Undoubtedly, it would be difficult to make a definite assessment of NFSAT's activities at this early date, for only the future can be the unbiased judge. Nevertheless, with regard to its declared goal of securing a place for Armenian science in the international arena, and with the results achieved to this day, it seems we can nonetheless speak of some success. NFSAT's effectiveness, which you can judge by the contents of this website, is derived from the fact that our support is based exclusively on the scientific merit of projects, and from three guiding principles of our work -legality, transparency and equality.

 
Performance Measures

1.  We submit our work to annual independent audits in accordance with International Standards:
  • Independent Auditor's Report
          (Projects NFSAT-02-2000, GTA LLC, Yerevan, 23 February, 2004)
  • Independent Auditor's Report
          (Projects NFSAT-03-2001, GTA LLC, Yerevan, 23 February, 2004)
  • Independent Auditor's Report
          (Projects NFSAT-03-2001, GTA LLC, Yerevan, 10 April, 2005)
  • Independent Auditor's Report
          (Projects NFSAT-004 through 009 and 014, GTA LLC, Yerevan, 10 April, 2005)
  • Independent Auditor's Report
          (Projects NFSAT-004 through 017 and SCI-01000-SC-05, GTA LLC, Yerevan, 26
         April, 2006)
  • Independent Auditor's Report
          (Projects NFSAT-03-2001, NFSAT-4 through 022 and SCCRP, GTA LLC, Yerevan, 10 April, 2007)
  • Independent Auditor's Report
          (Projects NFSAT-03-2001, NFSAT-004 through 026, and SCCRP, GTA LLC, Yerevan, Dec. 31, 2007
  • Independent Auditor's Report
          (NFSAT Activities 2008, Baker Tilly Armenia CJS, Yerevan, March 23, 2009)
  • Independent Auditor's Report
          (NFSAT Activities 2009, Baker Tilly Armenia CJS, Yerevan, March 11, 2010)

    2.  We have had three independent Performance Evaluations to date by:
  • A Former NSF science evaluator (2002),
  • A US Embassy Science Fellow (2004),
  • The US National Academy of Sciences (2004).

    3.  Armenia's NFSAT served as a model for the establishment of three similar organizations in:
  • Moldova
  • Georgia
  • Azerbaijan

    4.  NFSAT has enjoyed favourable exposure in many domestic, Russian and international magazines
         and newspapers. Some of these exposures can be found in:
  • SCIENCE, Vol. 277, P. 23 (4 JULY, 1997).
  • NOYAN TAPAN (in English), Issue #41(186), P. 10 (15 October, 1997).
  • SCIENCE, Vol. 281, P. 317 (17 JULY 1998).
  • SCIENCE, Vol. 284, P. 1547 (28 MAY 1999).
  • SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN ARMENIA. Toward a Knowledge-Based Economy. NRC, The National
         Academies Press. Washington D.C., 2004, P. 3

    5.  Recognition of NFSAT's Role:
  • CRDF Recognizes NFSAT's Role in International Scientific Collaboration