American University of Beirut

Affiliates Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Academics and PhD candidates may apply for affiliation with ARABIC & NEL in order to facilitate their research in Lebanon.​

The required documents are as follows:

  • Letter or email to the chair of ARABIC & NEL, Professor Bilal Orfali, introducing yourself, requesting the affiliation and mentionin​g the dates during which you would like to be affiliated with ARABIC & NEL.
  • For academics, we require a letter of recommendation from the department chair. For students, we require a letter of recommendation from the advisor.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research proposal
  • Scan of the front page of your passport​​

An affiliation with ARABIC & NEL provides the following:
The following conditions apply:
  • ARABIC & NEL  offers affiliation for a period of one year only with possible renewal for an additional year under certain conditions. 
  • Affiliates for terms longer than three months may be asked to give a presentation about their research.​
  • ARABIC & NEL cannot help affiliates obtain a residency permit in Lebanon.
  • ARABIC & NEL cannot provide any office space to affiliates.​
  • Affiliation requests may take up to three weeks to process so applicants should take this timeframe into consideration when applying.​

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