Internship, MS / PhD, PhD, Postdoc and Research Scientist Position


This is a unified application form for all positions in the Optimization and Machine Learning Lab at KAUST led by Prof Peter Richtarik, including

Research Intern

MS/PhD Student

PhD Student

Postdoctoral Fellow 

Research Scientist

This lightweight form is intended as a point of first contact, and should be used instead of sending an email.


Outstanding academic record appropriate to the position you are applying to.

Application Instructions

Application documents:

Brief cover letter, explaining your motivation for applying,

Detailed curriculum vitae (including your email address),

Complete transcript of grades from all your university-level studies.

We do not ask for more information/documents at this point (but you can provide more if you want). Should your profile be shortlisted, we will ask for further information if there is a need for this (e.g., reference letters), and a Zoom interview will be scheduled. 

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Research Assistant

Job Description

Research Assistant (PhD candidate) in utilisation and valorisation of food waste RA will work on utilising waste into bakery products

Minimum Qualification

MSc Food Science/Technology

Preferred Qualification

MSc Food Science/Technology

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience

Experience in Utilising waste into bakery products

Special Instructions to Applicant  

Division College of Food & Agriculture-(CFA)

Department Food Science - (CFA)

Job Close Date open until filled

Job Category Academic - Research Assistant

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Kuwait Scholarships 2022-2023 | Fully Funded

The Fully Funded Kuwait Scholarships for the Academic Year 2021-2022-2023 are now open for online applications. The Kuwaiti Scholarships are available to Study Full-time UndergraduateMasters, and PhD Degree Programs from the Kuwait Universities. The Kuwaiti Government Scholarships by the Kuwait Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education are also open for application for the 2022-2023 batch.

Details About Kuwait Scholarships 2022-2023

  • Country: Kuwait
  • Degree Level: Bachelors, Masters, PhD
  • Financial Coverage: Fully Funded

List of Top 3 Scholarships in Kuwait

#1 Kuwait Government Scholarships

All International Students (Kuwaiti, Non-Kuwaiti, and Diploma) may apply for Kuwait Ministry of Private Education Scholarships. These are Fully Funded Government scholarships.

Degree Level:

  • Bachelor’s
  • Master’s
  • Ph.D.

Financial Coverage

  • Tuition and fee
  • Books
  • Monthly Stipends
  • Airfare
  • Stationery items
  • Other related costs.

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#2 Berrows International Scholarship Program

Also known as BISPT, the Berrows International Scholarship Programs Test helps outstanding students from around the globe to pursue education at any level, by providing them with financial grants.

Degree level:

  • High school
  • Bachelor’s
  • Master’s
  • PhD.

#3 Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) Scholarships:-

The Wells Mountain Initiative Scholarship Program (WMI) is a network that provides financial assistance to bright minds belonging to developing countries.

Degree level:

  • Bachelor’s
  • Master’s
  • Ph.D.

Financial Coverage

The program offers annual scholarships amounting to up to the US $3,000 to Scholarship Winners. This amount covers the following costs:

  • Tuition and Fee
  • Books
  • Monthly Stipends
  • Stationery items
  • Other related costs.

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Jaber Al-Ahmad Prize for Young Researchers for the year 2021

About the Prize 

Nominations will be accepted until Sunday 31 October 2021

As the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences believes in the importance of caring for scientists and researchers and encouraging distinguished scientific competencies in various branches of knowledge, and to motivate the Ph.D. holders of the country to devote themselves to research, study, authorship and translation in various branches of scientific production, and in support of the spirit of constructive competition between specialists, the Foundation announces the start of receiving applications Apply for the Jaber Al-Ahmad Prize for Young Researchers in the following fields:

Natural sciences and mathematics: in the fields of physics, chemistry, geology, mathematics, statistics, computers and other related disciplines

Engineering sciences: in the fields of chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, mechanical, petroleum, agricultural and other related disciplines.

Biological sciences: in the fields of botany - embryology - zoology - entomology - biochemistry - agriculture and livestock (veterinary: milk and dairy production - poultry, livestock and fish) - agricultural chemistry - agricultural diseases - microbiology and other related disciplines

Medical and allied sciences: in the fields of anatomy - pharmacology - physiology - microbiology - pathology - internal diseases - obstetrics and gynecology - children - psychiatry - radiology - surgery - dentistry, ophthalmology and other related disciplines

Social and human sciences: in the fields of anthropology - psychology - sociology - political science - history - geography - educational sciences - Arabic language - foreign languages ​​- philosophy - law and Sharia and other related disciplines

Administrative and economic sciences: in the fields of business administration - marketing - industrial management - finance and investment - accounting - economics - insurance - public administration and other related disciplines

The winner in each of the aforementioned fields will receive a cash prize of 10,000 Kuwaiti dinars (ten thousand Kuwaiti dinars) along with a gold medal, the foundation’s shield and a certificate of appreciation.

