount:

    12780 USD

    Purpose:

    To continue operation of the created informative-searching web page www.meeting-point.am in Armenian, Russian and English languages, to carry on the established public reception providing free Internet service to those who lack it, to advertise this searching service initiative through local and Diaspora media, to create a web database of Armenians searching each other, to publish monthly loose leaves to newspapers in two languages and to create a database of relative searching Internet recourses. Also to create the TV version of the project with third party funding





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-09-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    13346

    Organization:

    Yerevan Center for Peace and Democracy, NGO

    Contact:

    Armen Minasyan

    Grant Amount:

    9451 USD

    Purpose:

    To organize interactive educational events at 13 secondary schools of Gegharquniq region (ten from urban and three from the rural communities). To raise the target group’s awareness of human rights and freedoms, their protection mechanisms, the process of implementation of the commitments Armenia has undertaken to meet





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-09-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    13203

    Organization:

    Paradigm 2000, NGO

    Contact:

    Gagik Galikyan

    Grant Amount:

    15030 USD

    Purpose:

    To finalize curricula development on "Philosophy for Children" and present a petition for the insertion of the course to secondary school core curricula, do conduct interactive educational events at six secondary schools on democracy, freedom, family, cooperation etc. and to develop teaching materials for retraining teachers on "Philosophy for Children". The course is aimed at development of critical thinking, communication and analytical skills of senior schoolchildren





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-09-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    13324

    Organization:

    Scientifical-Juridical Charitable Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Astine Alaverdyan

    Grant Amount:

    9074 USD

    Purpose:

    To organize interactive educational events on human rights at Hrazdan ( # 11 & 12), Artavaz and Meghradzor secondary schools, to raise the target group’s awareness of the commitments Armenia has undertaken to honor by joining the Council of Europe, to organize quiz trials, olympiads and competitions on human rights, to create educational database on teaching human rights through interactive educational events, to arrange senior schoolchildren’s participation in real Court trials. The organization will cooperate with the regional judicial authorities and the regional representative of Educational Reforms Centre





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-09-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    13286

    Organization:

    Caucasus Center for Peace-Making Initiatives

    Contact:

    Georgy Vanyan

    Grant Amount:

    11530 USD

    Purpose:

    To organize interactive educational events at 8 secondary schools (3 regional and 5 Yerevan schools) through establishment of “school Ombudsman institute” model, to publish three additional editions to the youth newspaper “16” devoted to human rights and commitments that Armenia has undertaken by joining the Council of Europe, to organize an Olympiad on human rights, to publish a special booklet on Ombudsman institute





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-09-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    13344

    Organization:

    Teachers Union of Goris, NGO

    Contact:

    Artashes Torozyan

    Grant Amount:

    8718 USD

    Purpose:

    To raise professional knowledge and methodological skills of human rights teachers at nine secondary schools in Syunik region through composing methodological manuals, to prepare training materials on interactive teaching methodology and retrain the human rights teachers at the target schools, to organize interactive educational events and a competition on Human Rights, to organize on-line discussions on Armenia’s commitments undertaken by joining the Council of Europe participated by senior schoolchildren, community members and human rights teachers, to organize a competition among nine schools on the best web page highlighting Armenia’s commitments implementation process, to put the developed materials on the web page www.syunikedu.am, to organize nine round tables on human rights participated by schoolchildren, teachers and community members, to publish articles in local newspapers and to air TV programs by local TVs on human rights





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-09-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    13340

    Organization:

    Arena of Education, NGO

    Contact:

    Ruzan Movsisyan

    Grant Amount:

    10131 USD

    Purpose:

    To organize interactive educational events on human rights at 33 secondary and 3 special schools of Gyumri, Azatan, Akhuryan, Marmashen, Maisyan, Hovuni and Beniamin through round tables, seminars and other interactive educational methods, to establish a “School Ombudsman” model-institute at 33 secondary schools, to involve senior schoolchildren from three special schools in the “School Ombudsman” activities, to raise awareness of the commitments that Armenia has undertaken by joining Council of Europe and its implementation process, to inform the target group about the perspectives of Constitutional Amendments, to raise the target group’s awareness of national and international legal environment and mechanisms of human rights protection





