American University of Beirut

Student Awards (SA)


The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to solicit applications for Students Awards from the Diana Tamari Sabbagh Scholars Program (DTSSP) to support graduate and medical students in their ongoing education.

The AUB DTSSP is funded by a generous gift from the Diana Tamari Sabbagh Foundation to promote excellence by enhancing the education and expertise of healthcare and health-related professionals through support of specialized training and exchange programs at AUB or abroad.

The Students Awards consist of two subcategories: subcategory (a) is the Diana Tamari Sabbagh Research Award, it is offered to a winning research presentation by a student at MEMA or any other competitive biomedical research event at AUB. Subcategory (b) is the Diana Tamari Sabbagh Medical Student Elective Award, it is offered to a medical student with an approved elective abroad, outstanding academic ranking and proven financial need.

Pending the availability of funding, the SA anticipates awarding one grant in each subcategory to fund applications submitted in response to this RFA. Applications may be submitted up to the deadline listed in the table below. It is expected that this grant will offer $1000 to the winner of the DTS Research Award (subcategory a) and $2000 to the winner of the DTS Medical Student Elective Award (subcategory b). Please note that no fee is required in submission of these applications.

The issuance of this RFA does not constitute an award commitment on the part of DTSSP nor does it commit DTSSP to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of an application. Further, DTSSP reserves the right to reject any or all applications submitted.

Application and Submission Information

  • Content and Form of Application Submission

    It is critical that applicants follow the instructions below. Conformance to the requirements is required and strictly enforced. Applications that are out of compliance with these instructions may be delayed or not accepted for review.
    • Applicants shall fill the official application form (DTSSP-F1), in which they select the program category of interest and submit it with a complete application by the date listed in the table below.
    • For the SA, applicants must submit the following:


      For subcategory (a):

        • a cover letter highlighting the value of the work
        • a copy of the accepted abstract

      For subcategory (b
      ): material to be received by February 1st, 2016:​

      • A cover letter highlighting the scholar aptitude as well as the financial need of the candidate,
      • A recommendation letter from the Assistant Dean for UME at AUB indicating the applicant rank in class, and
      • A letter of acceptance in a training program abroad

        For all categories: An academic résumé or curriculum vitae of the applicant

       March 16, 2020

  • Required Documents and Important Dates


    Complete Application

    • Application form (DTSSP Form 1)
    • Academic résumé or Curriculum Vitae of guest
    • Cover letter
    • Recommendation letters
    • Letter of acceptance


    March 16, 2020

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