Discovering the Future
2020
Fellowship
Support to outstanding PhD candidates, who (wish to) conduct PhD studies in STEM-related fields at leading universities in Armenia
General Information
About the program

FAST Fellowship program supported outstanding PhD candidates of Armenian descent or citizens of the Republic of Armenia, who were (wished to) conducting PhD studies in STEM-related fields at leading universities in Armenia.

The program provided the fellows with financial and institutional resources, allowing them to focus on their research areas and generate scientific breakthroughs, which can boast a bigger impact on the overall economy of the country.

Multiple fellowships were available for current and prospective PhD students and degree-seekers:

  • Full fellowships, each worth annually 7 000 USD
  • Partial fellowships, each worth annually 3 500 USD

Fellowships were awarded an opportunity to apply for an extension to continue the Fellowship program, which depended on the academic progress, and other duties carried out during the year by the fellow.


Career opportunities

During the Fellowship program, FAST provided the fellows with exceptional networking opportunities. The fellows were introduced to the leading Armenian companies and institutes, participated in FAST global initiatives and international events. They were given a chance to propose new frameworks for cooperation with FAST and its partners to kick-start or continue their professional development. 

Meet Our Fellows
Meet Our Fellows

Arevik Amiryan

University: Institute for Physical Research of NAS, Armenia; Université Bourgogne – Franche-Comté, France

Field: Atomic physics

Research topic: Experimental and theoretical investigation of Faraday Rotation and Faraday Type Rotation resonances

Maria Antonosyan

University: Yerevan State University, Armenia

Field: Genetics

Research topic: Genetic reconstruction of palaeoecology in Karin Tak cave

Mariam Arutunian

University: Yerevan State University, Armenia

Field: Static code analysis

Research topic: Multiplatform framework based on binary static analysis for programs defects detection

Hayk Aslanyan

University: Russian-Armenian University, Armenia

Field: Determination of bugs

Research topic: Detection of defects based on comparison of old and new versions of programs

Hripsime Atoyan

University: Yerevan State University, Armenia

Field: Biology

Research topic: Diversity and distribution of toxoplasmosis and its agent in Armenia

Tatevik Baghdasaryan

University: National Polytechnic University of Armenia; Universidad de A Coruna, Spain

Field: Problem of tailings

Research topic: Mining industry especially in tailings area

Hovhannes Demirtshyan

University: Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory of NAS, Armenia

Field: Astrophysics

Research topic: Integrations of fields in Myers-Perry black hole

Sargis Gasparyan

University: IO ICRANet Center, Armenia

Field: Active galactic nuclei

Research topic: Multi-wavelength emission from flat-spectrum radio quasars

Hovakim Grabski

University: Russian-Armenian University, Armenia

Field: Biochemistry

Research topic: Express drug research: Identification of novel quorum-sensing inhibitors against antibiotic-resistant human pathogen pseudomonas aeruginosa using structure-based virtual screening

Tigran Hakobyan

University: Yerevan State University, Armenia; St. Petersburg University, Russia

Field: Number theory

Research topic: The symplectic space of formal modules

Tigran Ishkhanyan

University: Institute for Physical Research of NAS, Armenia; Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia; Université Bourgogne – Franche-Comté, France

Field: Quantum dissipative two-state problems

Research topic: Linear quantum level-crossing two-state models in terms of the Heun functions

Lilit Khachatryan

University: Center for Ecological-Noosphere Studies of NAS, Armenia

Field: Biology

Research topic: Assessing ecosystem services and ecological tolerance of raxinus excelsior and plantau orientalis in city of Yerevan

Vachik Khachatryan

University: A. I. Alikhanian National Science Laboratory, Armenia

Field: Experimental Nuclear physics and astrophysics

Research topic: Low pressure multi-wire proportional chambers on nuclear astrophysical processes

Tigran Mkrtchyan

University: A. I. Alikhanian National Science Laboratory, Armenia

Field: Physics

Research topic: Measurement of inclusive jet production cross-sections using the ATLAS detector

Maria Nikoghosyan

University: Russian-Armenian University, Armenia

Field: Complex diseases

Research topic: Development of new approaches of evaluation of genetic disease predisposition in different populations

Gagik Ohanyan

University: Russian-Armenian University, Armenia

Field: Radiophysics

Research topic: Some issues of linear and non-linear optical properties of ellipsoidal quantum dots

Davit Sargsyan

University: Yerevan State University, Armenia

Field: Mathematical cybernetics and mathematical logic

Research topic: Subsets in finite fields uniquely determined by their pairwise. Sums collection

Hovhannes Shmavonyan

University: A. I. Alikhanian National Science Laboratory, Armenia

Field: Integrable models in complex and quaternionic projective spaces.

Research topic: Integrable generalizations of systems with inverse square potential

Torgom Yezekyan

University: Yerevan State University, Armenia

Field: Quantum dipole emitter

Research topic: The role of the phase-shifted response of metal nanostructures at fluorescence of quantum emitter