Two candidates approved under the "Material and Equipment Purchase Support" Program 2012

The "Material and Equipment Purchase Support Program" announced in 2012 is a result of cooperation between The National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies (NFSAT) and Armenian International Women’s Association (AIWA).

The eligible candidates for the competition were young, female scientists, who have been NFSAT grantees during 2010 and 2011 . Two out of eight candidates were selected on a competitive basis.

The grantees are:
  1. Roksana Zakharyan from the Institute of Molecular Biology NAS RA,
  2. Sofia Aidinyan from the Institute of Chemical Physics NAS RA.

Each grantee has an opportunity to receive a maximum of 1000 USD for the purchase of equipment and materials, which will contribute to an efficient continuation their research.


The NFSAT Armenia Virtual Science Library Program became a reality

On 29 November 2011, U.S. Ambassador Heffern welcomed the launch of the Armenia Virtual Science Library (AVSL), an efficient Internet portal that provides a convenient, single point of access for research articles written by scientists in Armenia and around the world. The system is the result of a U.S.-Armenian partnership involving several organizations. It is available from more than 80 universities and research institutions throughout Armenia, and provides a comprehensive means for faculty, students, researchers, laboratory technicians, and technology innovators to explore cutting-edge scientific knowledge.

The AVSL makes more than 10 million documents available to Armenia's research community from a variety of sources, including Springer Journals and E-books, the Directory of Open-Access Journals, the Fundamental Scientific Library of the Academy of Sciences, ArXiv.org, CalTech University, CiteSeer, Cogprints, Eprints, HighWire Press, Lund University, and Ghent University. It will also provide search and download of articles from collections such as JSTOR, OARE, AGORA, HINARI, and eIFL by subscription. In addition, Thomson-Reuters will make its Web of Science database nationally available for a two month trial period. The AVSL system can also accommodate the addition of new journal subscriptions over time as the needs and interests of Armenia?s research community evolve.

The U.S. Government supports the AVSL program through CRDF Global and the U.S. Department of State in close collaboration with Armenia's Ministry of Education and Science, the State Science Committee, and the National Academy of Sciences Fundamental Scientific Library.

For more information about the Armenia Virtual Science Library and CRDF, please visit ArmeniaVSL.org and crdfglobal.org.

Seven applications approved for the grants under the NFSAT 2011 Travel Fellowship Program.

December 13, 2011. Under the 2011 Armenian Travel Fellowship and Follow-on Grants Program (TFP), the National Foundation for Science & Advanced Technology (NFSAT) and CRDF Global selected seven applicants to receive a travel fellowship for research visits to the United States.

TFP provides opportunities for young scientists and engineers to:
  • Identify and develop new contacts, which will promote further collaboration between Armenian and U.S. scientists;
  • explore their research ideas using the facilities of modern and well-equipped U.S. laboratories;
  • receive training on modern scientific equipment; and
  • advance their research activities and increase their visibility in the international research community.
Seven out of fourteen applications were selected on a competitive basis after an independent expert review of applications by Armenian and U.S. expert reviewers.
The grantees will visit research labs for up to three months, and will receive up to $8,000 to cover their transportation costs, living allowances, visa fees, health insurance, and other travel-related expenses.
Upon return to Armenia, the grantees will be eligible to apply for follow-on awards of $5,000 each for a period of up to one year to continue developing collaboration with their U.S. partners.

Armenian PI U.S. Host Institution Topic
1. Aleksanyan Artur
Yerevan State University
Boris Yakov Zeladovich University Of Central Florida, Orlando, F Polarizer-free displays using highly effective polarization gratings and diffractive wave plates
2. Gevorgyan Davit
IFOC of scientific-Technological Centre of organic and pharmaceutical Chemistry, NAS
Gregory Melikian Emory University, Atlanta, GA Physical features of biopolymers: glassy and non-equilibrium aspects
3. Gogyan Anahit
Institute of Physical Research, NAS
Dmitry Budker University of California, Berkeley, CA Magneto-optical nonlinear effects with cold atoms confined in a hollow-core fibre
4. Gogyan Smbat
Institute of Mathematics, NAS
Stephen Dilworth University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC Convergence of weak greedy algorithms for multivariate Haar Systems
5. Panosyan Hovik
Yerevan State University
Brian Hedlund University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV Study of diversity of Archaea in terrestrial hot mineral springs distributed on the territory of Armenia based on molecular and culture-dependent methods.
6. Verlinsky Sergey
State Engineering University of Armenia
Pier Marzocca
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
A dislocation based stress developed in lithium-ion battery materials
7. Zeytunyan Aram
Yerevan State University
Wise Frank William Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Study of self-similar pulse evolution in a fibre laser, aimed at generating broadband parabolic similaritons and their temporal compression to obtain few-cycle optical pulses.

