NFSAT is confident that:
- Science will play a crucial role in the future of Armenia and pave the way to its industrial and economic revival.
- The Armenian scientific community will find its distinguished niche among the international scientific community, no matter how long and windy the road may be.
- There is no viable positive alternative to competition-based funding of science in Armenia.
NFSAT's goals are:
To prevent the dissolution of Armenian scientific assets and thus witness their disintegration.
To create conditions that will stem the tide of emigration of Armenian scientists and engineers:
'no more brain drain'
To promote the integration of young scientists into well established scientific institutions.
To promote the integration of the Armenian scientific enterprise into the international scientific community.
To support the development of Armenian scientific potential, and thereby to contribute to the economic
development of Armenia.
NFSAT Adheres to these Principles of Operation:
NFSAT adheres to three principles of conduct: Adherence to the Law, Openness or transparency,
and equal consideration to all participants
NFSAT supports all kinds of competitive grants, regardless of the seniority or professional ranking
of the applicants.
NFSAT support is determined exclusively by the scientific significance of the proposals as determined
through an international peer-review process.
NFSAT allocates funds directly to the scientists and research teams to support their initiatives and not to
All competitions of NFSAT are based on an open call for proposals and results are announced openly.
As a rule, anonymous reviewer comments are returned to the applicants to help them prepare for the next round.