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Sponsored programs are externally funded projects to support the University functions, public service, research, academic support, instruction, institutional support, fellowships, scholarships and awards, that are sponsored, or funded, by external sponsors, such as a federal, state, or public/international/private organizations or agencies. 

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Global ASHA Convention 2022

The American University in Cairo (AUC) maintains a remarkable 45-year partnership history with USAID/ASHA representing a life-long journey to a brighter future. 

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Funding Opportunities

A critical aspect of the proposal development process is matching research goals with appropriate sources of funding. Potential funding sources can include international organizations, government agencies, foundations and corporations.

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Pre-Proposal Services

Sponsored research projects stem from research ideas. The process of producing a proposal for a research project begins with having a research idea/goal(s), then setting objectives for reaching the goal(s) and having methods to carry out the objectives.

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Proposal Services

Sponsor guidelines for funding applications vary widely, therefore, we work on the proposal with the principal investigator, making sure all the sponsors and AUC’s requirements are addressed.


Award Services

Terms and conditions of the grant are reviewed. We acquaint principle investigators with grant management techniques, negotiate favorable terms making sure that the award's conditions are compatible with University policies.

What Our Experts Say

Funding research is a complex process. OSP has developed deep expertise in developing winning proposals. Over the past 6 years, I worked with its team on numerous projects. They’ve always provided helpful insights on the proposals, helping us navigate the process efficiently.

Ayman Ismail, Assistant Professor, Department of Management
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OSP has been instrumental for external grants to various entities at AUC. From individualistic faculty research to institutional initiatives, OSP team has continuously provided valuable support, especially on graduate fellowship grant.

Adham Ramadan, Dean of Graduate Studies
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We always rely on OSP in managing our external grants. They provide excellent support during all phases of funding; from identifying, sharing opportunities, to brainstorming on drafting, reviewing proposals. Even after grants’ landing, they continue their support in acting as the liaison between departments and funders, sending reminders for due progress reports, explaining procedural requirements assuring successful and smooth cooperation.  

Laila El Baradei, Professor, Department of Public Policy and Administration
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Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

The Office of Sponsored Programs represents the University in its dealings with external sponsors. The office assists faculty members in identifying potential funding sources, as well as developing and submitting proposals.

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Principal Investigator Support Unit (PISU)

PISU role is to assist Principal Investigators in the management of externally funded grants programs’ budgets, through handling related financial and logistical aspects, while ensuring compliance with the sponsor requirements as well as AUC policies and procedures.

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Office of Sponsored Programs Annual Report FY22

Office of Sponsored Programs Annual Report FY22

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Contact Us

Office of Sponsored Programs
Administration Building, Room G005, Ground Floor, AUC New Cairo
t: +2.02.2615.2364
Sunday - Thursday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm