The Purpose of the Arab Fund Fellowships Program
The Arab Fund Fellowships Program has been launched in December,
1997, with the purpose of providing Arab Ph.D. holders in different fields of specialization
who have excellent academic track record with opportunities to conduct advanced
research and/or lecture in the best universities of the world. The program is intended
to build bridges and achieve mutual benefits between Arab and foreign universities,
and facilitate the transfer of knowledge and technology to the Arab countries. Fellowships
are open to Arab nationals who are currently working at a university in any of the
member countries of the Arab Fund.
Some Statistics About the Program
Since its inception, the program has awarded about 188 scholarships
to Arab researchers from different nationalities and various areas of specialization.
During the period 1997-2022 the Program has received more than 1281 applications.
Nature of Grants
For selected candidates, the Arab Fund Fellowships Program provides
fixed maintenance allowances, round-trip tickets for the beneficiaries and the eligible
members of their families, and a limited accident and sickness insurance. The Grant
is usually awarded for a period of twelve months, while shorter periods may be considered
only in very special cases. Although applications are received on a continuous basis,
they must be submitted at least one year before the expected starting date of the
scholarship, based on a formal invitation from an internationally reputable University
or Host Institution.
Eligibility Requirements (*)
1. Being a citizen of an Arab Country.
2. Holding Doctorate/Ph. D. Degree
3. Currently working at a university in a member country of the Arab Fund.
4. Having a distinguished academic career and strong publication record in international
5. Having a good university teaching experience.
6. Being proficient in the language of the host country.
7. Being medically fit.
(*) Please note that previous beneficiaries are not eligible to re-apply for the
How To Apply
Applications are submitted through the following website at zamalat.arabfund.org
Higher Education Funding Opportunities through Bibliotheca
In order to help students and higher education institutes learn
about existing local and regional donors supporting higher education in 12 Arab
countries, Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Library of Alexandria) created an on-line directory
titled “Higher Education Funding Opportunities in the Arab Region”. Such opportunities
include scholarships, fellowships, training, loans and grants. Click here to gain access to the directory.