The Daughters for Life Fellowship Program provides opportunities for exceptional female students from universities in the Middle East to undertake academic activities in collaboration with partner universities in Canada, the Unites States and Europe.

Fellowship opportunities do not have to be directly related the student’s program of study. The objective is to expand their disciplinary horizons and encourage them to make a lasting contribution in their own communities.


 How to Apply:

Please note that details of the fellowships vary according to the policies of the university offering the program.

Students interested in applying for our fellowships program should check our site regularly and watch for new opportunities to be announced.

Be sure to visit our fellowships page frequently throughout the year for important new information and deadlines.


 DFL Fellows

Four Palestinian women students took part in the Daughters for Life Delegation to the 2013 EPIIC symposium on Global Health at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.

The symposium was organized by the Tufts Initiative for International Leadership and Perspective (TILIP) Program from February 19-25, 2013.


1. Asmaa Abumuamar

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Asmaa Abumuamar is a student in the Faculty of Medicine at Al Azhar University in Gaza.

Asmaa worked at the Khan Younis UNRWA Clinic and volunteered her services to a number of projects including the Kids Cancer Project, Breast Cancer Awareness and First Aid Services. Asmaa plans to complete her postgraduate studies in Public Health.


2. Deema El Sousi

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Deema El Sousi is a student in the Faculty of Business Administration at Al Azhar University in Gaza.

Deema’s interest in global health issues results from her volunteer activities with Mercy Corps. She participated as a youth leader in their emergency relief efforts in Gaza to help communities recover and build resilience for future challenges.


3. Majd Al Wahaidi

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Majd Al Wahaidi is a student in the Faculty of Business Administration at Al Azhar University in Gaza.

The daughter of a practicing family doctor in Gaza, Majd volunteers her services to a number of community-based medical clinics in Gaza, where she witnesses the lived links between water pollution and the deterioration of public health.


4. Saja Abu Sultan

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Saja Abu Sultan is a student in the Faculty of Dentistry at Al Azhar University in Gaza.

Saja volunteers her time in a number of schools in Gaza where she coordinates oral health awareness programs. For Saja, poverty is a risk factor related to nutrition, water, sanitation, and a healthy immune system and it has a clear impact on oral health.


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