Applications for the award are accepted according to the following conditions:

The applicant must be a Kuwaiti citizen.

To be a holder of a doctorate degree, and for the applicant to have at least 8 scientific papers published in refereed scientific journals that he published after obtaining his doctorate degree.

For applicants in the field of medical and paramedical sciences, an associate's degree is considered equivalent to a doctorate in other disciplines.

The age of the applicant should not be more than 45 years.

The submitted scientific production should include the following: Research published or accepted for publication in refereed scientific journals Research published in proceedings of scientific conferences written, translated or edited books or authorship of one or more chapters in a book Articles, studies, scientific reports and patents. Resulting from master's and doctoral theses in evaluating the candidate's scientific production.

The applicant’s scientific production follows the standards and principles of academic research integrity.

Fill out the application for the award, and send it with all the applicant's work electronically. The application can be obtained through the institution’s website www.kfas.org, provided that the works are in PDF files, either by means of storage (Google Drive - Dropbox - one Drive) and sent to the e-mail of the Awards Office

jaberalahmadprize@kfas.org.kw or via Flash Memory and sent to the address of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences - Al Sharq, Ahmed Al Jaber Street - direct phone 22270465.

The decision of the Foundation's Board of Directors is final and may not be objected to.

Nominations will be accepted until Sunday, October 31, 2021.

To inquire about the award, please call +965-22270465 or e-mail to the award office: jaberalahmadprize@kfas.org.kw

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PhD Scholarship Related to Mars Science at NSSTC

Job Description

The National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) invites applications from enthusiastic, ambitious, and hard-working Emirati nationals for a graduate scholarship leading to a PhD related to Mars Science, to start in Spring or Fall 2022. Supervision of the PhD thesis will be done jointly between NSSTC and a partnering University Department (Geography, Geology, Physics, etc.). Applications for entry in Spring 2022 must be submitted as soon as possible. For entry in Fall 2021, applications must be submitted by 30 November 2021, and we will look favourably on applicants willing to join NSSTC as a Research Assistant from January 2022, to bridge the gap until the start of the PhD program. The PhD project is linked to the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM), which arrived at Mars in early 2021. The area of study will be "Building and analysing comprehensive Mars dust storm databases from 1 Martian Year of EMM observations". This project would suit a person with pronounced interest and a study background in remote sensing (both satellite imagery and quantitative data) and atmospheric and planetary science. With the imminent arrival of EMM at Mars, NSSTC is very keen to recruit Emirati nationals as PhD students in this area. The task of this PhD project is to build a dust storm database spanning at least 1 Martian Year (1 Martian Year is ca. 1.9 Earth Years) based on EMM. The database construction will start with the beginning of the EMM Science phase, scheduled for early-to-mid 2021. The basis of this database will be images by the EMM instrument EXI (Emirates Exploration Imager). The combination with quantitative data on the dust optical depth, atmospheric temperature, etc. from the EMM instruments EXI and EMIRS (Emirates Mars Infrared Spectrometer) is possible. A particular challenge is the fact that EMM will map dust storms each few hours or, equivalently, several times per day. This implies that the database has to be updated on a sub-daily basis. Likewise, this makes the database unique from existing dust storm databases. An integral part will be the subsequent statistical/mathematical analysis of dust storm characteristics such as source region, storm track and size, timing and duration, etc. The student will join the EMM science team and work alongside Emirati and international scientists to achieve the project goals. Please see also https://www.uaeu.ac.ae/en/cgs/phd-projact-2pdf.pdf for more information. This job advertisement is to select a student for the NSSTC scholarship. The accepted candidate will be supported by NSSTC for four years with a stipend of about 11,000 AED/month. For formal admission to a PhD program, the selected applicant will then need to apply for a PhD program through UAEU's College of Graduate Studies. Separate scholarships are also available to cover tuition fees - please see https://www.uaeu.ac.ae/en/cgs/scholarship.shtml for details. For further information, please contact Dr. Claus Gebhardt at claus.gebhardt@uaeu.ac.ae or +971 3 713 4487. Instructions to Applicant: Submit the following via Jobs@UAEU (please don't email): Motivation letter (ca. 2 pages). CV (ca. 2 pages). Certified University diplomas and transcripts. IELTS exam certificate. Arrange for two letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with your academic work. Copy of Passport and Khulasat Al-Qaid.

