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Gabr Fellowship 2020 for Young Emerging Leaders

2020 Gabr Fellowship for Young Emerging Leaders

Partially Funded
Country: Egypt and USA
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Applications call for Gabr Fellowship 2020 for Young Emerging Leaders. The East-West: The Art of Dialogue initiative organizes an annual exchange program, the Gabr Fellowship, for young emerging leaders from the East and the West to join forces to develop and implement projects addressing critical issues in their countries.


All lodging, travel, and meals are covered by the Foundation. However, American Fellows are responsible for their transportation to and from the US airport and Egyptian Fellows are responsible for their travel to and from Cairo.


  • Applications are open for candidates from the United States, Egypt, the UK, Jordan, Lebanon, and France.
  • All applicants need to be between 24 and 35 years of age.
  • Egyptian applicants cannot have visited the United States previously, and United States applicants cannot have traveled to Egypt. If you are an applicant from France, the UK, Jordan, or Lebanon you should not have visited the US or Egypt.
  • Those selected are known as Gabr Fellows and are selected by an expert panel through a rigorous application process.
  • The Shafik Gabr Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, political party, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or financial ability.
  • Candidates must submit only one application.
  • All Fellows must have a regular passport valid for at least six months after the Fellowship program is finalized.
  • Fellows are not allowed to travel on official or diplomatic passports.
  • All applicants must have English language proficiency.

Additional Information 

Safety is of primary importance to the Gabr Fellowship. On matters of travel and security, the Shafik Gabr Foundation will follow the direction of the U.S. State Department and the Government of Egypt. In order to maximize the benefits of the Fellowship, Fellows will share rooms. Each room will house one American Fellow and one Egyptian Fellow of the same gender. There will be no exceptions and Fellows are expected to stay in the hotel for the duration of the program.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline30 April,2020
CountryEgypt and USA
Open toCitizens of UK, USA, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and France



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