Arab Fund for Economic & Social Development

Research Grants and Fellowships for Arab Nationals

The AFESD is an Arab regional financial institution, having an independent juridical personality. Its function is to assist the economic and social development of Arab countries through (1) financing development projects, with preference given to overall Arab development and to joint Arab projects; (2) encouraging the investment of private and public funds in Arab projects; and (3) providing technical assistance services for Arab economic and social development.

Funding opportunities include a ‘Distinguished Scholar Award’ and ‘Outstanding research and/or University lecturing awards’.