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-04-23

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    509923UA51-1372

    Organization:

    Republican Children Rehabilitation Center

    Contact:

    Susanna Nersisyan

    Grant Amount:

    6000 USD

    Purpose:

    For: to develop disabled children’s physical and intellectual abilities through regular rehabilitation treatment; to provide psychological assistance to the families with disabled children; to promote integration of disabled children and their families into society; to conduct training courses for the parents of disabled children with the aim to educate families and specially the healthy children in the family





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-04-23

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    521913UA51-1527

    Organization:

    Association of Psychologists

    Contact:

    Arshak Gasparyan

    Grant Amount:

    5900 USD

    Purpose:

    For: to provide secondary education and classes of wood-processing for prisoners in order to help them acquire a profession (handicraft) and make the best use of the time in prison: to help them find a job after they have been set free from prison; to set up a wood-processing studio where prisoners will master the craft; to set up a library; to teach the prisoners introductory courses on legal and economic fields which will ease their further integration with the society; to involve prisoners who already have a profession in the teaching process





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-04-23

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    521873UA51-1530

    Organization:

    International Accountancy Training Center Educational Fund

    Contact:

    Metaksya Harutyunyan

    Grant Amount:

    4312 USD

    Purpose:

    For providing training courses for refugees. The courses will cover the following fields: computer training, accounting, economic, and legal and tax fields operating in the country which will allow them to better understand the needs of the labor market; to help the refugees to integrate smoother in the social life through provision of Armenian and English language classes. The total number of beneficiaries is 60





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-04-23

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    5222383UA51-1557

    Organization:

    Social Dialogue Center

    Contact:

    Gohar Tadevosyan

    Grant Amount:

    4980 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to carry out a social risk assessment in Abovyan; to strengthen and leverage impact of development programs by dissemination of knowledge and skills on social risks management; to identify potential risks and risk factors, perform analysis and evaluation of risks and elaborate a concept plan for social risk management at the community level; to publish and disseminate 100 copies of Project results among Ministry of Social Security, local government bodies, interested state bodies, ministries





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-04-23

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    520243UA51-1414

    Organization:

    Corporate Governance Center

    Contact:

    Ashot Yeghiazaryan

    Grant Amount:

    2000 USD

    Purpose:

    For: to activate the participation of small shareholders in the system of corporate governance of joint-stock companies; to announce a day of “open doors” for small shareholders; to organize and carry out seminars for small shareholders in the marzes (regions) with participation of local government, business and mass media representatives; to provide free consultations for about 150 persons on key issues related to activities of small shareholders. All the materials will be published and placed on the web site of the Center: www.corpgov.am





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-04-23

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    519693UA51-1394

    Organization:

    Socio-Economic Analysis and Consulting

    Contact:

    Nune Yeghiazaryan

    Grant Amount:

    3450 USD

    Purpose:

    For: to create a Guide on participatory development which will serve as a tool for capacity building for NGOs; to introduce a common platform of participatory development accepted by the NGO community; to consolidate and use the accumulated NGO experience and knowledge of the situation and introduce main principles of project design, formulation, monitoring, evaluation and program approach in participatory development; to promote the dialogues within the NGO community as the most organized component of civil society and further evolve consensus building among the three main sectors of cooperation: civil society, international community and the government





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-04-23

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    515393UA51

    Organization:

    Association of Investigative Journalists

    Contact:

    Sara Petrosyan

    Grant Amount:

    3650 USD

    Purpose:

    For: through journalistic publications find out the vulnerable and isolated groups in twelve communities of Kotayk marz in order to provide them with an opportunity to express their concerns; to investigate whether social services and benefits are directed appropriately and whether they actually reach the vulnerable and poor families; to contribute to the targeted social assistance services to the rural population and extension of their accessibility; to strengthen relations between the administrative centers and the community





