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CNRS-L/AUB PhD Award Program 2018-2019

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 2018-2019. Download the Application Form.



These awards are exclusively for Lebanese students holding a Master's degree (or equivalent) recognized as such by the two institutions (CNRS-L and AUB). 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 2018-2019:


All topics of common interest are eligible. Nevertheless, topics considered as priorities for 2018-2019 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 AUB).

Contents of the Application File:

  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 (attach to application)
  6. Two letters of recommendation (attach to application)
  7. Publications by applicant (if any; attach copies to application)
  8. Signed copy of the CNRS-L code of ethics and deontology (by the supervisor)

The application and documents listed above must be submitted to:

The Graduate Council
College Hall; Room 434
American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon

Phone: 961-1-374374; ext 4386
E-mail: [email protected]

Electronic version of the complete application and documents to [email protected]

Deadline for receipt of applications is May 10, 2018

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