Arab Fund Fellowships Program 2019/2020 for Arab PhD scholars (Funding available)

Deadline: Rolling Basis

Applications for the Arab Fund Fellowships Program 2020 are now open. The Arab Fund Fellowships Program was launched 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.

Since its inception, the program has awarded about 161 scholarships to Arab researchers from different nationalities and various areas of specialization. During the period 1997-2019 the Program has received more than 1113 applications. 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.


  • 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.


  • Be a citizen of an Arab Country.
  • Hold a Doctorate/PhD. Degree
  • Currently working at a university in a member country of the Arab Fund
  • Having a distinguished academic career and strong publication record in international academic journals.
  • Having a good university teaching experience.
  • Being proficient in the language of the host country.
  • Being medically fit.


Upon filling the online application form you should download and complete the necessary documents and have them sent to the Arab Fund Fellowships Program (AFFP) via the e-mail address:

A complete application must include:

  • The application form completed and submitted online.
  • Statement of proposed activity (to be downloaded, completed and submitted to AFFP by E-mail).
  • Three reference letters (to be downloaded and completed by applicant and reference writers and sent by reference writers directly to AFFP by E-mail)
  • Detailed curriculum vitae (to be downloaded, completed and submitted to AFFP by E-mail)
  • Letter of invitation from a distinguished international university stating the proposed period of the Fellowship and including the name of a contact person responsible for providing the support, his /her mailing address, telephone and fax numbers (country and city codes), and electronic mail address. A scanned copy of the original letter should be sent to AFFP by E-mail.

For more information, visit Arab Fund.