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Call for Applied Research Projects Pre-proposals


The aim of this call is to invite experts in ASU to submit pre-proposals for ASU-Supported research projects. The project should include "PIs" from one or more of the university faculties. The submission of the proposals will be completed in two phases as follows:

Phase 1: Pre-proposals:

  • Teams from ASU who are interested in competing in this round are requested to submit a three-page pre-proposals using the following guidelines:
  • Basic requirements / criteria of selection for Phase 1 pre-proposals submission:
    • - List of team members (max. 3-4 is recommended, with multi-disciplinary expertise. Collaboration among faculties is encouraged). (10 points).
    • - Does the applicant have sufficient experience of project management?  (9 points).
    • [e.g. Managed research projects more than once (9), managed a similar size research project once, or has wide industrial management experience (7), managed smaller size projects or took part in similar size projects (5), accomplished researcher with limited project experience (3), novice or no relevant experience (0)]
    • - Does the applicant have sufficient management capacity (including staff, equipment and ability to handle the budget for the relevant actions)? ( (6 points).
    •  [e.g. Capacity management of research projects more than once (6), managed capacity of smaller size projects (4), accomplished researcher with limited capacity management experience (2), no experience (0)]
    • - Clear demonstration of the value, both academic and applied (10 points)
    • - The team includes senior and junior faculty, and has diverse and gender balanced (5 points).
    • - Including an industrial partner with/without funding is strongly recommended. (10 points)
    • - Applied inter-disciplinary projects are strongly recommended.(5 points)
    • - Project sustainability should be highlighted in the pre-proposals. (5 points)
    • - Must describe research capacity that will support the work existing facilities. (5points).
    • - Download the Proposal Template
  • Pre-proposals template:Three pages exclusive of references and CVs, including:
    • - Title
    • - PI and Co-PIs
    • - Industrial partner(s)
    • - Problem statement, brief background, relevance, context, target applications.
    • - Tasks, please be specific and assign a PI for each task (but collaborations are strongly encouraged).
    • - Proposed educational, training and workshop components.
    • - Existing facilities for supporting the proposed research.
    • - Total budget (please see budget guidelines)
    • - References and CV of all PI/Co-PIs (beyond the three-page limit, follow the template).
    • - Download the CV Template
  • Evaluation
    • Pre-proposals will be judged by an Evaluation committee at ASU. 

  • Total estimate of the project depends on the percentages given in the above-mentioned items, as illustrated in the following example:

Phase 2: Final Proposal:

  • The pre-proposals will be evaluated, selected pre-proposals will be asked to present their final proposals for evaluations by the ASU administration. The final proposals will be evaluated by experts in the field of each proposal

Note that The University Board, in its session on 27/06/2022, agreed on the following:

  • 1. Assure that researchers have published at least (1) one international research from each university-funded research project in one of the Q1-Q2 Scopus-web of sciences before the approval of the scientific and financial report
  • 2. Research projects that are in line with one of the sustainable development goals and Egypt Vision 2030 have priority in eligibility for funding from the university, provided that this is added within the terms of the form for applying to research projects.
  • 3. In the event that the researcher does not publish the results of his research in one of the Q1-Q2 Scopus-web of sciences journals, he is obligated to refund any funding he received from the university.
  • 4. In addition to depriving the member from applying to fund research projects from the university for two years.