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Joint Research Grants
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This grant is available for researchers from U.S. and Egyptian scientific institutes, universities, scientific societies, private sector research, and governmental agencies interested in working on a joint research projects. Individuals in either country may initiate proposals that are designed to support the add-on costs of bilateral cooperation. Joint Research Grants should be also developed by interested researchers of both countries.

Research Area

With the exception of the Integrated Science Grants,  the Joint Board will consider proposals from all fields of science, research proposals are particularly welcomed in the following fields:

  • Agriculture                                             
  • Medical sciences
  • Renewable energy
  • Pharmaceutical and Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • ICT
  • Social Sciences
  • Water
  • Climate
  • Weather
  • Nanoscience
  • Biodiversity
  • Earth observation

In addition to collaborative research in a number of disciplinary areas, proposals to address S&T policy, education, and technology transfer to the private sector may be considered.

Research and development cooperation takes the form of:

Research Planning and Development Grants

  • Up to a maximum of $60,000 USD
  • No more than 1 year in duration

Collaborative Research

  • Up to a maximum of $200,000 USD;
  • 2- 3 years in duration


Integrated Science Grants

  • Up to a maximum of $50 0,000
  • No more than 3 years in duration
  • Only 1 or 2 awards are likely to be made in this cycle


- Science and Technology Innovation Grants (New to the Joint Program)


  • Up to a maximum of $250,000
  • No more than 2 years in duration

  Application Procedure

Applicants must adhere to the following application submission procedures:

For U.S. PIs:

U.S. PIs must submit a soft copy of the joint proposal in pdf format via email to by application deadline.

Additionally, for U.S PIs considering submitting their applications to NSF for review,  must also submit the joint proposal to USAID by December 1,2011, please  follow the system outlined in attachment  VIII, which explains the required procedures.


For Egyptian PIs:

Egyptian PIs must upload the joint proposal to STDF's website Please note that proposals submitted as hard copies or sent via email to the Egyptian side will not be considered


Very Important Note:

Both the Egyptian and U.S. PIs must submit their joint proposals to STDF and USAID respectively by December 1, 2011 in accordance with the above application submission procedures. Any application that will be delivered by any other way will be returned without review.

Approval of new projects and funding decisions are normally made once a year at a late spring meeting of the Joint Board. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the review process and Joint Board decision.

Click here to download the 2011 Joint Research Grant Application (PDF Format 128 KB), Deadline for applications is December 11, 2011

The Deadline for receiving proposals has been extended from December 1st to December 11, 2011 (11:59 pm Cairo local time

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