September 21, 2018

MASDAR is seeking 20 of the brightest and most promising young UAE scholars for Fellowships at the most prestigious international scientific institutions.


In April 2006, Abu Dhabi took a bold and historic decision to embrace renewable and sustainable energy technologies. As the first major hydro-carbon producing nation to take such a step, it has established its leadership position by launching MASDAR, a global cooperative platform for open engagement in the search for solutions to some of mankind’s most pressing issues: energy security, climate change and truly sustainable human development.

One of MASDAR’s key components is the MASDAR RESEARCH NETWORK (MRN) – a unique collaborative network of world-class scientists and post-doctoral researchers in seven leading global scientific research centres on three continents. The MRN is a nucleus of international scientific research in advanced energy and sustainability technologies which leverages the core research strengths of each partner to accelerate innovation and commercial development of the most promising technologies.


MRN is now actively seeking 20 of the best UAE young Scholars for its International Fellowship Program. Scholars will be placed at one of the MASDAR RESEARCH NETWORK partners to earn their Masters and PhD degrees. The partners include:

Columbia University ( USA)
Imperial College London (UK)
RWTH Aachen University (Germany)
German Aerospace Center-DLR (Germany)
Tokyo Institute of Technology,(Japan)
University of Waterloo (Canada)
CIEMAT – Research Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (Spain)

Scholars will experience uniquely rewarding opportunities by interacting with top global academics, scientists and corporations through MASDAR’s extensive network of world-class partners.

Upon graduation, each Scholar will be given the opportunity to work at the MASDAR INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (MIST).The MASDAR Institute, founded through a cooperative agreement with the world renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will offer Masters and PhD programs in Science and Engineering disciplines designed to attract top-level talent from local and international universities. Graduates of the Fellowship will also have the option to work with one of MASDAR’s partners or ventures, to further develop and apply the scientific knowledge gained.

Current research tracks include: solar energy (photovoltaic and thermal); water technologies; carbon capture and storage; biofuels; energy storage; and energy efficiency.


Successful applicants will fulfill the following conditions:

UAE citizen
BS or MS graduate in engineering or science with a GPA of 3.2 or above
Strong analytical skills
Creative and innovative
Good communication skills
Dynamic and positive attitude
Ability to envision and help shape the future

The Fellowships will be competitively awarded according to academic excellence, independent intellectual contribution and commitment to purpose. Each Fellowship will cover educational and living expenses, in addition to a pre-set salary and foreign living allowance.

There are only 20 fellowships. If you want to be challenged and work with the worlds leading scientists and post-doctoral researchers and are interested in a fellowship opportunity which will shape your future, then send a copy of your CV and a letter of purpose to:

Fellowship Committee
The application deadline is May 31, 2007.