On November 23-26 NFSAT, together with ELSEVIER B.V representatives, has organised presentation seminars for all interested researchers, scientists and students, which give the opportunity to get information on the basic directions and contents of the information included in the ELSEVIER databases.
All workshop materials provided by Ahmed Rostom, Development Manager of ELSEVIER Publishing Foundation are available here: demo.pdf    SciVerse_SD_Armania.pdf


The List of grantees awarded in the framework of "Graduate Research Support Program-2010" competitions of The National Academy of Science (NAS RA), The National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies (NFSAT) and the U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF Global)


Graduate Research Support Program
ECSP-10-01 Andranik Chavushyan Institute of molecular biology NAS RA
ECSP-10-02 Anna Mkrtchyan Institute of biotechnology NAS RA
ECSP-10-05 Sergej Abrahamyan Institute of informatics and automations problems NAS RA
ECSP-10-07 Andranik Durgaryan Institute of biochemistry NAS RA
ECSP-10-10 Rafael Mirzoyan Institute of physical research NAS RA
ECSP-10-17 Tigran Pogosyan Institute of radiophysics and electronics NAS RA
ECSP-10-18 Melania Grigoryan Institute of radiophysics and electronics NAS RA
ECSP-10-04 Gohar Tsakanova Institute of molecular biology NAS RA
ECSP-10-09 Lilit Hovhannisyan Institute of molecular biology NAS RA
ECSP-10-13 Arsen Sahakyan Institute of Organic Chemistry STCOPHCH NAS RA
ECSP-10-14 Ruben Sargsyan Institute of physical research NAS RA



Grant Administration Workshop for Early Career Support Program-2009

On January 21, 2010 NFSAT held a workshop devoted to the management of the awards in the frames of "Early Career Support Program-2009" competition of the National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies (NFSAT), the U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation and the State Committee of Science (SCS MES RA).
25 People participated in the workshop. Head of Department for Organizing Scientific Activity of the SCS MES RA Dr. Levon Mardoyan participated in the workshop also.
The aim of the workshop was to familiarize the young grantees with the award general conditions, their rights and responsibilities.
NFSAT program director Aleksandr Khachunts provided with detailed explanations concerning the submission of requests, quarterly reports and other questions.


List of grantees awarded in framework of "Early Career Support Program-2009" competitions of
The State Committee of Science, of the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia (SCS MES RA), The National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies (NFSAT) and the
U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF).


Graduate Research Support Program (Category A)
ECSP-09-01 Karapet Mkrtchyan Physics, YerPhI
ECSP-09-57 Pavel Muzhikyan Physics, IPhR NAS
ECSP-09-82 Karine Hakobyan Chemistry, YSU
ECSP-09-85 Anahit Gogyan Physics, IPhR NAS
ECSP-09-70 Roksana Zakharyan Biology, IMB NAS
ECSP-09-39 Armen Gharibyan Material, SEUA
ECSP-09-50 Aram Zeytunyan Physics, YSU
ECSP-09-53 Diana Antonosyan Physics, YSU
ECSP-09-17 Sofiya Aydinyan Chemistry, YSU
ECSP-09-69 Bagrat Mailyan Physics, YerPhI
ECSP-09-31 Flora Sarukhanyan Biology, BchI NAS


Start-up Activities Support Program (Category B)
ECSP-09-36 Kristine Margaryan Biology, YSU
ECSP-09-94 Vadmin Ohanyan Physics, YSU
ECSP-09-72 Babken Avchyan Physics, YSU
ECSP-09-93 Arpine Geolchanyan Chemistry, YSU
ECSP-09-08 Lev Ananikyan Physics, YerPhI
ECSP-09-80 Armen Galstyan Chemistry, YSU
ECSP-09-42 Vahe Tadevosyan Physics, YSU
ECSP-09-13 Khachatur Manukyan Biology, YSU

On October 16, 2009 NFSAT organized a proposal writing seminar for interested potential applicants on ECSP 2009 competition. The goal of the seminar was to describe all critical points in proposal writing. More than 40 participants from 10 scientific and educational organization participated in the seminar. During the seminar the participants received training on how to write a technical proposal, how to follow proposal guidelines and methods to develop budget as well as they got answers to the questions they were interested in.


