Category: Scholarships & Funding Opportunities

We are collecting information on funding opportunities from various external sources, relevant to Palestinian students and academics. Please visit the funding opportunities webpages for the most up-to-date and detailed information. We cannot accept any responsibility or liability from any inaccuracy in any of the material on this website. This list is not meant to be a comprehensive list of funding opportunities, and we cannot endorse any of these opportunities. We cannot provide assistance with applications, if you have questions or need assistance with applications please contact the funding agencies directly.

If you know of a funding opportunity that is not listed please let us know about it here. If you see any outdated or incorrect information please let us know about it here.

Perimeter Institute’s Undergraduate Theoretical Physics Summer Program (Canada)

Applications are now being accepted for Perimeter Institute’s Undergraduate Theoretical Physics Summer Program. This fully-funded two-week summer school offers students the opportunity to participate in ground-breaking research while learning research tools and collaboration skills in the multi-disciplinary environment of the world’s largest independent theoretical physics research centre.

Features of the program include:

  • No program fee
  • No application fee
  • All meals, accommodation and transportation provided
  • Opportunity to stay at Perimeter for a paid four-month research internship (start and end dates negotiable).

Apply online at perimeterinstitute.ca/undergrad

British Council HESPAL Scholarships (UK)

The Higher Education Scholarship Palestine (HESPAL) aims to help create the next generation of senior academics who can maintain international quality standards at Palestinian universities and to develop renewed, sustainable links between Palestinian and UK universities.

The scheme will upgrade academic staff in Palestinian universities through a Masters or PhD Scholarship programme.

Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) Fellowships

“The Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) fellowship is a prestigious award of up to USD 50,000 offered to women who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and are employed at an academic or scientific research institute in one of the listed Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs).” More information on their website

Islamic Development Bank Scholarship Programmes

The IsDB Scholarship Programmes are an important tool in the development initiatives led by the IsDB since 1983 to foster technology and knowledge sharing among member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries.  More details here.

Scholarships to study in France

Information on scholarship for foreign students to study in France here.

Scholarships offered by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

The French government has scholarships for studies, training courses and language courses in France. More information on their website here.

Ahdaf scholarships

Ahdaf supports young people intending to undertake their first undergraduate degree at a university in the West Bank or Gaza, who have not attended university before, and may consider students who are enrolled and in their first year. All the details on to whom the scholarship applies to and what is included are available on their website.

Scholarships Ads (web database)

Scholarships Ads is a regularly updated and relatively thorough listing of scholarships around the world, mostly for masters and PhD programs. Their search engine allows for searches by country, research area, etc. Website is here.

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (Europe)

The European Union offers scholarships for master degrees through the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree program. These are available in all areas of research, including all areas of science. In each area, groups of European universities join together to offer positions. For more information on eligibility, funds available, deadlines, etc. visit their website here.

scholars4dev

scholars4dev, short for Scholarships for Development, is an updated listing of international scholarships that are open to students from developing countries and international students in general. Website here.

Graduate Assistantships in Developing Countries

The International Mathematical Union/CDC’s program provides research assistantships to graduate – PhD and Master – students of emerging research groups working in a developing country listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU CDC Definition of Developing Countries.  All the details are here.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists

Swiss government offers different fellowships depending on country of origin to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level in Switzerland. See here for all the details and deadlines.

Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme / Master Scholarship Programme

Scholarship programmes open to excellent students (national and international) wishing to pursue their Master’s degree at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. More information here. Other fellowships from ETH are listed here.

STFC Global Challenge Research Fund

Science and Technology Facilities Council (UK) call for grants under the Global Challenges Research Fund. STFC covers particle physics, space science, nuclear physics and astronomy. More information here.

Global Challenges Research Fund

The Global Challenges Research Fund is a fund announced by the UK Government in late 2015 to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries. There are different calls, in different areas, for UK based researchers. More information here.

Royal Society International Collaboration Awards

Award from  the Royal Society (UK) for outstanding UK research leaders to develop international collaborations with the best leading researchers from around the world, to work on some of the global challenges and problems facing developing countries. This scheme covers natural sciences and engineering. More  information here.

Royal Society Challenge-led Grants

Royal Society (UK) scheme to provide funding to support Research Consortia involving groups in the UK and developing countries to address Global Challenge. The scheme covers natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities and medical and clinical research. More details here.

Gaza-Palestine Taught Postgraduate Scholarship (UK)

Scholarship for one taught postgraduate student from Gaza at the University of Sheffield. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition and provides support towards your living costs. More information here.

PhD Fellowships for Women Scientists

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is an international non-profit organization based at the offices of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), in Trieste, Italy, a programme unit of UNESCO.

PhD fellowships are available for women from Science and Technology Lagging Countries (Palestine included) in the Natural, Engineering and Information Technology sciences (full list of subjects here). More information on the funding opportunities here.

Scholarships at Bristol University (UK)

Scholarships are available to Palestinian students for undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes at the University of Bristol.  More information here.

