Office of Sponsored Programs


The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) 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. Additionally, the office administers all awards and monitors compliance with the sponsor's rules and regulations, as well as AUC's policies and procedures.

The Office of Sponsored Programs has been serving AUC at large for more than 37 years. It has managed more than 1,600 contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements from international organizations, foundations, and corporations, in addition to the US federal government and the European Union.

Mission, Vision and Values


The Office of Sponsored Programs is dedicated to assisting faculty in the acquisition and management of extramural funds to advance the mission, vision, and strategic goals of AUC. The office provides support, expertise, and resources to develop and submit competitive proposals. In addition, OSP proficiently administers all awards in accordance with the sponsor's rules and regulations as well as AUC's policies and procedures.


To align with AUC’s centennial strategic plan from good to great 2019-2022 Vision, the Office of Sponsored Programs will bolster the University community and create an atmosphere in which faculty members are encouraged to pursue research and other functions and further applied knowledge through external funding. The Office of Sponsored Programs will grow into an internationally recognized model in Egypt and the region.


  • Resourcefulness and Competence: Our resources and experience coupled with our knowledge of AUC's resources enable us to creatively and effectively deal with potentially challenging situations.
  • Teamwork: Our team is supportive of each other’s efforts, loyal to one another, and care for each other both personally and professionally.
  • Collaboration: We created strong partnerships, within and outside of AUC, which we continuously seek to strengthen and broaden. These local and international partnerships keep us updated with best practices that we adapt to serve AUC more effectively.
  • Passion for Results: We show pride, enthusiasm, and dedication in everything that we do to proliferate AUC faculty’s chances of getting funded.
  • Excellence: We strive to excel in every aspect of our services and approach every challenge with a determination to succeed.
  • Integrity: We merit transparency in all our decisions and actions and promote responsible research practices to align with national and international regulations and ethical principles.
  • Purpose: Our efforts are centered around our internal mission, vision, and values, the faculty we support, and ultimately, AUC’s mission as an institution to make significant contributions to Egypt and the international community.


  • Advise AUC faculty on funding opportunities, deadlines, and requirements for external funding for research, projects, and programs of interest to the University.
  • Counsel and assist faculty and staff of the AUC in the conceptualization, preparation, and delivery of proposals for external funding, including proposal-writing workshops and assistance in budget development.
  • Review and analyze proposals for external funding, on behalf of the central administration, to ensure that requirements and standards of the University are met; ascertain that all reviews and approvals have been secured; and ensure that appropriate administrators have concurred with the commitments of the University resources. (All proposals for external support which involve the University in any way, must be reviewed by the central administration, except those covered by a specific delegation of this authority which has been granted to the School of Continuing Education, Engineering Services and Institute of Management Development for certain activities).
  • Monitor and support implementation and administration of externally funded programs, including negotiating, monitoring compliance, and assisting faculty and administration during program implementation.
  • Assist the University administration in maintaining policies and procedures necessary to ensure the appropriate use of external funding, including the review of existing ones and the introduction of new ones, as necessary.

Meet the Team

Dina Adly 
Associate Provost
t: +20.2.2615.2363

Maha Assad
Executive Assistant to Associate Provost
t: +20.2.2615.2364

Proposals Team

Dalia Ghaly
Senior Director, Pre-Awards
t: +20.2.2615.3817

Rita Ebeid
Proposal Officer
t: +20.2.2615.2376

Nora Elias
Proposal/Outreach Officer
t: +20.2.2615.2368

Awards Team

Amir Oraby
Senior Director, Awards and Operations
t: +20.2.2615.2367

Marmar Farid
Senior Director, Federal Awards 
t: +20.2.2615.2369

Nagwa Wahby 
Senior Director, Federal and EU Awards
t: +20.2.2615.2366

Niveen Torky
Senior Director, Corporations and Foundations
t: +20.2.2615.2487

Norma Medhat
Senior Awards Officer
t: +20.2.2615.2365

Dora Albert
Senior Federal Awards Officer
t: +20.2.2615.2343