Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This page aims to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about MSRF grant.

If you cannot find an answer to your question here, please e-mail us at [email protected].

Who can apply?


–   Full-time (local or international) undergraduate or graduate students from any Armenian higher education institution


–  Researchers that are employed full-time at any Armenian university


Can I apply for more than one scholarship?



What is a Request for Proposal (RFP)?

A request for proposal (RFP) is a notice that provides potential applicants with detailed information on purpose, focus areas, expected results and instructions on how to apply.


Where can I get a copy of an RFP and the application forms necessary to apply for a funding opportunity?

RFPs are posted at the link: Current solicitations. The Application forms are available at How to Apply section.


Who should I contact if I have a question about a specific RFP?

Please contact to [email protected]


What are direct costs?

Direct costs are those costs that are utilized to rent accommodations/space, equipment, transportation, office supply, communication, printing, and equipment.

Whom can I involve in the team?

If you apply for research category, you can apply either alone or with a team. However, you are encouraged to apply with a team which includes students.


What format is requested for the submission of proposals?

Proposals should be submitted in PDF format as an attachment to the application.


When do I need to submit my application?

Please see for deadlines for all RFPs.


Who should present a Recommendations letter.

All students applying for a grant must present a Recommendation letter from their respective academic department.


What does NOT MSRF cover?

MSRF does NOT provide funds to participate in international conferences; to buy equipment, to cover tuition fee. Please refer to MSRF criteria at:


What is the maximum amount allocated for a given grant?

There is no limit for a given project’s funding. Grants are awarded on the basis of a competitive selection process that ranks applicants according to their research value/methodology/price as well as relevant professional experience. In certain cases, Request for Proposal may specify the upper limit for the funding of a given project.


How do I know when MSRF publishes a funding opportunity announcement or an RFP?

You can subscribe to receive notifications of when MSRF posts a funding opportunity announcement or simply check the website Current solicitations