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The U.S. - Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund

The U.S. - Egypt Science and Technology (S&T) Joint Fund was established under an agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt 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 Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR). 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).
 


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Cycle 19 Funding Update

The U.S. - Egypt Science and Technology Joint Board has approved 14 collaborative research projects for funding under Cycle 19. These grants aim to foster research collaboration between Egyptian and U.S. scientists, with funding for each project's U.S. scientist provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and funding for each project's Egyptian scientist provided by the Egyptian Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF). The 14 projects can be found here.

The Joint Board also approved 10 junior scientist development visit projects for funding under Cycle 19. These grants are short term, non-academic training visits for Egyptian researchers to U.S. institutions for up to nine months. The 10 projects can be found here.

Congratulations to the U.S. and Egyptian scientists who have been selected!


Innovate Egypt

The application deadline for Innovate Egypt has passed. Applications were accepted until the deadline of 12:00 pm ET on April 9, 2019. The goal of Innovate Egypt is to provide innovators with the training, mentoring, and resources they need to bring their ideas out of the lab and into the market. To learn more please visit https://venturewell.org/innovate-egypt.


2018 Joint Fund Symposium


U.S. and Egyptian researchers with current Joint Fund Collaborative Research Grants met in Cairo November 5-7 for the 2018 Joint Fund Symposium. At the Symposium, grantees presented information on their research projects, met other program participants, and discussed the outcomes of past collaborative scientific research projects. For more information, please consult the Symposium agenda.


Contact Us

NAS and STDF are the primary contacts for program inquiries:

U.S. Point of Contact (Cycles 17-19)
Ms. Katherine Matheson
Program Officer
National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Email: usegyptjointfund@nas.edu
 
Egypt Point of Contact (Cycles 17 and 18)
Ms. Ghada Ghaleb
Operations Officer
Science & Technology Development Fund (STDF)
Email: ghada.ghaleb@stdf.eg
 
Egypt Point of Contact (Cycle 19)
Ms. Mariam Fawzi
Operations Officer
Science & Technology Development Fund (STDF)
Email: mariem.fawzy@stdf.eg
 


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This website is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, produced for the U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund, and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government.


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