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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 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 Cycle 18 Proposal Deadline Has Passed

The Cycle 18 proposal deadline for the U.S. - Egypt S&T Joint Fund's Collaborative Research and Junior Scientist Development Visit grant programs passed on September 27, 2016 at 11:59 pm Cairo time. For reference purposes only, the Cycle 18 RFA details can be found online at:

NAS and STDF are the primary contacts for program inquiries:

U.S. Point of Contact
Ms. Katherine Matheson
Program Officer
National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Egypt Point of Contact
Ms. Ghada Ghaleb
Operations Officer
Science & Technology Development Fund (STDF)



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.