The new partnership between NFSAT and US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides opportunities for Armenian scientific groups, which have technologies that can be developed, matured, delivered and commercialized or validated as a standard within a 3 year period.


The list of the High-Priority Technology Needs.
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The Formation of  AESA-NFSAT Joint Committee.

During the meeting on Dec. 05, 2006, the AESA (Armenian Engineers and Scientists of America) council unanimous
Mr. Sarkis Barkhoudarian has gladly volunteered to assume the chair position for this committee. Therefore, he will be the person in charge of keeping the AESA-NFSAT line of communications open.
 
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We would like to announce that one of our grantees of Short-Term Travel Grant Program 2006-2007 (TGP-5) Andranik Durgaryan (Master?s student of Yerevan State University) was awarded a Diploma (2nd prize) for the participation in young scientists reports competition in the III International Symposium on "Problems in Biochemistry, Radiation and Space Biology", which took place on January 24-28, 2007 in Dubna, RF. The topic of his presentation was "The in vitro Micronuclei and FISH techniques application on human fibroblasts and peripheral blood lymphocytes after X-rays irradiation".

NFSAT wishes Andranik to achieve more success in his further research and education!


Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts and Sciences, Bentley College.
Details of the fellowship, including the eligibility and deadline are given below.

Title Postdoctoral fellowship in the arts and sciences
Sponsor Bentley College
Abstract The Center for the Arts and Sciences at Bentley College is offering Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Arts and Sciences for academic year 2007-08. Recent PhDs in the humanities, social sciences, mathematics and the natural sciences are invited to apply.
The fellowship will allow emerging scholars to complete work on a project related to the center’s annual theme and to engage in intellectual exchange with Bentley faculty and students. The Center encourages interdisciplinary projects and in particular work that connects the arts and sciences to business disciplines.
The theme for 2007-2008 is Equalities and Inequalities, visit website for more information.
Amount Note The fellow will receive a total stipend of $40,000 (the NEH rate) for the nine-month residency as well as health insurance, office space, and borrowing privileges at Bentley College as well as at research libraries in the Boston area.
Eligibility Candidates must have the doctorate in hand at the time the fellowship begins and may not have received their doctoral degree earlier than September 2004.
Application Deadline 1 March 2007
Contact details 245 Adamian
Bentley College
Waltham, MA 02452
How to Apply Candidates should send their completed application which includes six hard copies of all of the following:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • a project title and one-page abstract of the research and writing you will undertake as a postdoctoral Fellow in the Arts and Sciences at Bentley College
  • a detailed statement of the research or writing that you will complete as a fellow. The statement should show the project’s objectives, significance, methodology, and relation to the Center’s theme. The statement may not exceed ten double-spaced pages, but can include a bibliography
  • an article- or chapter-length writing sample, either published or in manuscript
  • a brief statement of teaching interests and one-page descriptions of at least two seminars closely tied to your research that would be of interest to Bentley undergraduates
  • two letters of recommendation
URL for more information http://www.bentley.edu/arts-sciences-center/postdoctorate_fellowship.cfm

University Centers of Excellence Program (UCEP) 2007

The National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies (NFSAT), Yerevan State University (YSU), and the U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF) announce the University Centers of Excellence Program (UCEP). UCEP will support the establishment of University Centers of Excellence (UCE) in the basic and/or natural sciences at Yerevan State University.

Each UCE will integrate research into the academic curriculum, increase research opportunities for students and junior scientists, and support advanced, high quality research and openly accessible laboratory facilities that stimulate institutional collaborations within Armenia and internationally.

Grants under the UCEP program will be awarded via a merit-based, internationally peer reviewed competition under the terms of this program announcement, and up to US$300,000 will be available to fund up to three grants. Each 24-month grant will be for up to $100,000, with 50% of the funding to be spent on major equipment purchase and 50% to be spent on other costs as detailed in the Budget Requirements in Section VII.

The deadline for proposal submission to NFSAT and CRDF is 18:00 Armenian time on 2 April 2007. The competition results will be announced in August 2007. more ...

Promoting Innovative Programs from the Developing World:
Towards Realizing the Health MDGs in Africa and Asia.


