Excellence with Impact and Attitude




The KAUST Global Fellowship Program (“Global Fellowship”) is an initiative from the Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) that supports outstanding emerging research leaders and scientists from around the world to build a path towards a fully independent career. The program is merit based, targeting excellent postdocs with breakthrough ideas across the five Research Pillars of KAUST: food & health, water, energy, the environment, and the digital domain. 

The Fellowship is designed to complement, support, contribute, and advance the current research activities at KAUST across all Divisions and Research Centers. For this reason, 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. Year-to-year, Strand 2 will focus on different Research areas that are strategically important to KAUST and highly topical.

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Message from the Vice President for Research

donald pic“The KAUST Global Fellowship program seeks to identify excellent early career researchers from across the world, invest in their talent and help to unlock their full potential as scientific leaders.

The selected group of outstanding individuals has access to our first-class facilities and resources, enabling them to generate research outcomes at the highest international level.

We are looking for researchers at an early stage in their postdoctoral career, who already have demonstrated their capability and have an ambition for independent research. 

Those selected play a key role in helping to address the major challenges of our time and we provide them with a stepping stone opportunity to launch their own careers within a dynamic and fast paced environment.

Are you an exceptional postdoctoral researcher with an eye for adventure? KAUST is the place to be. It’s your global destination for excellence with impact and attitude!

Good luck,”

Prof. Donal D.C. Bradley