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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

(*) Please note that previous beneficiaries are not eligible to re-apply for the Fellowship.

How To Apply

Applications are submitted through the following website at

Higher Education Funding Opportunities through Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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.