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-09-30

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    13456

    Organization:

    Institute for Civil Society and Regional Development

    Contact:

    Aghavni Karakhanyan

    Grant Amount:

    600 USD

    Purpose:

    To edit and publish the materials of the international conference on “Shaping an Environment for Peace, Stability, and Confidence in South Caucasus. The Role of International Security Organizations” held on April 25-26 2002





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-04-23

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    519163UA51-1377

    Organization:

    Armenian National League Against Epilepsy

    Contact:

    Vahagn Darbinyan

    Grant Amount:

    5190 USD

    Purpose:

    For: to raise awareness about medical, social and psychopathological aspects of epilepsy among medical personnel, caregivers, kindergartens and school community; to train community members to obtain skills of safety behavior; to conduct a comprehensive assessment of social problems for designing an intervention program and services; to identify and create volunteers self-help groups to help persons with epilepsy to develop social skills





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-11-18

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    1569

    Organization:

    Civil Society Institute

    Contact:

    Artak Kirakosyan

    Grant Amount:

    14994 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: 1) to continue operation of the human rights portal www.hra.am raising public awareness of human rights and its protection mechanisms through Internet, 2) to prepare weekly articles on human rights issues and conduct interviews with HP organizations, 3) to create a special section within human rights portal where on-line queries on human rights could be submitted and answers would be provided by professional specialists in the field, 4) to conduct weekly, monthly and quarterly surveys on human rights and its protection in Armenia and publish the findings in print media and put the information on portal





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-22

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    13528

    Organization:

    Armenian International Policy Research Group, NGO

    Contact:

    Mais Vanoyan

    Grant Amount:

    9500 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: review and analysis of different methodologies and approaches to issues of citizen participation in local self-government and decision-making in Armenia; based on the review and analysis, propose an Armenia-specific approach to participatory development; presentation and discussion of the proposed methodology in a seminar with participation of international experts; development of a set of policy recommendations (package plan) to be offered to local self-government officials through series of seminars-roundtables to be held in ten Marzes of Armenia





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-26

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    13596

    Organization:

    "Asparez" Journalists' Club, NGO

    Contact:

    Levon Barseghyan

    Grant Amount:

    13400 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to organize four seminars on “Freedom of Information Law”, “The Law on Mass Information”, “Ombudsman Institution”, “European Human Rights Institutions”, “NGOs” and “Local Self-Governance” in Gyumri, Vanadzor, Alaverdi and Stepanavan participated by local NGOs, media organizations and other community activists; to purchase and deliver professional literature to the organizations participating in the seminars; to screen and broadcast ten informative TV clips; to organize and broadcast sixteen talk-shows in Gyumri, Vanadzor, Alaverdi and Stepanavan participated by local NGO and media representatives, local and Yerevan-based experts, representatives of local self-governance and regional authorities





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-26

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    13520

    Organization:

    Information Systems Development and Training Center, NGO

    Contact:

    Grisha Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    10900 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop a model of municipal informational system based on Charentsavan municipality and instill it into Charentsavan and three other communities; to develop a policy-paper on “Strategy of local self-governmental bodies informatization and organization of local informational communities” and present it to the Government’s consideration; to present and discuss the developed model and strategy with local authorities and other parties interested, to coordinate the activities towards the adoption of the developed strategy; to work out a program for providing on-line training and consultation to local self-governmental bodies employees





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-26

    Program:

    Civil Society

    Grant Number:

    13490

    Organization:

    Armenian Center for Political Studies and Training, NGO

    Contact:

    Arayik Navoyan

    Grant Amount:

    15100 USD

    Purpose:

    For the following purposes: to develop an Armenia-specific concept of life-long learning; to work out a set of policy recommendations and institutionalization mechanisms aimed at incorporation of the concept of life-long learning into educational reforms Test





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-24

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    13383

    Organization:

    Research on Armenian Architecture, NGO

    Contact:

    Samvel Karapetyan

    Grant Amount:

