Support Grants

All enrolled graduate students at The American University in Cairo (AUC) can apply for research, conference, and study abroad grants. Those who have just graduated, and intend to present the results of their graduate thesis at a recognized professional conference, may also apply. A graduate MA or MSc student is allowed only one conference grant per year, with a maximum of two conference grants per study period. He/she is also allowed up to one research grant per study period and up to one study abroad grant per study period.

PhD students are allowed up to three grants per study period, two of which must be conference grants. No more than one conference grant per year is allowed.

Graduate students must submit 2022 - 2023 grant applications to their programs/departments by one of the following four deadlines: 

  • September 20, 2022
  • November 10, 2022
  • February 12, 2023
  • April 10, 2023

Types of Grants 

1. Conference Grants

For assisting with expenses for delivering a paper at a recognized conference about research work conducted while a graduate student at AUC. 

2. Research Grants

For assisting with expenses for research conducted for an AUC graduate thesis. The support can cover:

  • Supplies, services, and data to be collected or purchased from local/international sources.
  • Publishing costs of reprints, page charges, preparation of manuscripts for publishing, and journal publication costs.
  • Travel expenses where applicable, possibly including airfare, accommodation, visa fee, and health insurance.
  • Grants could be used for the purchase of minor equipment and/or software licensees, but only with the approval of the program director/department chair. Such equipment and/or licenses become the property of the program/department at the end of the grant period.

3. Exchange/Study Abroad Grants

For assisting with airfare and living expenses abroad. The applicant must be accepted as a non-degree student or a visiting scholar, for up to one semester, in an institution with transferable credits to AUC. This grant is to possibly support an exchange/study abroad opportunity that would contribute to completing the applicant’s graduate degree requirements at AUC. 

Students are requested to use the online system for the application. This system is typically accessible 10 days before the deadline for each cycle.
For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies, telephone: +20.2615.3993 or send an email to

Guidelines for Graduate Students

For support grants guidelines, click here.

Support Grants FAQs

For frequently asked questions, click here.