Doctoral and post-doc grants awarded by the IFAO

Qualification requirements
  • The applicant for a doctoral grant must be a registered PhD student.
  • The applicant for a post-doctoral grant must be within five years of defending the dissertation.
  • The applicant must reside outside Egypt and undertake research that requires residence in Egypt.
  • Applications should be sent to the director of the IFAO by email: direction AT
  • The application must include a curriculum vitae, the detailed presentation of a clearly defined research project for the stay, accompanied by a letter of reference and recommendation from the applicant’s supervisor (for PhD students) or his/her research director (for post-docs).
  • Deadline for applications is 9 November 2017 for stays between 1st September and 22 December 2018.
  • The director of the IFAO, after consultation with the director of studies, the scientific members and the scientific council of the IFAO, will announce the recipients.
Grant procedures
Grants are awarded for one month. The grant-holders can apply for the following years. The total duration of the stay can not be less than a month and should not exceed the duration of the awarded grant. The IFAO can accept no administrative responsibility for grant-holders beyond their allocated period of stay.
The grant awarded will cover travel and accommodation expenses. The monthly stipend (1000 euros) has been determined by the IFAO administration board. On condition of availability of space on the premises and for the requisite fee, the IFAO can provide lodging for grant-holders. Grant-holders who need to stay in other parts of Egypt must find lodgings on their own.
At the end of their stay, grant-holders will submit a progress report to the director of the IFAO or to the director of studies.
Any person coming to the IFAO as a grant-holder must have personal health and social security coverage and medical repatriation insurance.
Pre-registration form
After acceptance of your application, if you wish to stay in IFAO during your stay, please fill in and return to the following form (French) and contact the relevant departments if needed. In order to prepare your mission, you are invited to read carefully this page on the IFAO website:
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