15 research projects granted funding by Egypt, US
Ain Shams University Campus - YOUM7/Mahmoud Hefnawy
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CAIRO: Fifteen research projects, six of which were proposed by female researchers, have been approved by the Egyptian-American Committee for Sciences and Technology (EACST) to be funded over a maximum of three years.
A senior profile from the Ministry of Higher Education visited the U.S. last week to a hold a meeting of the EACST; the first since its meeting in Cairo in 2012, according to a Sunday statement by the ministry.
Each country will fund every project by up to $200,000, and the winning projects were selected from 113 applications per their “national priority” that meet Egypt’s 2030 strategic plan, as well as researches of “common interest” to Cairo and Washington.
The universities of Ain Shams, Minya, Mansoura, Damietta, Alexandria, Sadat, Asyut and Al-Azhar have won some of the scholarships, as well as Zewail City for Science and Technology, the National Research Center, the Agricultural Research Center, the National Water Research Center, Theodor Bilharz Research Institute and the Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute.
Ten visits by Egyptian researchers to U.S. universities and research institutes with up to $30,000 per visit for a maximum of nine months will also be funded by the EACST.
The EACST agreed that agriculture, energy, water and health are considered priorities by the two countries.

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