    9145 USD

    Purpose:

    For development of online database of Armenian historic monuments with searching, sorting and online updating capabilities. Technical task of development of the online database will be carried out by a company/group of programmers to be selected through a tender. The database in two languages (Armenian and English) will be hosted and tested at www.armenianarchitecture.am. Data of 200 architectural monuments including 1000 high-quality pictures will be entered into the database in the course of the project





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-24

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    13431

    Organization:

    "Hope, Faith, Love" Non-Governmental Charitable Organization

    Contact:

    Anahit Vahradyan

    Grant Amount:

    6380 USD

    Purpose:

    For involving disabled children from Stepanavan and neighboring villages in artistic activities through participating in integrated groups of drawing, music, literature and theatre, art history and applied arts. Each group will consist of 20 children and will have two-hour classes twice a week. Performances and exhibitions of children works, followed by teacher-parents seminars, will be also organized in the course of the project





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-24

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    13429

    Organization:

    Lusatsir, NGO

    Contact:

    Manya Khachatryan

    Grant Amount:

    7138 USD

    Purpose:

    For involving 183 disabled children from Noyemberyan and neighboring villages in artistic activities. Four integrated groups will have two-hour classes of drawing, needlework, music, singing, dancing, literature and theatre once a week. A three-day exhibition-festival will be organized by the end of the project to summarize the works of beneficiaries. The festival will also host the beneficiaries of similar initiatives from Stepanavan and Gyumri





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-12-19

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    13391

    Organization:

    Kamk ev Korov, NGO

    Contact:

    Mary Pahutyan

    Grant Amount:

    6000 USD

    Purpose:

    For strengthening capacity of the mime theater and ceramic studio of hearing-impaired youngsters through improvement of their exhibition and performing potential and positioning in the market of applied and performing arts. The project activities include preparation and performance of five new mime miniatures with involvement of 20 beneficiaries, organization of exhibition-sales of ceramic and art works of 30 studio attendees, shooting of a video clip and publishing of booklets, and carrying out a market research in the field of theater and ceramic art





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-11-29

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    13228

    Organization:

    "NorEon" Creative Center

    Contact:

    Mariam Hakobyan

    Grant Amount:

    5000 USD

    Purpose:

    For strengthening the institutional capacity of Art Resource Center established within “NorEon” Creative Center in cooperation with “Sagarel” Art Gallery. During the project 8 solo and group exhibitions will be organized and booklets and PowerPoint presentations of those exhibitions will be prepared for the participating artists and organizations. 12 newsletters, each in 200 copies, containing announcements on international art events, as well as the terms and conditions of participation and deadlines will be prepared and distributed among about 200 Armenian artists during the project period. In the framework of the project Art Resource Center will also provide the artists with assistance in arranging their solo or group exhibitions, publishing exhibition booklets, as well as having high-quality slides and photos of their artworks required for submission to international art events





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-11-27

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    13394

    Organization:

    Youth for Achievements, NGO

    Contact:

    Tigran Karapetyan

    Grant Amount:

    8000 USD

    Purpose:

    To involve 253 schools connected to internet throughout Armenia into children artworks virtual contest through application of modern information-communication technologies. The project activities include development of an online submitting tool and a rating module on “Colours of Childhood” website which will be hosted on www.colours.am domain. Five best artworks from each school will be submitted to www.colours.am using the tool. The artworks will be placed in rating module and will be available for rating for a 7-day period. After 15 weeks all the artworks will be rated and the best artworks from each school will be presented in “Colours of Childhood” website. An exhibition of the best artworks will be organized





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-11-28

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    13205

    Organization:

    Cadence Music Center

    Contact:

    Arman Padaryan

    Grant Amount:

    9496 USD

    Purpose:

    For continuation and development of art management courses program with an ultimate goal to establish the Art Administration Department at Yerevan State Linguistic University after Brusov. The project objectives are: to train a group of 20 young students pursuing careers in arts management and art service organizations in both public and private sectors; to establish and actively improve the awareness of Armenian art managers and producers of the contemporary demands in profit and non-profit arts management, marketing, PR, and production; to create preconditions for foundation of Arts Administration Department at YSLU. The courses will be held twice a week during 8 months