This is a 3 year USD 5.9 million project which involves conducting extensive international standard impact evaluations and cost-effectiveness analyses of both about-to-be-launched and ongoing health and health-related programs from the developing and transition world.

As a project participant you will receive funds (ranging from US $75,000 to US $250,000) for conducting an international standard impact evaluation research project and will benefit from high-quality mentoring and interaction with international experts, networking with researchers from around the world, and development of program evaluation skills and expertise in best-practice impact evaluation techniques.

I urge you to participate in this project and submit a proposal to be an independent evaluator of programs.

The last date for submissions is November 17, 2006. The detailed call for proposals and guidelines for submission are available on: http://www.gdnet.org/middle.php?oid=1095

Thank you for your continued interest and support. I look forward to your participation in this project and request you to disseminate this information to your colleagues.

With my very best wishes,
Lyn Squire
President
Global Development Network

Address for registered mail and courier:
2nd Floor, West Wing, ISID Complex
Plot No. 4, Vasant Kunj Institutional Area
New Delhi - 110 070
INDIA
Web: www.gdnet.org

NFSAT's website won in the second All-Armenian e-Content Award in e-Science nomination.

Already for the second year the All-Armenian e-Content Award is organized in Armenia, allowing our country to present its contribution to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) with Armenia's profound and unique tradition. The award is aimed at the recognition of outstanding achievements in creation of the best Armenia (Armenians) related electronic content resources from all over the world. The project is connected with the framework of The World Summit Award (WSA) of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

The All-Armenian e-Content Award has the following categories in the framework of The World Summit Award (WSA): e-Learning, e-Culture, e-Science, e-Government, e-Health, e-Business, e-Entertainment, and e-Inclusion: special category.

The first best in each category receives the opportunity to take part in the World Summit Award.

NFSAT received a certificate for the best result in e-Science nomination during the award ceremony which took place on September 29, 2006.


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NFSAT and CRDF announce awards under "Graduate Research Support Program" Competition

The National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies (NFSAT) and the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) are pleased to announce the results of the "Graduate Research Support Program" (GRSP) competition. NFSAT and CRDF received 57 eligible proposals for this competition. According to the international independent peer-reviewed assessments of each project the following 26 post-graduate students (aspirants) will receive grants under this competition up to $5,000 each:

Ani Tshantshapanyan Institute of Applied Problems of Physics of NAS supervisor - E. Ghazaryan
Hayk Poghosyan Institute of Mechanics of NAS supervisor - L.Aghalovyan
Gegham Zakharyan Yerevan State University supervisor - R. Hakobyan
Smbat Tonoyan Institute of Informatics and Automation Problems of NAS supervisor - M.Harutyunyan
Simon Zhamkochyan Yerevan Physics Institute supervisor - A.Margaryan
Babken AvchiyanYerevan State University supervisor - H.Avetissyan
Lev Ananikyan Yerevan Physics Institute supervisor - N.Ivanov
Vardan Dallakyan State Engineering University of Armenia supervisor - R.Vardanyan
Rafayel Barkhudaryan Institute of Mathematics of NAS supervisor - A.Nersesyan
Karo Khachatryan Yerevan State University supervisor - Y.Avetisyan
Gevorg Vardanyan Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics of NAS supervisor - A.Yeremyan
Levon Manukyan Institute of Molecular Biology of NAS supervisor - A. Boyajyan
Aren Khoyetsyan Institute of Molecular Biology of NAS supervisor - A. Boyajyan
Emil Gazazyan Institute of Physical research of NAS supervisor - A.Papoyan
Artak Tovmasyan Yerevan State Medical University supervisor - R.Ghazaryan
Vardan Gevorgyan International Scientific-Educational Centre of NAS supervisor - A. Sargsyan
Narek Sisakyan Institute of Physical research of NAS supervisor - Y.Malakyan
Hovik Hayrapetyan UNESCO CLSIPEC supervisor. - S.Ayrapetyan
Artur Reymers Yerevan Physics Institute supervisor - A.Chilingarian
David Mheryan Institute of Mechanics of NAS supervisor - M.Belubekyan
Eva Grigoryan Institute of Chemical Physics of NAS supervisor - S.Kharatyan
Mihran Yamukyan Yerevan State University supervisor - S.Kharatyan
Gevorg Harutyunyan Institute of Applied Problems of Physics of NAS supervisor - A.Aramyan
Levon Matevosyan Molecule Structure Research Centre of NAS supervisor - R.Tamazyan
Gurgen Khachaturyan Institute of Applied Problems of Physics of NAS supervisor - A.Mkrtchyan
Ruzan Sokhoyan Engineering Center "Mashtots" of NAS supervisor - A.Ishkhanyan


The NFSAT and the CRDF will provide 12 months of support to these post-graduate students (aspirants) in the Republic of Armenia.


