• Astghik Piliposyan

    Engineering Fellowship

  • Astghik Piliposyan Engineering Fellowship

    Astghik Piliposyan and Bazoomq Space Research Laboratory are launching a fellowship for engineers who will join the lab and apply their experience and knowledge to advance the lab’s mission


    Astghik Piliposyan Engineering Fellowship will support experienced engineers who will reside in Bazoomq Space Research Laboratory full or part time, work on the lab’s projects, share their experience and knowledge, and conduct courses at partner universities or institutes.


    The mission of Bazoomq Space Research Laboratory is to foster and help develop several key scientific areas of space exploration and space economy.


    Applications for Astghik Piliposyan Engineering Fellowship will be accepted on a rolling basis, without a set deadline. Because of the rolling admissions process and the limited number of Fellowships available each fiscal year, interested applicants are encouraged to reach out to us, to learn how many placements are still available.

    Eligibility criteria

    1. The candidate's experience must fit into the lab’s ongoing projects or they must have a new project proposal that advances the lab’s mission.
    2. 3+ years of relevant engineering experience.
    3. Bachelor’s degree or higher in STEM fields.

    Fellowship period and award amount

    1. The Fellowship is offered for one year. Renewal for the second year will be considered favorably based on a competitive evaluation process. 
    2. The Astghik Piliposyan Engineering Fellowship is USD 2500 per month. The Fellowship is paid in Armenian Drams.

    Fellows’ obligation

    1. Be one of the key contributors to one or several lab projects.

    2. Conduct courses at partner universities for at least 4, but not more than 8 academic hours a week.

    3. Mentor at least one intern on the topics related to the fellow's fields of expertise by involving them in the lab's projects.

    4. Acknowledge the Astghik Piliposyan Engineering Fellowship Program.

    Application process and instructions

    Applications will be reviewed by a Committee with representatives across diverse scientific and/or engineering disciplines. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis and will continue to be accepted until the positions are filled.


    Apply here - https://forms.gle/CrRtoNMWbY8KaGET7.


    Applicants are required to submit:

    1. CV (include higher education, prior research and work experience and publications)
    2. Project proposal (max. 3 pages) discussing the following topics:
      • Requirements for laboratory equipment and space and other resources.
      • Potential research and industrial collaborations.
      • How your work contributes to your field.
    3. How will your work contribute to Armenia’s future scientific and economic development?

    After the Committee reviews your application, we will reach out to inform you whether you will proceed into the next step of the selection process. The review process typically takes 4-6 weeks. If you are selected for an interview, we will schedule a time to meet virtually with you to discuss the Fellowship. After the interview we will contact you with our final decision.


    The actual awardee can be either the applicant himself as a natural person or an Individual Entrepreneur (IE) founded by the applicant.


    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.