The Ibn Rushd Postdoctoral Fellowship Award is a highly competitive program that supports Saudi scholars who are exceptional PhD students or recent PhD graduates (within ±2 years of earning their PhD degrees) to pursue their postdoctoral research at globally recognized host institutions

The program offers a unique opportunity for selected scholars and provides initial funding leading to an independent academic career with a focus on research and higher education. Awards are up to 3 years with a generous annual stipend and subject to an annual performance review.

Award Benefits:

  • A generous annual stipend for up to three years. .
  • Access to KAUST shared research facilities when visiting Saudi Arabia.
  • An annual research fund for the duration of the Award that can only be used to fund collaborative research activities between the Fellow and KAUST faculty (e.g., hiring a jointly supervised PhD student or postdoc).  
  • Access to leadership skills building program at KAUST.
  • Invitations to annual scientific workshops organized by relevant KAUST Divisions and Initiatives.


By the time the application is considered for appointment as Ibn Rushd Postdoctoral Fellow, candidates shall be:

– Enrolled in a reputable doctoral program with the expectation that their PhD degree or its equivalent will be soon conferred or;

– Already completed their PhD, in the last two years (2020 -2022).

Application Instructions

To apply for this program, upload the following materials to the application file through Interfolio:

  • A cover letter 
  • Up-to-date CV
  • Research statement
  • Samples of scholarly work 
  • At least two letters of reference
  • A letter from the potential PI (Faculty member) in the host institution

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Deadline Nov 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

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