Minimum Qualification

Emirati nationality. Bachelor's and Master's degree in a relevant subject: Remote Sensing, Geography, Geology, Physics, Mathematics, Astrophysics, Space Science, Computer Science, Data Science, Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, Planetary Science, or similar. Bachelor GPA 2.50, Master GPA 3.00 (or equivalent) or higher. IELTS Academic 6.5, assessed in the last two years (unless some exception applies). Full PhD admission requirements can be found at https://www.uaeu.ac.ae/en/cgs/admission.shtml.

Preferred Qualification -

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience

A keen interest in space exploration and planetary science. A strong aptitude for computing work and programming. Strong mathematical ability. Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written. An ideal candidate will have taken courses both in Remote Sensing, Mathematical Data Analysis, and Atmospheric/Planetary Science.

Special Instructions to Applicant

See "Job Description" above for the list of required application materials.

Division National Space Science&Tech. Center
Department National Space Science&Tech. Center
Job Close Date open until filled
Job Category Academic - Research Assistant
Salary 11000

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Khalifa University Scholarships 2022 UAE | Fully Funded

The Khalifa University is now accepting applications for the Khalifa University Scholarships 2022. The Khalifa University Located in Abu Dhabi, UAE Offering Scholarships to UndergraduateMastersPhDPre Medicine Bridge Program and Doctor of Medicine. The University is considered as one of the Best Universities to study in UAE. There is No Application Fee Charged by the Khalifa University.

Khalifa University welcomes you. Your gateway to the UAE’s leading and top-ranked institution of Education, Technology, and Research. International Students as well as UAE Residents can apply for the KU Scholarship. All-Academic Fields & Majors are available Consists of Engineering, Medical, Business, Health, Arts, IT, & Other Fields are available to Study Abroad Scholarship in UAE.

Most of the Scholarships in Arab countries are open now. Khalifa University will Sponsor Almost all the Comprehensive Expenses in this Scholarship. Participants with Any Nationality are eligible to apply as well as UAE Nationals too. This is the Greatest Opportunity to Study in UAE. You can also Check List of 1,450 Scholarships to Study in Arab Countries. More Details about the Khalifa University Scholarship is given below.

Details About Khalifa University Scholarships 2022

  • Country: Abu Dhabi
  • Course Level: Undergraduate, Master & PhD, Doctor of Medicine
  • Financial Coverage: Funded
  • Deadline: 16th October 2021

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Khalifa University Scholarship Duration:

Participants can apply for the Full Time as well as Part-Time. But there are Some Requirements for both.

Full-time: Students are required to Register for 3-4 courses each semester (9-12 credit hours or equivalent).
Part-time: Students are required to Register for 2 courses each semester (6 credit hours or equivalent).

  • Duration of Master Degree For Full Time: 2 Year
  • Duration of Master Degree For Part Time: 3 Year
  • Duration of PhD Degree: 3-4 Years

Academic Fields & Majors

The List of Academic Fields & Majors for Scholarship at Khalifa University in the Fields of Engineering, Medicine, Security, Science and Technology, Arts are given below. Please have a look.

Undergraduate, Masters, PhD

College of Engineering

  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Master of Science in Engineering Systems and Management
  • Master of Science in Information Security
  • Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering
  • Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering
  • Master of Science in Sustainable Critical Infrastructure
  • Master of Science in Water and Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Science by Research in Engineering
  • Master of Engineering in Health, Safety, and Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computing and Information Science

College of Arts and Sciences

  • Master of Arts in International and Civil Security
  • Master of Science in Applied Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Petroleum Geoscience
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Petroleum Geoscience

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Engineering Systems and Management
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Multidisciplinary Engineering

College of Medicine and Health Sciences:

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)

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Financial Coverage Scholarship:

Khalifa University Scholarships 2021 will Cover Most of the Expenses. The Scholarships for international students in the UAE will cover all Necessary Expenses.

  • Full Tuition Fees Cover.
  • Medical Insurance Cover.
  • Support to attend International Research Conferences.
  • Monthly Stipend (subject to change): GRTA Stands For Graduate Research & Assistant Scholarship
  • Monthly Stipend During MSc: AED 8,000
  • Monthly Stipend During Ph.D.: AED 10,000

Note: Please Select GRTA Graduate Research & Assistant Scholarship in the Application Form For Scholarship For Only International Students.

More Details About Khalifa Scholarships can be found (Here)

Documents Required:

Please Arrange the Following Documents given below to Upload online in the Application Form. By Hand or by Mail Post will Not be Accepted.

  • Bachelors & Master Degree Certificate
  • An Official Transcript
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV). 
  • White Background Passport Size Image.
  • Valid Passport.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Two Recommendation Letter.
  • Research Statement (500 to 1,000 words – Ph.D. applicants only).

