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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 Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and in Egypt by the Egyptian Science, Technology and Innovation Funding Authority (STDF).
 


News

2022 Joint Fund Symposium 

The 2022 Joint Fund Symposium was held virtually on January 10-11, 2022. Information about the event can be found here.

Cycle 21 Request for Proposals Has Closed 


Cycle 21 of the U.S.-Egypt S&T Joint Fund launched on September 8, 2021. 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 December 8, 2021. 

Alumni Interview Series: Dr. Foster Agblevor and Dr. Waleed El-Zawawy

For over 20 years, the U.S.-Egypt S&T Joint Fund has fostered collaboration between the Egyptian and U.S. scientific communities. Dr. Foster Agblevor of Utah State University and Dr. Waleed El-Zawawy of the National Research Centre were the principal investigators for the Cycle 16 project: Fractional Catalytic Pyrolysis for the Production of Biobased Materials and Biofuels.

Please watch and listen as they recount their experience with the program!

Cycle 20 Funding Update

The U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Board has approved 12 collaborative research projects for funding under Cycle 20. 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, Technology and Innovation Funding Authority (STDF). The 12 projects can be found here.

The Joint Board also approved 9 junior scientist development visit projects for funding under Cycle 20. These grants are short-term, non-academic training visits for Egyptian researchers to U.S. institutions for up to nine months. The 9 projects can be found here. 



Contact Us

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) and the Science, Technology and Innovation Funding Authority (STDF) are the primary contacts for program inquiries:

U.S. Point of Contact (Cycles 17-21)
Ms. Katherine Matheson
Program Director
NASEM
Email: usegyptjointfund@nas.edu
 
Egypt Point of Contact (Cycles 17-20)
Eng. Amany Badr Eldien
Operations Officer
STDF
Email: amany.badreldin@stdf.eg
Egypt Point of Contact (Cycle 21)
Eng. Marwa Alaa
Operations Officer
STDF
Email: marwa.alaa@stdf.eg

 


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