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Middle East - Regional program


- Application opening date: 14th of February 2021
- Application closing date: 20th of May 2021
- Attribution of applications and review by the jury members: 23rd of May 2021 until 26th of July 2021
- Selection of and announcement of the winners: August (TBC)
- Awards Ceremony: (TBC)

  • February 14, 2021 Start of the call for application/nomination
  • May 31, 2021 Beginning of evaluation of applications
  • August 31, 2021 Candidates' final selection

Program Overview

  • Khalifa University
Award(s) of the Prize

6 annual endowments

Amount per endowment
  • 20 000 € for Postdoctoral Researchers
  • 8 000 € for PHD Students
Main eligibility criteria
  • 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
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
Initial launch date
January 1, 2014
Total number of endowments awarded since launch

Information document(s)

Download the 2021 Rules and Regulations: Middle East FWIS Regulations 2021 - May 19