Levant - 2021 call for application

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Levant - 2021 call for application

Fin out more about the current edition of the Levant program.

Calendar

What are the key dates?

  • February 4, 2021 Start of the call for application/nomination
  • May 31, 2021 Beginning of evaluation of applications
  • July 9, 2021 Candidates' final selection

Program Overview

Partners
  • The National Council for Scientific Research - Lebanon
Amount per endowment
  • 3 endowments amounting to Ten thousand Euros (€ 10,000 or equivalent in local currency) each will be granted to Arab women researchers working in Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in one of the following countries: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syrian Arab Republic.

  • 3 endowments amounting to Six thousand Euros (€ 6,000 or equivalent in local currency) each will be granted to Arab women pursuing a PhD (doctoral degree) in Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in one of the following countries: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syrian Arab Republic. The total amount will be used to cover the travel and accommodation costs related to scientific visits, trainings, specialized courses etc. of minimum two months abroad. This one should occur within maximum one year from the ceremony day.
Main eligibility criteria
  • Postdoctoral Researchers:

Applicants must meet the following general criteria:

  • Having obtained a PhD in one of the science fields mentioned in paragraph 1. Only applicants having obtained their PhD during 2014-2019 are eligible.
  • Being of Iraqi, Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian, or Syrian nationality.
  • Working in a Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in one of the countries mentioned in paragraph 1.
  • Candidates must be no more than 40 years old by the end of the application period.

  • PhD Students:

Applicants must meet the following general criteria:

  • Having obtained a Bachelor (B.Sc.) and a Master (M.Sc.) degrees, or equivalent, in one of the science fields mentioned in paragraph 1.
  • Should be full time student in PhD and having registered in the2nd year of the PhD program, or one year before the thesis defense.
  • Being of Iraqi, Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian, or Syrian nationality.
  • Working in a Research Laboratory, Institute, or University in one of the countries mentioned in paragraph 1.
  • Candidates must be no more than 30 years old by the end of the application period.
Selection criteria
  • The candidate's outstanding academic record (including number, quality and impact of the scientific publications, conference presentations, patents...).
  • The scientific quality and usefulness of the research project.
  • The innovative approach (rationale, relevance, originality, outputs, applications, etc.) and the expected outcomes of the research.
  • The ability of the candidate to communicate and promote sciences to a younger audience and to encourage young Arab female scientists.
  • The candidate's career-path.
Initial launch date
January 1, 2014
Total number of endowments awarded since launch
40

Information document(s)

2021 Rules and Regulations

For more information, please download Rules and Regulations 2021 English or Rules and Regulations 2021 Arabic