How to Apply

How to Apply

  • Applications for the 2020 Fellowship opened on Friday January 31st, 2020.
  • The deadline to apply for the 2020 Gabr Fellowship has been extended to April 30th, 2020.
  • The Egypt portion of the Fellowship program will take place from August 28 through September 6, 2020. The United States portion of the Fellowship program will take place from September 19 through September 30, 2020.
  • Once you have read the information on this page, please Click Here to complete the application form.
  • Please note that only applicants who make it to the next stage of the application process will be contacted.

Application Information

  • We accept applications 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.
  • Please submit only one application.

Practical Information

  • For more information about the Fellowship, please review the Fellowship Handbook. Download here.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.