American University of Beirut

Affiliates Program

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

The required documents are as follows:
  • Letter or email to the director of CAMES, Professor Sari Hanafi​​, introducing yourself, requesting the affiliation and mentioning the dates during which you would like to be affiliated with CAMES.
  • 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
  • A scan of ​the front page of your passport​

An affiliation with CAMES provides the following:
  • Library access (fees and conditions
  • Internet access and wi-fi on AUB campus (free)
  • AUB visitors ID card ($7 USD)

The following conditions apply:
  • CAMES 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.
  • ​CAMES cannot help affiliates to obtain a residency permit in Lebanon.
  • CAMES 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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