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Executive Director Message

Prof Emad Hegazi      In accordance to Egypt’s Vision 2030, sustainable development comes to the forefront. Research is the pivot on which any development or sustainability hinges. Competitive research funding is what the STDF has been doing since 2008 and today we look forward to expand our funding both in terms of funding size as well as the funding schemes to support researchers at different stages in their research career. In our 2019-2023 plan we look forward to strengthening academia-industrial joint research inside Egypt as well more complex schemes involving academic and industrial partners from within Egypt and with industrial partners. The STDF has invested hundreds of millions of pounds over the past ten years in capacity building focusing on equipment purchase. The plan is give more focus to human capacity by giving more support to scientific events and to programs targeting the re-integration of young and fresh Ph.D. researchers returning to their homeland. The STDF maintains its commitment to its broad coverage of science and technology research guided by the ten axes of the national vision 2030. More efficient funding cycle and more support to the whole innovation cycle and a proactive handling of research artifacts as well as monitored Key Performance Indicators are in the forefront for national and international grants alike. STDF is looking forward to funding the future of Egypt through a more dynamic, better assessed, and better oriented funding schemes towards a sustainable development captured in Vision 2030.

 STDF Projects Success Stories

Currently Opened Grants.

UK-Egypt Newton-Mosharafa Program: Leaders in Innovation Fellowships (LIF) Call 4


Grant: International Cooperation Grants
Program: UK-Egypt Newton-Mosharafa Program: Leaders in Innovation Fellowships (LIF) 
Call  4
Launching Date 16-Oct-18
Deadline: 29-Nov-18



 ==> Applicant Guidance Notes -Leaders in Innovation Fellowship

==>  LIF_ Egypt_Application form 2018-2019

Contact Person: Nevine Nabil
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Faculty For Factory Program (FFF), Call 9

Grant: Development & Innovation Grants
Program: Faculty For Factory Program (FFF)
Call: 9
Industrial Topics: In case of choosing one of the FFF Industrial Problems: endorsement letter is not needed and the suggested proposal/development title, Number, and Beneficiary should be mentioned
Call announcement 1-Oct-18
Call Deadline: 31-Oct-18




 ==> Faculty for Factory Grant Call for Proposals (PDF)

==> Faculty for Factory Grant  Industrial Problems (PDF)

==> STDF_Faculty_For_Factory_Application_Form (Docx)

Contact Person: Ms. Eman Abbas Saleh
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Success Stories

Conferences and Events


In 2006, the Egyptian Ministry for Scientific Research has embarked on an ambitious

exercise to overhaul Science and Technology (S&T) activities in Egypt. In the course of the year 2007, the outputs of that exercise were a complete restructuring of the S&T governance and management model in Egypt, in addition to the creation of the Higher Council for Science and Technology (HCST), and the Science and Technological Development Fund (STDF).

The Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF) has stimulated the Egyptian scientific society  by funding distinguished research papers and establishing scientific partnerships with scientists from many advanced countries in order to keep track of quickly advancing technology, and be open to  different societies, as well as, new economic unions, compete on the international arena, link scientific  research to technological development and cooperate with civil society institutions to activate their  role in the integrated scientific research system.



Success Stories