"Electronic Research Articles for Armenian scientific infrastructure" 2006-2008
National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies announces about extension of the "Electronic Research Articles for Armenian scientific infrastructure" program to be implemented at Yerevan State University.
This program gives the Armenian scientific and educational communities free electronic copies of research articles requested by researchers from the top-ranked and worldwide known libraries and scientific databases located in Europe and the USA.
All the interested researchers may apply for scientific articles to the Yerevan State University Library in person or by email:
elpub@ysu.am
The program is due from August 1, 2006 till July 31, 2008.

Short-Term Travel Grant Program for Armenian Scientists and Engineers (TGP-5) 2006
On a competitive basis, the National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies (NFSAT) will provide up to US$2,500 each to promising scientists and engineers from the Republic of Armenia to facilitate their participation in international meetings of scientific and engineering professional societies in the United States and Europe .

The major goal of this activity is to encourage the integration of Armenian scientists with the international scientific community through participation in international scientific meetings and conferences.

The duration of this program is approximately one year starting August 1, 2006 and ending July 31, 2007, or until funding has been exhausted. With the requested funds, NFSAT hopes to support at least 14 grants of approximately US$2,500 each, depending on the location of the scientific meetings. The Short-Term Travel Grant Program is carried out under an award provided to NFSAT by the U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF).

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International Scientific Meetings and Conferences Support (ISMCS) Program (2006-2007) 2006
The National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies (NFSAT) will sponsor, on a competitive basis, international scientific meetings or conferences to be held in Armenia on a topic in the basic or applied sciences and which will be organized at Armenian research organizations with "non-profit" juridical status.
The main goals of this initiative are to promote the integration of Armenian scientists and engineers with the international scientific community and to improve the contacts that existed between scientists and engineers of the South Caucasus countries before the break-up of the former Soviet Union. It is NFSAT's hope that such scientific contacts will help reduce political tensions in the region.
A key NFSAT criterion for support will be the participation of scientific representatives from a large number of FSU countries and Europe.
The International Scientific Meetings and Conferences Support Program is carried out under an award provided to NFSAT by the U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF), in support of the International Scientific Meetings Support Program 2006 (ISMSP).

Applications for this program must be submitted to NFSAT at least 45 calendar days prior to the intended date of the conference, according to the submission guidelines below, but no later than July 15, 2007, or until the funds available for this program are exhausted.

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National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies (NFSAT)
U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF)

Graduate Research Support Program (GRSP)
Program Announcement

On a competitive basis, the National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies (NFSAT) and the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation will provide 12 months of support to post-graduate students (aspirants) in the Republic of Armenia who receive awards under this competition. These grants will be up to $5,000 each: $2,000 for individual financial support and $3,000 for research and travel expenses.

The goal of this program is to provide early-career Armenian investigators (aspirants) involved in full-time research the following:

  1. the ability to concentrate solely on full-time graduate study
  2. funds to perform high-quality research in the field of basic science
  3. the opportunity to become more integrated in the international scientific community by participating in international conferences, workshops and meetings
All support will be based on independent peer-reviewed assessments of each project and will be determined by the scientific merit of each application.

The deadline for GRSP proposals to be submitted is 18:00 on 15 May 2006.

For questions about the proposal submission process, or for further information about this program, please contact NFSAT office:
NFSAT contact person:
Ms. Anna Baghramyan,
Senior Program Manager
Tel: 28-81-92
anna@nfsat.am








International Collaboration Opportunities For
Research and Technology Development in Armenia

The Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG), in collaboration with the National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies (NFSAT), held a conference, entitled "International Collaboration Opportunities for Research and Technology Development in Armenia", in the "Hrazdan" hotel from January 24 to 25, 2006.

