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KAUST Fellowship Program 2024 | Fully Funded

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology invites applications for the 2024 KAUST Fellowship Program to support outstanding emerging research leaders and scientists from around the world.

The KAUST Fellowship Program offers a yearly living stipend of $75,000 plus benefits including medical insurance, accommodation, schooling for up to 2 children, relocation, and travel allowances.

In this post, we will outline the details of the fellowship program. We will also discuss te program’s eligibility requirements, benefits, and the stepwise application procedure.

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KAUST Fellowship Program Summary

  • Host Country: Saudi Arabia
  • Study Abroad: Study in Asia 
  • Category: Fellowships
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries
  • Reward: Full Sponsorship | $75,000 Stipends/Yr | Travel Costs | Accommodation
  • No IELTS Required 
  • Deadline: July 1, 2024
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KAUST Fellowship Program Details:

The KAUST Global Fellowship Program supports outstanding emerging research leaders and scientists from around the world to build their path toward a fully independent career.

The program inspires the young generation of scientists and engineers to explore and address global challenges and opportunities for the benefit of humanity.

The program is merit based, targeting excellent postdocs with  breakthrough ideas to complement, support, contribute and advance the major research initiatives of KAUST.

In the ‘research-first’  environment, Global Fellows have full access to key research tools, equipment, unparalleled facilities, and expertise surrounded by a  strong community of excellence.

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Eligibility Requirements for KAUST Fellowship Program 2024

To be considered for the KAUST Fellowship Program, you :

  • Must have been awarded a PhD degree, within four solar years (i.e., those applying in 2024, must have received their PhD in January 2020 onwards);
  • Must expect to complete their Ph.D. before the start of their Fellowship;
  • Must be ready to move to KAUST to undertake their proposed three-year research project*;
  • Must identify in their application a KAUST faculty member who confirmed and agreed to host them and their research project, if successful.
  • People of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
  • KAUST encourages female applications for a better gender balance in science.

Benefits of KAUST Fellowship Program

  • Each research proposal receives up to $40,000 of funding based on the field of research, 
  • A yearly living stipend of $75,000 plus benefits including;
  • medical insurance,
  • accommodation,
  • schooling for up to 2 children,
  • relocation, and travel allowances.

Proposal Eligibility for KAUST Fellowship Program

For a proposal to be eligible under this Fellowship, it should:

  • Focus on one or more of the KAUST research priorities: Health & Wellness, Sustainable Environment & Essential Needs, Energy and Industrial Leadership, and Economies of the Future;
  • Have a 3-year duration;
  • Follow the budget and financial guidelines of the call;
  • Use the provided template.

KAUST Global Fellowship Program is supporting research in line with the programs of KAUST academic divisions; 

  • Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering (BESE), 
  • Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering (CEMSE), and 
  • Physical Science and Engineering (PSE).

Required Documents for KAUST Fellowship Program

The following documents must be uploaded and submitted with the online application form:

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  • Most recent CV (max 4 pages)
  • Two publications (attachments)
  • Research proposal (template)
  • KAUST Host PI letter (template)
  • Two reference letters to be received or approved directly from referees

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How to Apply for KAUST Fellowship Program (Step by Step)

To apply for the KAUST Fellowship Program, interested and qualified applicants should follow the procedures below;

  • Click on the button below to visit the fellowship webpage
  • Click on the APPLY button
  • Applications must be drafted in English using the provided templates and must be submitted via the online application form.
  • All applications need to be completed with all required documents to be eligible for review at the cut-off date.
  • Any incomplete applications will be accepted and evaluated at the upcoming cut-off date after their completion.

Deadline: June 1, 2024

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