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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).


Innovate Egypt

Applications are now being accepted for Innovate Egypt. The application deadline is April 4, 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. The program is designed for three-person teams located in Egypt that are comprised of: a Technical Lead, an Entrepreneurial Lead, and a Business Mentor. This program is intended for Graduate Students, Faculty, or Researchers in Science and Engineering in Egypt. To learn more and apply, please visit

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.

Cycle 19 Request for Proposals Has Closed

Cycle 19 of the U.S. - Egypt S&T Joint Fund launched on January 9, 2018. Proposals for U.S. - Egypt S&T collaborative research projects and Egyptian junior scientist development visits were accepted until the deadline of 11:59 pm Cairo time on March 8, 2018.

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)
Egypt Point of Contact (Cycles 17 and 18)
Ms. Ghada Ghaleb
Operations Officer
Science & Technology Development Fund (STDF)
Egypt Point of Contact (Cycle 19)
Ms. Mariam Fawzi
Operations Officer
Science & Technology Development Fund (STDF)

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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.