Friends of Birzeit University Scholarships

Friends of Birzeit University supports the right to education and its role in the wider development of Palestinian society. Learn more about the Fobzu Scholarship Programme here.

Fulbright Foreign Student Program (US)

The Fulbright Program enables Palestinian students to pursue graduate-level study in the United States of America. Participants also have the unique opportunity to experience life in the United States and to share Palestinian culture and traditions with Americans. Participants are chosen through a merit-based, open competition in which leadership potential, academic excellence and ability to adjust to life in the United States are all considered.

Palestinian Rule of Law Awards

The Palestinian Rule of Law Awards provide scholarships for one-year academic master of laws (LLM) programs for qualified applicants from the West Bank and Gaza for study at selected law schools in the United States and the Central European University in Budapest.

Perimeter Scholarships (Canada)

Perimeter Scholars International is a one-year master’s-level course in theoretical physics designed to bring highly qualified and exceptionally motivated graduate students to the cutting edge of the field in an intense, interactive training environment.

Taught by some of the world’s most brilliant physicists, students at PSI are fully integrated into the unique international culture and dynamic research atmosphere of a leading centre, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, while earning a Master of Science from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

PhD Studentships for Physics in Scotland (UK)

The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) opens a single front door into physics PhDs in Scotland (UK). When you apply for a SUPA Prize PhD Studentship you will also be considered for all other funded places available in physics departments in Scotland.

SUPA is offering PhD studentships for outstanding students from anywhere in the world. These prestigious and competitive awards are intended to attract excellent students to study for a PhD in Scotland.

Chevening Scholarships (UK)

Chevening is the UK Government’s international awards scheme aimed at developing global leaders. Funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, Chevening offers two types of award – Chevening Scholarships and Chevening Fellowships – the recipients of which are personally selected by British embassies and high commissions throughout the world. Information on the Chevening Scholarships here, and Fellowships here.

Sackler Laboratory (Netherlands)

A number of PhD & research opportunities at the Sackler Laboratory for Astrophysics (Netherlands). Details about vacancies here.

International Astronomical Youth Camp

The International Astronomical Youth Camp (IAYC) is a three-week long summer camp aiming to promote knowledge of astronomy and related sciences in a unique international atmosphere.

Email info@iayc.org for the application form. Grants up to €650 are available.

DESY Summer Students (Germany)

Yearly opportunity for undergraduate students in physics or related natural science disciplines to participate in research activities of one of the DESY (Hamubrg, Germany) groups and take lectures. More details on the funding opportunity here, and see here for a list of topics.

RAS-OAD astro4dev grants

The mission of the OAD is to help further the use of astronomy, including its practitioners, skills and infrastructures, as a tool for development by mobilizing the human and financial resources necessary in order to realize the field’s scientific, technological and cultural benefits to society.

Mobility funding is available which has the goal of establishing or nurturing research, educational and/or development related collaborations between the United Kingdom (UK) and countries where astronomy research is not well established. Open for scientists, engineers or educators either based in the UK, or who will travel to the UK.  More details here.

Scholarships at the Universities of Aberdeen, St. Andrew’s & Queen Margaret (Scotland, UK)

Bespoke scheme for Palestinian students to undertake a Master’s degree. Two scholarships a year offered by the University of Aberdeen, St. Andrew’s University, Queen Margaret University (Edinburgh, UK). The scholarship includes a fee waiver, research costs are normally covered but NOT living expenses. Candidates interested in this scheme should in a first instance identify a supervisor at the above institutions and agree a project. A formal interview is then arranged. If an offer is made to the candidate, the supervisor will then apply for a fee waiver on the applicant’s behalf.

Elphinstone PhD Scholarships (University of Aberdeen, UK)

This Elphinstone scholarship at the University of Aberdeen (UK) covers a fee waiver for entire duration of the PhD programme, research costs are normally covered as well, but NOT living expenses. The scheme is open to all international students, including Palestinians. Minimum eligibility criteria is a bachelor degree with an upper second class (2:1) or equivalent and/or MSc with distinction.

The Rhodes Scholarships at the University of Oxford (UK)

The Rhodes Scholarship is a postgraduate award supporting exceptional students from around the world to study at the University of Oxford (UK).

Durham Palestine Educational Trust Scholarship (UK)

 The Durham Palestine Educational Trust hopes to offer two scholarships for a one-year taught Master’s Degree at Durham University (UK).

Gaza Oxford Brookes University Scholarship (UK)

The Oxford Brookes Gaza Scholarship Scheme is supported by the Asfari Foundation and was created in 2009, out of a strong will to support the people of Gaza through bringing in one student each year at graduate level to undertake a course of study leading to the award of an Oxford Brookes Masters’ degree at Oxford Brookes University (UK).

Saïd Foundation Scholarships (UK)

The Saïd Foundation offers a number of scholarships annually. It also offers joint scholarships with selected universities in the UK. Find out more here.