Joint Science & Technology 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 on Science and Technology Cooperation to strengthen scientific and technological capabilities between the two countries. The objectives of this cooperation are to expand relations between the two scientific and technological communities, utilize science and apply technology to exchange ideas, information, skills, and techniques, and to collaborate on scientific and technological endeavors of mutual interest to promote economic development.

The Joint Fund is governed by the U.S. – Egypt Joint Board, which is composed of six members each from the United States and Egypt.  It determines priorities among fields of cooperative activities based on mutual interests of both countries, recommends overall policies for the program, identifies areas and forms of cooperation, and approves the cooperative activities to receive funds.  In so doing, the Joint Board shall consider the needs and capabilities of scientific and technological communities including the private sector in each country.

Joint Fund grants provide financial resources to support the add-on costs of bilateral cooperation. Applications submitted to the Joint Board should include strong elements of mutual interest and benefit, high scientific quality, and potential developmental impact on economy and society. Joint activities should be carried out in accordance with international obligations, national laws and regulations of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United States of America.

Eligible Applicants

Researchers from U.S. and Egyptian scientific institutes, universities, scientific societies, private sector companies, and governmental agencies are eligible to apply. The cycle 9 Deadline is March 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm Cairo time.

Application Submission

The new cycle of the U.S. – Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund launched on January 9, 2018. Proposals for U.S. – Egypt S&T Collaborative Research Grants and Egyptian Junior Scientist Development Visit Grants will be accepted until the deadline of 11:59 pm Cairo time on March 8, 2018. For more information including eligibility, application instructions, and to apply, click the link:

Short term non-academic training visits for Egyptian researchers to U.S. institutions

  • Up to a maximum of $30,000 USD
  • Up to nine months in duration

Proposal Preparation and Submission Instructions (DOC 288 KB).

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Grants intended to foster research collaboration between Egyptian and U.S. scientists

  • Up to $200,000 USD maximum each side
  • Up to two to three years in duration

Proposal Preparation and Submission Instructions (DOC 55 KB).

Required Application Attachment IX: Gantt Chart

Required Application Attachment X: Logical Framework Matrix (LFM) (DOC 38 KB).

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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)