Middle East Chapter

Middle East Chapter

Who we are


The Middle East Chapter is part of the MCAA and a network hub to focus members' activities in the Middle Eastern countries- all countries in the Middle East apart from those with an autonomous chapter. The chapter aims to introduce MSCA opportunities to start and develop productive collaborations between academic and industrial institutions in the member countries and EU institutions. The chapter encourages local networking, motivation, and recruitment between Middle East fellows and MCAA/MSCA.




  • Encourage local networking and establish a mutually beneficial relationship between MCAA and its alumni within the Middle East region
  • Initiate activities and events with added value to the alumni network
  • Increase, attract, support, and facilitate the connections between MSCA fellows and alumni
  • Interact and partner with external stakeholders within the Middle East region


Joining the chapter

The MSCA fellows from member countries are welcome to join the chapter. Membership is free and open to all MCAA members who have a connection to the Middle East region. Membership to the chapter provides access to the activities, information, and the right to participate in the election for the chapter chair. For the membership, just log onto the MCAA portal (https://www.mariecuriealumni.eu/groups/middle-east-chapter) and click on "join group"

Contact us on: middle-east.chapter@mariecuriealumni.eu


Membership of the Chapter is free

But we hope you will contribute your energy and enthusiasm to support our activities



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Amani Alawamleh

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Elias Dahdouh

Vice Chair
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Lamya Abdullah

Event Manager
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Laila Makboul

Communication Manager
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Murad Shoman

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Mohammedwesam Amer

Advisory Board Member

Latest Events

Meet and Greet


Want to know the board members ? Want to get introduced to the other members? Grab a cup of coffee\tea and Come and JOIN US!

Tips and Tricks for Presenting the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Proposals


Encourage researchers in the Middle Eastern countries to apply to MSCA-IF. Participants will learn about writing a successful proposal.