Faculty and Staff Development Funds

AUC offers support for faculty and staff professional development with various training programs, research opportunities, awards and exchange programs.

J. Duggan Endowed Memorial Fund for AUC Library Staff
Established in 1985 to provide library staff with training and development including English training at AUC and local and regional conferences and workshops on library skills, Egyptology, archival systems and information technology services.

Samer Soliman Endowed Forum for Democratic Transformation
Established in 2013 to support an ongoing lecture and seminar series on contemporary public issues.

AUC and UCF Faculty Exchange Program
Established in 2019, the AUC and UCF Faculty Exchange Program will support a UCF faculty member to have the opportunity to participate in a faculty exchange hosted at AUC, or a faculty member from AUC to have the opportunity to participate in a faculty exchange hosted at UCF. 

AUC and UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management Exchange Program
Established in 2019, the AUC and UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management Exchange Program will support a faculty member from UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management to participate in a faculty exchange hosted at AUC to facilitate the design and teaching of a course, which is to be implemented at AUC. The AUC and UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management Exchange Program will support up to two faculty members from AUC, per academic year, to attend a special training program at the UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management. 

Employee Emergency Relief Fund (EERF)
Established in 2017 to provide support for current and retired employees of the University who are confronted with a significant, unforeseen temporary financial emergency.  Since responsible citizenship and service is one of AUC's top priorities — and being a good citizen starts at home — the fund is supported through the contributions of members of the AUC community. Their gifts provide an indispensable safety net for our colleagues who may be confronted with an unexpected, temporary financial hardship.

Moataz Al Alfi GAPP Faculty Research Awards
Established in 2013 to encourage faculty members in the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) to enhance the quantity and quality of publications in peer-reviewed journals and subsequently have a positive impact on accreditation and on overall university ranking.