Faculty Advancement Program (FAP)

​​​​​​​It is a yearly program that includes bimonthly seminar series, a number of training workshops and an integrated project.

Target Audience

Newly recruited Faculty members in the Faculty of Medicine.



  • To train new and junior faculty members* of the FM in clinical research
  • To support the development of FM junior faculty members into clinical researchers.
  • To build capacity to support CRI training activities and provision of services in clinical research
  • To create a supportive faculty forum to discuss and collaborate on research projects

All new and junior faculty members interested in applying for a Seed Grant are required to take the "Faculty Advancement Program in Clinical Research" before submitting their proposals for the fund.​


FAP Team Members

FAP director: Martine El Bejjani, PhD
FAP coordinator: Sara Khansa, MBA


Contact Information

Ms. Sara Khansa
Telephone: 961 1350000 ext. 5452 


2019/ 2020 FAP Calendar​​

  • Introductory session-What resources for clinical research are available at AUB?
  • Structure of IP proposal (20 minutes)-Scientific Writing
  • IP discussion I: Research question
  • How to identify internal and external funding?
  • What are the functions of the Office of Grants & Contracts (OGC)?
  • ABCs of statistics
  • ABCs of research designs
  • IP discussion II: Research design and methodology
  • How to get through IRB?
  • How to prepare for your promotion?
  • IP discussion III: Analysis and Anticipated Results/tables
  • Building a research team
  • IP discussion IV: Challenges
  • Social Media
  • Leadership
  • Evaluation and planning forward and distribution of certificates



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