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CNRS-L/AUB PhD Fellowships Program 2019-2020

As part of the agreement between the National Council for Scientific Research of the Lebanese Republic (CNRS-L) and the American University of Beirut (AUB) for the co-financing of doctoral studies, fourteen doctoral fellowships will be awarded in 2019-2020.


These fellowships are exclusively for Lebanese students holding a Master's degree (or equivalent) recognized as such by the two institutions (CNRS-L and AUB). Applications should be Lebanese under the age of 30 during their first year of support, and having 14/20 (French system) or 85/100 (American system) as overall average in the Master’s degree (or equivalent). Alternatively, for students who do not have a Master’s degree, they should have spent at least two years at AUB in their respective doctoral programs and earned an average of at least 85/100.

Scientific priorities for 2019-2020

All topics of common interest are eligible. Nevertheless, topics considered as priorities for 2019-2020 are listed in the annex. 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 AUB).

Contents of the Application File: (Check List)
1. Application file (with original signatures)
2. Identity card (civil register-إخراج قيد)
3. Official ID photo (صورة شمسية)
4. Curriculum Vitae; Copy of Baccalaureate & University Degrees; Transcript of Grades
5. Applicant’s Letter of Intent
6. Two letters of recommendation (in sealed envelopes)
7. Publications by applicant (as applicable)
8. Adhesion to the CNRS-L charter of ethics
9. Ethical issues table
10. Filled excel sheet to be sent electronically

The application and documents listed above must be submitted in hard copy to:
The Graduate Council
College Hall; Room 434
American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon

In addition, electronic version of the complete application, documents and excel sheet should be submitted to: [email protected] and [email protected]

Deadline for receipt of applications is May 6, 2019.

Annex: CNRS-L priorities for 2019-2020

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