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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.

Collaborative Research Grants: 

  • Intended to foster research collaboration between Egyptian and U.S. scientists.
  • Up to  $200,000 USD maximum each side;
  • 2-to-3 years in duration.

The proposal application packet may be accessed from: or

Research Areas

The Joint Board will consider Collaborative Research Grant proposals from the following five priority fields of science in basic or applied research with developmental impact:

  • Agriculture
  • Energy, including renewable
  • ICT applications
  • Health
  • Water

Application Submission

Either the Egyptian or U.S. principal investigator (PI) may upload the jointly prepared proposal to STDF’s website at  Please note that proposals submitted as hard copies or sent via email to either side will not be considered.  Any application not conforming to the submission guidelines will be deemed ineligible and returned without review.

NAS and STDF are the primary contacts for program inquiries:

U.S. Point of Contact

Ms. Joan Mahoney
Program Officer
National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

Egypt Point of contact

Ms. Ghada Ghaleb
Operations Officer
Science & Technology Development Fund (STDF)

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