The Ibn Rushd Research Professor Fellowship program seeks talented Saudi candidates who wish to pursue academic careers with a focus on research and higher education.

Successful candidates will receive formal mentorship throughout the fellowship to develop independent research programs, learn how to manage a research lab, develop curricula and teach graduate students.

Successful candidates are expected to:

  • Work on research projects that are defined with the help of their mentors
  • Co-supervise Ph.D. students
  • Apply for and secure funding (special internal grants)
  • Learn how to pursue their own research independently and how to manage a research lab
  • Take on teaching responsibilities whenever possible


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

  • Currently enrolled in a doctoral program at a reputable university with the expectation that their Ph.D. degree or its equivalent will be conferred soon; or
  • Completed their Ph.D. at a reputable university and need additional time to develop their academic and research credentials; or
  • Currently conducting or recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship and need additional time to develop their academic and research credentials.

Application Instructions

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

  • A cover letter and an up-to-date CV
  • A research statement and a teaching statement
  • Samples of scholarly work (Optional)
  • Names and contacts of 3-5 reference letter writers


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