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CNRS-L/LAU PhD Award Program 2016-2017



As part of the agreement between the National Council for Scientific Research of the Lebanese Republic (CNRS-L) and the Lebanese American University (LAU) for the co-financing of doctoral studies, many doctoral fellowships will be awarded in 2016-2017. Download the Application Form.

Eligibility These awards are exclusively for Lebanese students holding a Master's degree (or equivalent) recognized as such by the two institutions (CNRS-L and LAU). Considered eligible, Lebanese applicants under the age of 30, and having 14/20 (French system) or 85/100 (American system) as overall average in the Master’s degree (or equivalent).

Scientific priorities for 2016-2017

All topics of common interest are eligible. Nevertheless, topics considered as priorities for 2016-2017 are listed in the annex (attached to the application form). It should be noted, however, that "exceptional" applications belonging to another topic (not listed in the annex) are also considered. The final selection of awardees will be done by a joint committee from both institutions (CNRS-L and LAU).

Contents of the Application File:

1. Application file (with original signatures)
2. Identity card (civil register)
3. Curriculum Vitae; Copy of Baccalaureate & University Degrees; Transcript of Grades
4. Applicant’s Letter of Intent (attach to application)
5. Two letters of recommendation (attach to application)
6. Publications by applicant (if any; attach copies to application)
7. Signed copy of the CNRS-L code of ethics and deontology (by the supervisor)
The application and documents listed above must be submitted to:

Mrs Gracia Zgheib-Mahfoud
Program Officer
Graduate Studies & Research; ext. #: 2547
Byblos Campus, Block A, Room 705
Lebanese American University

For info: Dr Tamara Elzein (tamara.elzein@cnrs.edu.lb)

Deadline for receipt of applications is June 23, 2016.

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