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-11-14

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    13397

    Organization:

    "AbideWeb Technologies", LLC

    Contact:

    Samvel Amiraghyan

    Grant Amount:

    6045 USD

    Purpose:

    For designing, development and maintenance of the official web-site of the Union of Artists of Armenia which will allow to present the Union, its members and their artworks online, to provide information about the events in the arts field as well as to organize virtual exhibitions. The web site will be published in Armenian, Russian and English and will contain the following directories: About Us; News/ Announcements; Members; Exhibition; Galleries and Museums; Partners; Contacts. Project activities include: creation of the site and its administration tools, domain registration, purchasing and installation of equipment at the Union of Artists of Armenia, providing a training course for the staff responsible for the use and exploitation of equipment and the web site tools, supervising activities of the Union staff and providing technical assistance and consultancy, promotion of the web site through the internet and mass media





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-11-28

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    13392

    Organization:

    Unison, NGO

    Contact:

    Nara Baghdasaryan

    Grant Amount:

    7174 USD

    Purpose:

    For creation of virtual museum of Komitas. The virtual museum in three languages (English, Armenian and Russian) will be placed at www.komitas.am and will be submitted to the leading search engines. The site will be promoted through ongoing PR campaign, advertising in mass media and organization of a press conference-presentation





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-09-29

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    13204

    Organization:

    Armenian Association of Film Critics and Cinema Journalists

    Contact:

    Susanna Harutyunyan

    Grant Amount:

    6360 USD

    Purpose:

    For creating an on-line Cultural Portal/Forum on the base of “Arvest” on-line magazine focusing on cultural policy issues. The goal of the project is to facilitate involvement of the cultural third sector in elaboration and implementation of efficient cultural policy through providing expertise and open discussion of cultural legislation. The project includes activities in two directions: 1. Assessment and public debates over the law “Basic Principles of Legislation on Culture" and the draft law “On State Support to Film Production Industry” and conduction of two round tables; 2. Creation of Cultural Portal/Forum covering permanent news and analytical updates on cultural issues, cultural policy documentation (legislation, reports, recommendations, best international practices in cultural policy, etc.), database of important state, private and nongovernmental cultural institutions, information about OSI-funded and other projects and initiatives in the field of arts and culture. The portal will include interactive tools enabling on-line membership, discussions and submission of materials and comments





  • Date of Grant Letter:

    2003-09-30

    Program:

    Arts&Culture

    Grant Number:

    1580

    Organization:

    The Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art

    Contact:

    Edward Balassanian

    Grant Amount:

    20000 USD

    Purpose:

    For development, extension and strengthening the regional activities of the organization. The grant is not a single project grant; it is aimed at promoting organization’s regional role as facilitator of artistic and cultural exchange, as a stakeholder and as a knowledge-transmitter in the field of arts and culture. The followings activities will be carried out within this grant: at least 3 practicing contemporary art curators and/or critics, one from each South Caucasian country will visit each of the 3 capitals together to conduct seminars on issues, problems and ideas concerning organization and presentation of avant-garde art of their respective countries with the aim to stimulate interaction, exchange of ideas, and debate between specialists and artists of the region. They will also conduct studio visits for selection of artworks for a three-way group exhibition of avant-garde artists to be held in Yerevan, Tbilisi and Baku within the frames of the grant. A post-exhibition catalogue with circulation of 500 copies, containing the presentations, conclusions of the seminars and outcomes of the exhibitions will be published. A joint exhibition of avant-garde art from Armenia, Greece and Iran on the theme of “Encounter of Contemporary Artists of Ancient Civilizations” is to be organized in Yerevan, Tehran and Athens. During the period of this grant booklets, bulletins and other publications containing information about organization and the Regional Development Grant will be published and distributed with fund-raising purposes