Technology Transfer Fellowship

Technology Transfer Fellowship for Saudi Female Ph.D.s

The KAUST Technology Transfer Fellowship is a two-year program that provides recent Saudi female Ph.D. graduates with the knowledge, training and hands-on work experience to significantly impact the capacity of the Kingdom’s innovation economy.

The Fellowship is designed to deliver both learning and professional development within the dynamic workplace setting of the KAUST offices. Fellows will rotate within Discovery, Development and Deployment teams of the Technology Transfer Office (TTO).

The Technology Transfer Fellows will use case studies, formal training courses (virtual, live and e-learning) as well as hands-on practical work accompanied by coaching and mentoring from experienced staff at KAUST as well as invited international practitioners.

KAUST Technology Transfer Fellowship

Program details

The Technology Transfer Fellowship is an exciting new program hosted by KAUST Innovation. This experience prepares fellows for technology transfer and innovation-related professional positions within universities, industry and government. The fellows will be assigned to work at the TTO offices in KAUST, located in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

Application dates:
October 17 – November 30, 2021

Application review and interviews:
December 15, 2021 – January 31, 2022

Decision and offer notification:
February 1, 2022

Program dates:
July 11, 2022 to June 30, 2024

Program location: KAUST Campus, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Learning outcomes

The program will cover the foundations of technology transfer including policy development and the operational aspects of technology transfer including:

  • IP strategy
  • Forms and formalities of intellectual property
  • Grant funding for developing technologies
  • Marketing technologies
  • Engagement with small and medium sized enterprises (SME)
  • Interaction with research operations
  • Negotiation of contracts and licenses
  • Project management
  • Data collection and analytics

How to apply

If you are a Saudi female Ph.D. graduate with a passion for science and are interested in how to transform research into real-world impact, then we encourage you to apply.

Please follow the link to complete the application form.

Qualifications to apply to the KAUST Technology Transfer Fellowship are:

  • Open to female Saudi Citizens only
  • Minimum of Ph.D. degree
  • Fluency in English (verbal and written)
  • Demonstrate interest and enthusiasm for working with technology
  • Not more than 2 years since graduation

Selected fellows will receive the following benefits:

  1. Monthly stipend
  2. Medical insurance
  3. KAUST on-campus housing
  4. Access to the daily KAUST bus between Jeddah and KAUST
  5. Access to all KAUST on campus facilities
  6. If selected to be hired, training period will be included in the employment duration


Request more information by getting in contact directly with the TTO,