The conference was opened by the president of the National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies, Harutyun Karapetyan, who welcomed the participants and wished them productive work.
Deputy Minister A. Sahradyan from the Ministry of Education and Science as well as Colonel D. Balayan from the Ministry of Defense delivered their speeches to the participants.
The representatives of the Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG), Dr. Robert Kennedy, Tiffany Ferguson, Dr. John Johnson, Dr. Michael Milligan, Colonel John O'Neil, advised the participants of the structure of their organization and the directions of scientific collaboration between two countries.
Pro-rector of Yerevan Sate University, E. Chubaryan, introduced the main directions of the activities realized at the University. Along with his speech, the senior staff of YSU made more detailed reports on the activities of the University.
Academician Radik Martirosyan, the director of the Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics of NAS, RA, first thanked NFSAT for organizing the conference, and afterwards presented the activities carried out at the Institute.
On the whole, 170 representatives from 34 scientific organizations participated in the conference, including 18 Institutes of NAS, RA, 3 senior Universitites of the republic, and 13 other scientific organizations.
Together with 30 oral reports, about 60 posters of various subjects were presented as well.

Number of participants - 177
Oral reports - 30
Posters - 63
Number of institutions - 34
Institutes of NAS RA - 18
Universities - 3
Other scientific organizations - 13
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THE WINNERS OF " ARMENIAN-U.S. BILATERAL GRANTS PROGRAM IV" (BGP IV)


N Armenian PI Arm. Institution Project Title US PI US Institution
1 Ivanyan Mikayel Center for the Advancement of Natural Discoveries using Light Emission Wake Fields and Impedances Study for Brilliant Light Sources Heifets, Samuel A. Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)
2 Ioannisyan Ara Yerevan Physics Institute Models for particles masses and mixing, probing extra dimensions with neutrinos and their oscillations. Mohapatra, Rabindra Nath University of Maryland, College Park
3 Nanagyulyan Siranush Yerevan State University Phylogeographical and systematic investigation of ectomycorrhizal fungi in Armenian forests. Kropp, Bradley Ray Utah State University
4 Kurtikyan Tigran Molecular Structure Research Center NAS Armenia Identifying Reactive Intermediates in the Mechanism of Catalytic Oxo-Transfer Reactions Performed by Metalloporphyrins Goodwin, John Alan Coastal Carolina University
5 Sedrakyan David Yerevan State University Gravitational Waves from Isolated Stellar Configurations Benacquista, Matthew John Montana State University
6 Kokanyan Edvard Institute of Physical Research NAS Armenia Periodically poled lithium niobate crystals - application to wavelength-conversion devices Malovichko, Galina Montana State University
7 Nersessian Armen Yerevan State University Quantum mechanics models for higher-dimensional quantum Hall effect Nair, Parameswaran City College of New York
8 Rostomyan Eduard Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics NAS Armenia Research on overlimiting Electron Beam Interaction with Plasma in Systems for High Power Microwave Generation Schamiloglu, Edl University of New Mexico
9 Poghosyan Armen Institute of Physical Research NAS Armenia Development of p-type transparent conducting zinc oxide thin films and p-n homojunctions by sol-gel method for photovoltaics and optoelectronics Li, XiaoNan National Renewable Energy Laboratory
10 Hovsepyan Ruben Institute of Physical Research NAS Armenia Patterned ferroelectric thin film and 3D integrated optical elements preparation by modified sol-gel technology Guo, Ruyan Pennsylvania State University
11 Shirinyan Hovsep Institute of Physical Research NAS Armenia Method of visualization of superconducting properties of thin flat HTS materials based on a single-layer flat coil technique Polyanskii, Anatolii University of Wisconsin

AWARD UNDER BASIC RESEARCH IN ARMENIAN UNIVERSITIES PROGRAM

Yerevan, 10 December, 2005 - National Foundation of Science and Advanced Technologies announces the results of the competition titled "Basic Research in Armenian Universities". The project named "Synthesis of Organic Polymers" presented by the State Engineering University of Armenia (PI - Anahit Tonoyan) has been provided with an award comprising $300,000. Four projects had been presented to the competition. Two of them were from the State Engineering University of Armenia, and the others, correspondingly, from the Yerevan State University and the Yerevan State Medical University.
The choice was bilateral, based on scientific and administrative opportunities, as well as peer review. In accordance with the terms and conditions of the competition, 50% of $300,000 will be covered by NFSAT (which has received an amount of $150,000 from U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation for the realization of the program). The other 50% will be provided by the Ministry of Education and Science of RA ($90,000) and by the University, the project of which has won at the competition ($60,000).