2024 Grants Program

2024 Grants Program

Due to the ongoing humanitarian crisis, the 2024 grants program will be on hold as we focus our efforts on other projects at this time.

2023 Awardees

Thank you to the AAMA Grants Committee for their careful review. Four project grants were awarded a total of $50,000.

1st place award in the amount of $20,000 

Unified Armenian Emergency Medicine Residency Program Workshops

Led by Dr. Sharon Chekijian Yale School of Medicine with Curricular Lead Dr. Oriane Longerstaey at Brown University School of Medicine

2nd place award in the amount of $15,000

Healthcare and Social Support to the Vulnerable Elderly Living Alone in Martakert Region of Artsakh without Health Services due to the Blockade Hanganak Non-Governmental Organization

Gohar Hovhannisyan, MD, MPH

3rd place award in the amount of $10,000

Practical-Scientific Training Center on Orthopaedic and Traumatological Surgery at Gyumri Orthopedic School

Dr. Norayr Zakarian

4th place award in the amount of $5,000

Improving Maternity Care in Armenia: implementing a new model for an OB/GYN training program Wigmore Women and Children’s Hospital in Yerevan, Armenia

Samuel Badalian, MD, and Gail Guzelian, MD 


2022 Awardees:

Tufenkian Foundation, Inc. in collaboration with Code 3 Angels Foundation – “Artsakh Combat Casualty Care 2022”
VIVA Charity Foundation – “VIVA Prenatal Screening”

Overview of AAMA Grant Program Winners 2022

AAMA is please to announce and congratulate the winners of its 2022 Healthcare Grant Program

The Boston-based Armenian American Medical Association (AAMA) collaborates with colleagues both in the United States and abroad to improve the delivery of healthcare, medical education, and research in Armenia. The AAMA board has approved the establishment of two AAMA grants that will be open to all individuals, organizations, and non-profits doing health care work in Armenia or Artsakh.

The goal of the proposed project should align with the following:

  • To promote disease prevention strategies and healthy behavior
  • To improve the status of health care and its delivery
  • To establish health programs in places where there are none
  • To develop evidence-based health care educational and/or training programs

Winner #1:

  • Organization: Tufenkian Foundation
  • Project: Artsakh Combat Casualty Care
  • Overview: Provide training in Artsakh for triage and emergency care for combat injuries in order to minimize trauma and reduce casualties
  • Award amount: $10,000

Winner #2:

  • Organization: Viva Charity Foundation
  • Project: Prenatal Screening
  • Overview: Provide prenatal genetic screening for mothers of all ages residing in the Shirak Marz
  • Award amount: $5,000

Learn more about the program