Kawader is a unique, national capacity-building research fellowship program that allows outstanding graduates to gain experience in a cutting-edge academic research environment. This three-year, individually tailored, intensive program has two distinctive paths designed for (Emirati) graduates considering a graduate degree or a career in research.
|Path 1||Research Assistant Fellowship|
|Path 2||Postdoctoral Researcher|
|Develop research skills through mentorship||
Carefully selected mentors provide researchers with the experience and knowledge necessary for an immersive research experience.
The mentor also provides guidance relating to setting goals, developing contacts, and identifying key resources in their specialized field.
|Tailored professional development||Through the Learning and Development department with an Individual Learning Plan, researchers will be provided with required training in personal, interpersonal, and general administrative skills.|
|Develop into confident and involved learners||
Researchers will be placed in an environment where their knowledge and background of research will be challenged. They are expected to be highly involved in the development of research for publications.
Research output in high-impact journals is an integral success indicator for each researcher in the Kawader program.
Researchers have the opportunity to become even more confident and involved learners through their exposure to cutting-edge research and projects that push the boundaries of the discipline.
It is a great program that offers an opportunity for individuals to experience research in the right environment, academically and socially. Also, the program offers help in attending conferences and workshops overseas therefore building the knowledge and development of the individual.
Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree and have a strong interest in undertaking a graduate degree and/or continuing a career in research.
UAE nationals are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please follow the position links below and upload all necessary documents as requested.
Note: Please see the list below for positions that are currently open. Applications to be completed on interfolio (linked below).
The Kawader program (both Research assistants and postdocs) is a full-time employment contract for a duration of three years.
The Kawader fellowship has this duration to give researchers sufficient time to develop their skills in order to progress to competitive graduate programs or other research roles.
The program does not have a specific deadline since we admit researchers on a rolling basis (until program capacity is reached).
The Kawader program contracts includes a competitive salary (that differs for Path 1 and 2), library and other administrative support, a personal research fund, housing allowance, and a standard package of benefits that includes health insurance.
If you receive no update for over the three weeks following your application (after application confirmation email), please consider your application unsuccessful. If your application is unsuccessful, please feel free to check the NYUAD's career page on the public website which regularly posts positions that may be better suited for you.