Scholarship Programme

Scholarship Programme


On December 9, 2014 the South Caucasus Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation hosted the Forum OUT OF THE CRYSTAL CASTLE – ACADEMIA, SOCIETY AND POLITICS for young academicians and civil society activists from Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

The goal of the project implemented in the period of July-December, 2013 was to introduce Kato Mikeladze, a feminist activist of the early 20th century to a wider public through research and publication and spread the word about the heritage she contributed to the feminist thought in Georgia.

On January 26-31, 2014, the winter school and first meeting of the HBF SC scholars of 2014 took place in Tbilisi (Georgia). A group of ten early-stage researchers from Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, who were recently selected for the scholarship to conduct interdisciplinary research on a topic related to social and political issues of the South Caucasus states, gathered at the South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation.


The collapse of the Soviet empire, like the earthquakes that brought down Austria-Hungary and the German Empire in 1918 and the fascist regimes in 1945, seemed a brilliant opportunity for democracy.


I call my lecture “Looking through the glass darkly” a quote from 1 Corinthians 13:12. Originally, this referred to our inability to perceive God clearly.

On 10-14 July 2011, the Heinrich Boell Foundation (HBF) organized a summer school in Bakuriani.

Presented material is a collection of works on gender issues prepared by scholars of the South Caucasus Regional Office the Heinrich Boell Foundation's Scholarship Program. The presented studies belong to the young scientists involved in the social sciences in the South Caucasus region, who were at different times the scholars of the Foundation.

On 27 September - 7 October 2010 the Centre for Studies of Social Practices in cooperation with a team of sociologists from Russia and Armenian partners organized Summer School with participation of HBF Alumni.

On 18-24 July 2010, the Heinrich Boell Foundation (HBS), in partnership with the Georg-Eckert Institut and with a financial support from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) organized a summer school: State, Society and Conflict in the Transcaucasus in Bazaleti, Georgia.

The one-week summer school "Conflict and Transformation in the South Caucasus" brought together 20 young researchers & NGO staffers from the South Caucasus and 10 experts in the field of post-communist transformation, national identity, conflict management, state building and Europeanization.

On 25-31 of July 2009, in village Bakuriani a regular 6th Summer School was held under the framework of the South Caucasus Regional Scholarship Program of the Heinrich Böll Foundation. Current year scholarship holders and alumni of the Foundation, as well as fellows from Germany participated in the Summer School.

What we do?

In 2003-2014, the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation (HBS) has run a yearly “on site” scholarship programme for 25 up-and-coming academics in the social sciences from all South Caucasian nations.

Meet experts of the Scholarship Programme. During the whole Programme these people were supporting our Scholarship Holders with their valuable advices, interesting lectures, exciting workshops and field researches.

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