How to write a successful grant application

About the Talk:

On Jan 27, Acopian Center for the Environment held a talk on ” How to write a successful grant application” topic. The speaker was Alen Amirkhanian, the director of AUA Acopian Center for the Environment.

On Jan 1, AUA Acopian Center launched the OTTERS project funded by EU Horizon Europe, “Social transformation in the field of water management through the involvement of “citizen scientists’.” The total budget of the project is 1 million Euros. The American University of Armenia will lead the consortium of 10 countries.

About the Speaker:

Alen Amirkhanian is the Director of the American University of Armenia’s (AUA) Acopian Center for the Environment, a position he has held since 2013. In 2014, he established AUA Center for Responsible Mining and is acting as its Interim Director. He teaches graduate and undergraduate environmental courses at AUA. Prior to AUA, he was Senior Vice President of Research at Michael Porter’s Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. He has consulted with the World Bank, UNDP, and the Brookings Institution on energy efficiency as well as economic and urban-growth issues. His current academic interests include urban environmental sustainability, “greening” the built environment, and circular economy esp. as it relates to “greening” cities. Alen holds a Masters in City Planning (’97) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning.