L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science - Middle East Regional Fellowship


PHD Fellowship & Research

Location (s):

  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Iraq
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Palestinian Authority
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen


Founded in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science partnership was created to recognize and promote women in science. Its programs reward established women scientists whose outstanding achievements have contributed to the advancement of scientific knowledge and of its benefits to society and provide support to promising young women who are already making significant contributions in their scientific disciplines. This platform will respectively enable you: to apply to our different fellowships programs, to nominate candidates, for the international awards or to participate in the different selection processes.


Each year the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science - National and Regional programs represent:

  • Over 9,500 applications,
  • Over 275 talented young women scientists granted Fellowships to pursue promising research projects,
  • 53 national and regional fellowships programs covering 117 countries,
  • 50 prestigious partners among the highest scientific authorities in their countries.
  • Over 400 international scientists participated in selecting the National and Regional fellows.



Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:


  • Doctoral & Postdoctoral level
  • Life & Physical Sciences Fields
  • Being an Arab national
  • Maximum 45 years old for Postdoctoral candidates
  • Maximum 30 years old for PHD Students candidates
  • Working in a Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in GCC & Yemen

Top 3 selection criteria:

  • The candidate’s outstanding academic record (including number, quality and impact of the publications, conference presentations, patents…).
  • The scientific quality of the research project
  • The innovative approach (rationale, relevance, originality, outputs, applications, etc.) and the expected outcomes of the research


Deadline: May 20, 2019

Cost/funding for participants:

Number of fellowships given: 6 annual Fellowships

Individual fellowships amount: 20 000 € for Postdoctoral Researchers 8 000 € for PHD Students

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