Applications Open for U.S. – Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund!

Deadline: 7 March 2018

Applications are open for “U.S. – Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund” to strengthen scientific and technological capabilities between both countries.

To support activities of the Joint Fund, each country jointly matches funds provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Scientific Research (MOSR). The program is implemented in the U.S. by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and in Egypt by the Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF).

The objectives of this cooperation are to help Egypt and the U.S. expand relations between the two scientific and technological communities, utilize science and apply technology by providing opportunities to exchange ideas, information, skills, and techniques, and to collaborate on scientific and technological endeavors of mutual interest to promote economic development.

Types of Grants & Funding Information

  1. Junior Scientist Development Visit Grants: Short term non-academic training visits for Egyptian researchers to U.S. institutions.
    • Up to a maximum of $30,000 USD
    • No more than 9 months in duration
  2. Collaborative Research Grants: Intended to foster research collaboration between Egyptian and U.S. scientists.
    • Up to $200,000 USD maximum for each country’s research team
    • 2- 3 years in duration

Research Areas

The Joint Board will consider applications for research in the four general areas of agriculture, energy, health, and water. All proposals must be within one of the below priority or eligible topics, or propose work at the nexus of two or more of the four general areas.

  • Agriculture
    • Priority Topic: Translational research into water issues related to smart agriculture, with a focus on agriculture technologies and water irrigation, reuse, and management
    • Eligible Topics: Smart agriculture; irrigation; prevention, detection, and response to livestock diseases
  • Health
    • Priority Topic: Translational infectious disease research that strengthens prevention, detection, and response for humans and/or animals
    • Priority Topic: Translational cancer research
    • Eligible Topics: Cancer; immunology; infectious diseases; anti-microbial resistance (AMR)
  • Energy
    • Eligible Topics: Energy storage systems; new trends in energy technology and innovation
  • Water
    • Eligible Topics: Desalination technology; wastewater management and reuse
  • Other
    • Priority Topic: Responsible conduct of research in any of the four general areas

Eligibility Criteria

  • Researchers from U.S. and Egyptian scientific institutes, universities, scientific societies, and governmental agencies are eligible to apply. U.S. researchers from private sector companies are also eligible to apply.
  • Egyptian PIs must have full-time affiliation at an eligible Egyptian institution.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: United States & Egypt

For more information, please visit U.S. – Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund.

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