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KAUST 2022 Global Postdoctoral Fellowship in Saudi Arabia (fully funded)

| Saudi Arabia




The KAUST Global Fellowship Program will support outstanding emerging research leaders from around the world to build a path to a fully independent career. The program is merit-based targeting excellent postdocs with breakthrough ideas across the five Research Pillars of KAUST.

The Fellowship Program is designed with two strands: one that is general and relevant to topics under the five Research Pillars, and one that is focused on a research area that is time relevant. “Hydrogen” is the chosen topic for this launch year. Year-to-year, Strand 2 will focus on different research areas that are highly topical and strategically important to KAUST.


Two strands

The program call 2021, for the 2022-2025 Fellowship intake, is funding research project across the five KAUST priorities under two strands:

  • Research project falling within or across one or more of the five Research Pillars (Water, Energy, Environment, Food & Health, and the Digital domain).
  • Research project focusing on hydrogen production and storage solutions across one or more of the five Research Pillars


Eligibility criteria


The candidate

  • The KAUST Global Fellowship Program is open to applicants awarded a PhD within the past 4 years or have a maximum of 4 years research experience with a justified career break.
  • The Fellowship is for postdoctoral researchers to undertake a 3-year research project while living and working at KAUST*.

The research project

  • The research project should contribute to addressing Global Challenges related to one or more of the five Pillars of Research at KAUST - Water, Energy, Environment, Food & Health, the Digital domain.
  • The topic may be related to the Research Pillars generally, or focused on green hydrogen technologies and storage solutions.
  • Candidates must identify and confirm a host KAUST Faculty member to be eligible to apply.

*Candidates will need to be able to satisfy all the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia requirements to obtain resident status




The Program is designed to ensure independence and will equip fellows with the best conditions to fulfil their research mission.

Fellows will receive:

  • A monthly stipend of $6,250
  • An independent annual research budget up to $45,000
  • Access to unparalleled laboratory facilities
  • Access to leadership and mentorship programs
  • Medical insurance, accommodation, schooling, relocation and travel allowance.


How to apply ?

For an application to be considered by the selection committee:

  • the candidate must meet the eligibility criteria outlined on the website and detailed in the Guidelines document
  • it must include a 3-year research project proposal that meets the research topic and budget criteria
  • the applicant must have a KAUST faculty member agree to host the Fellowship

Please download the following Global Fellows Application Kit for instructions and materials to prepare and submit an application.


Deadline for submission is November 30, 2021.



For more information, visit the official page of KAUST Global Postdoctoral Fellowship.


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