Fellowships Without Stipend
The university provides institutional affiliation with AUC in the form of a fellowship without stipend for visiting graduate scholars who wish to do research in Egypt and already have a source of funding but who need such an affiliation. The benefits of this fellowship include guidance in obtaining student or temporary residence visas, sponsorship by an academic department, consultation with faculty, access to the library and medical service but no health insurance. The fellow must register at AUC for research, pay a research fee equivalent to the tuition of one graduate credit hour per academic year, and agree to the University’s regulations regarding responsibility in research and publication. The fellowship does not provide housing or office space.
Acceptance of a scholar as a fellow without stipend is conditional upon the compatibility of his/her research interests with those of an AUC faculty member from a sponsoring department. Additional requirements may be specified, such as making an oral presentation of the fellow’s research project to a scholars seminar sometime during the period of his/her affiliation, and presenting the school with a copy of research results such as a copy of the PhD dissertation and/or copies of any published articles.
To apply, the candidate must submit the following:
- The University's personal information form and a current resume
A letter of introduction or sponsorship from the applicant's home institution
A research outline, including a description of the research techniques and tools the applicant plans to use in Egypt
A statement describing the source(s) and amount(s) of funding available for the applicant in Egypt
A recommendation from the AUC faculty member endorsed by the chair of the sponsoring department
Applications and supporting documents should be submitted to the dean of the appropriate school for final approval.