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U.S. Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund Opportunity for Collaborative Research and Junior Scientist Development Visit Grants

  • 1.  U.S. Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund Opportunity for Collaborative Research and Junior Scientist Development Visit Grants

    Posted 07-09-2019 11:22
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    From: US-Egypt S&T Joint Fund <usegyptjointfund@...>
    Subject: U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund: Cycle 20 Now Accepting Proposals

     

    Dear Colleagues,

     

    We are excited to announce the launch of the U.S. – Egypt Science & Technology Joint Fund Cycle 20 call for applications for Collaborative Research and Junior Scientist Development Visit Grants.

     

    Collaborative Research Grants foster research collaboration between Egyptian and U.S. scientists, with up to $200,000 USD available for each country's research team.  Researchers from U.S. and Egyptian scientific institutes, universities, research centers, and governmental agencies are eligible to apply. U.S. researchers from private sector companies are also eligible to apply.

     

    Junior Scientist Development Visit Grants provide up to $30,000 USD for short term research training visits for Egyptian researchers to go to U.S. institutions.

     

    Applications will be accepted for research in the four general areas of agriculture, health, energy, or water, or for work at the nexus of two or more of the four general areas. In addition, applications will be accepted in machine learning/artificial intelligence in one of these four general areas.

     

    Agriculture:

    • Priority Topic: Animal health, including prevention, detection, and response to livestock diseases
    • Priority Topic: Smart agriculture and irrigation including translational research into water issues related to smart agriculture, with a focus on agriculture technologies and water irrigation, reuse, and management

    Health:

    • Priority Topic: Infectious diseases and immunology, with a special interest in anti-microbial resistance and translational research that strengthens prevention, detection, and the management of disease in humans including zoonotic diseases
    • Priority Topic: Cancer, with a special interest in translational research that can advance prevention, detection, or clinical care 

    Energy:

    • Priority Topic: New trends in renewable energy
    • Priority Topic: Energy storage and efficiency, including photovoltaic systems use and recycling, mini and micro-cogeneration, energy flexibility quantification, and opportunities for smart charging and vehicle to grid application
    • Priority Topic: Production and use of oil, gas, and coal

    Water:

    • Priority Topic: Impacts of sea-level rise, with a focus on innovative coastal engineering and advanced technologies to mitigate saltwater intrusion
    • Priority Topic: Groundwater resources - innovative exploration techniques and research on groundwater resources, with a focus on the Western Desert
    • Priority Topic: Desalination technology, including applications of renewable energy powered technologies
    • Priority Topic: Wastewater management and reuse

    Other:

    • Priority Topic: Machine learning/artificial intelligence applications in one of the above areas (agriculture, health, energy, or water)

     

    Proposals in priority topics and interdisciplinary research, at the nexus of two or more of the four general areas, will receive priority consideration during review. Applicants are urged to clarify the relevance of their proposals with respect to these general areas and the priority topics. 

     

    Proposals for translational research should include ‎a plan for how the researchers will work with/engage potential users of their research/results as part of their research design. It is strongly preferred that the potential technology end users be located in Egypt or the United States.

     

    Applications will be accepted until September 5, 2019 11:59 p.m. Cairo, Egypt time at: www.nationalacademies.org/egypt

     

    Please help us spread the word to your networks by circulating this information. Do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.

     

    Best regards,

     

    Katherine Matheson

    Program Officer

    Policy and Global Affairs Division

    The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

    500 Fifth Street NW

    Washington, DC 20001

    Phone: 202.334.2626

     

    P.S. – Please respond to this message if you would like to be taken off of our list of individuals to contact for Joint Fund updates and similar opportunities.



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    Sue Kelch, CRA
    Research Senior Financial Specialist
    University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
    Ann Arbor, MI
    (734) 764-8112Research Senior Financial Specialist
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