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Third Country Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies for Students from Palestine and Yemen


The grants offer Palestinian and Yemeni graduates the chance to gain a Master's degree at a Jordanian university.

Who can apply?

The programme is primarily aimed at highly-qualified university graduates aiming at a university career in their home country.

What can be funded?

The programme allows students to take Master's degree programmes (only Thesis Track) at the University of Jordan (UoJ), the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) and the German Jordanian University.
Only Yemeni students may study medicine/dentistry.

Duration of the funding

Two years for regular study programmes in Jordan and max. three years for programmes in dentistry in Jordan.


  • Monthly payments of 570 EUR
  • Payments towards health insurance
  • Travel allowance depending on country of origin (530 EUR for the region, 180 EUR for neighbour country)
  • Monthly family allowances for spouses (228 EUR)
  • Tuition fees (Master Thesis Track)


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The Oman Research Grant for a visiting research fellowship of three months at ZMO, Berlin, in fields related to Omani studies

Deadline: 13 September 2021

Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orientin Berlin, Germany, is inviting applications for the Oman Research Grant, sponsored by the Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture and Science. The

Grant comprises funding for a research stay in Berlin of up to 3 months in 2022 at ZMO, as well

as travel costs to Berlin, for the successful candidate. We are seeking to attract an outstanding

postdoctoral scholar who is engaged in projects in research fields related to Omani Studies.

ZMO expects all fellows to participate in the centre’s academic life and to give one presentation on their project. The awarded fellow is to acknowledge the research grant achievements

and publications as “Funded by The Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture and Science” and

to provide the Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture and Science with five copies of publications funded by the grant.

The grant will be worth 2500 Euros per month, in addition to the costs of travel of up to 500


Applicants are invited to consult the ZMO website before submitting their proposals in order to

better gauge the context in which they intend to work. We are happy to answer questions prior

to the application.

The review of applications by the Selection Committee (comprising ZMO researchers and one

employee of the Omani Embassy as an observer) will be finalised by the end of September.

Applications should be sent by email only, and include:

• A brief cover letter (1 page), indicating the envisaged period of stay

• Description of a research project to be worked upon during the visit (max. 3 pages)

• CV, including a complete list of publications

• PhD certificate (or proof of submission)

Please email the application as one single pdf-file in the above-listed sequence to


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Fully funded UAE. Scholarship in Dubi

United Arab Emirates University Information

Scholarships for United Arab Emirates University"> United Arab Emirates University Grants

Fully Funded UAE University Scholarships 2021 in Dubai Established in 1976, United Arab Emirates University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Al-Ain (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Abu Dhabi. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, United Arab Emirates, United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details.

Eligibility Criteria

  • National and International Students are eligible for UAE University Scholarships.
  • Must have a Bachelors Degree. A cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent, in all undergraduate work.
  • English Language Requirements.
  • More Requirements are available

Required Documents

All applicants must complete the Electronic application form. The application must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • Identity documents for Emirati students (copy of passport, nationality ID and UAE identity card). and international students inside UAE (copy of passport, valid visa and UAE identity card). international students outside UAE only copy of Passport.
  • Copy of official certificates & transcripts (Mark sheet) from all colleges or universities.
  • An official copy of the applicant’s score on the IELTS or TOEFL exam from one of the university’s accredited centres.
  • A detailed curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Two letters of recommendation from professionals familiar with the student’s academic work.
  • Complete the Security Form.
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International awards at Khalifa University

Khalifa University Information

Khalifa University Grants

International awards at Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates Founded in 2007, Khalifa University is a private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Abu Dhabi (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Sharjah. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Education, United Arab Emirates, Khalifa University (KUSTAR) is a very small (uniRank enrollment range: 250-499 students) coeducational higher education institution. Khalifa University (KUSTAR) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 12 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 0-10% making this Emirati higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment.

Offered Benefits

  • International with CGPA >= 3.3: 100% of tuition fees
  • International with CGPA 0 –3.29: 75% of tuition fees
  • International with CGPA 2.0 – 2.99: 50% of tuition fees

Application Process

  • How to Apply: To apply for the grant, applicants are advised to take admission in the bachelor’s degree program at the university. After taking admission, you can apply for the award.
  • Supporting Documents: Must attach your high school certificate, a letter from the school stating predicted grades is required, good conduct certificate, passport and passport size photograph
  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must hold a high school degree with an excellent GPA.
  • A minimum score of achievement in each of the following EmSAT subjects: Math 825, Physics 500, Arabic 800 and English 1100.
  • Language Requirement: For taking admission, students have to provide the standardised scores of TOEFL or IELTS.

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