Named Research Funds
Endowed Research Funds
Dr. Salima Ikram Endowed Fund for Egyptology
Established in 2018, by multiple donors to support Dr. Salima Ikram's and future Egyptologists at AUC with funds to advance their research activities in Egyptology. The fund will be used under the discretion of Dr. Ikram in her capacity as distinguished university professor at AUC. Activities of the fund include but are not limited to excavations, research and research projects, field trips for students, bioarchaeology and conference presentations.
El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Development Center Endowed Fund
Established in 2020 by Mr. Hisham El-Khazindar '96 to support El-Khazindar Business Research and Case Center (KCC) at AUC to ensure long-term sustainability.
Ford Foundation Endowment for the Social Research Center (SRC)
Established in 2002, by the Ford Foundation - USA to build long-term sustainability for the Social Research Center, which conducts and encourages multidisciplinary social science research in Egypt and the Arab region, trains researchers and guides and assists graduate students, scholars and organizations engaged in social science research in the region.
Gerhart Center Endowment Fund
Established in 2007, to support the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, which seeks to promote philanthropy and civic engagement in the Arab region by serving as a source of knowledge, a cultivator of partnerships, and a catalyst for innovation, community engagement, and a heightened sense of citizenship and social responsibility.
Mellon Fund to Stabilize Positions in Social Research Center (SRC)
Established in 2001, by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to stabilize the positions of key members of the Social Research Center’s research staff.
Qalaa Holdings Finance Service Center Endowed Fund
Established in 2006 by Qalaa Holdings to support the Qalaa Holdings Financial Services Center, in 2020 the fund was endowed to support the center in perpetuity.
School of Business Research Fund
Established in 2012, to strengthen academic research activities in private equity, venture capital and investment management.
The Banawi Industrial Group Fund for Civic Responsibility
Established in 2006, by H.E. Sheikh Hussein A. Al-Banawi to support the Gerhart Center for curriculum development, database and library material.
Established in 2019, by Mr. Richard and Mrs. Kerri Bartlett to encourage research and other projects that address defining challenges shaping Egypt and the Middle East. The Fund is perpetual, intended to develop creative responses to challenges that at the time seem most formidable for the future of the region. The fund seeks to generate innovative ideas, strategies and technologies, and in the process to develop human capital that will provide leadership to confront the most critical challenges facing Egypt.
Zahi Hawass Endowed Research Fund
Established in 2013 by multiple donors to support the hands-on research activities, including excavations, attendance at conferences, visits to foreign museum collections and sites, and other activities of graduate students in Egyptology.
Annual Research Funds
Archaeology Excavations and Research Fund
Established in 2017, by multiple donors in honor of Dr. Salima Ikram to support her research and archaeology excavations.
AUC and UCF Faculty Exchange Program
Established in 2019, by Mrs. Nancy Wolf and Mr. Jonathon Wolf (SP), 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, by Mrs. Nancy Wolf and Mr. Jonathon Wolf (SP), 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.
AUC Innovation Hub - Mountain View
Established in 2021 by Mountain View to support corporate innovation initiatives, connecting with AUC faculty and students through the AUC Innovation Hub.
AUC Research Support Fund
Established in 2017, by multiple donors to advance world-class scientific and technical research.
AUC Venture Lab
Established in 2013, to support AUC Venture Lab by creating a pipeline of entrepreneurs through awareness, training and ecosystem support through activities and events scheduled by AUC Venture Lab, providing seed capital to startups, providing free of charge training, mentorship and acceleration services to startups. The AUC Venture Lab is currently sponsored by Arab African International Bank, Mountain View, Nestlé Egypt S.A.E., Shell Egypt.
AUC Venture Lab FinTech Accelerator
Established in 2016, to support the AUC Venture Lab Fintech Accelerator in Creating a pipeline of entrepreneurs through awareness sessions, training, and ecosystem support, provide seed capital to startups, provide training, mentorship, and acceleration services to startups in collaboration with industry, as relevant, provide professional services, including consulting and communications services to startups, organize lectures, seminars, or training sessions to be conducted by corporate executives, to enhance the learning of the incubated startups and the AUC community at large and to create opportunities for startups to pilot their projects at organizations/companies. Currently supported by Commercial International Bank (Egypt) and MasterCard International - Egypt
Digitizing the K.A.C. Creswell International Collections
Established in 2020 by Victoria and Albert Museum to digitize the K.A.C. Creswell International Collections. Sir Keppel Archibald Cameron Creswell (1879-1974) was of the pioneering figures in the study of Islamic art and architecture he documented Cairo’s Islamic monuments. Digitizing his collection is to enhance the access and uses of Creswell’s photographic archives in six international collections through digitization, cataloging, extensive data cross-referencing, and primary research into Creswell’s library. The work will make Creswell’s important collections available online through the creation of an online digital library, facilitating future research on this material and making it known and usable internationally.
Google Research Fund
Established in 2021, by Google Ireland Limited to support research related to Open-Source Standard Cell Based RAM and Register File Compiler for SKY130 (DFFRAM Compiler).
Iqra Literacy Curriculum Project
Established in 2021 by Dr. Helen Abadzi to test and revise a newly developed reading strategy and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) oral grammar curriculum for Egyptian students in a small pilot study.
Pharco Case Studies Fund
Established in 2016 by Pharco Co. to support the development of 20 case studies and to build the capacity of business professionals in the development of high-quality cases.
Suitera Research Fund
Established in 2021 by Suitera to support the research in design automation and simulation software tools and services.