Minister of Scientific Research Sherif Hamad said on Thursday that the United States reactivated the funding of joint science and technology projects worth US$4 million after a hiatus of three years.
Mahmoud Sakr, president of the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, said Egyptian-American scientific collaboration began more than 20 years ago. “This is a positive step,” he said.
According to the US embassy website in Cairo, the US-Egypt Science & Technology Cooperative Agree was signed in 1995, then renewed in 2001 and again in 2005 by both countries. The goal is to provide grants to increase scientific capacity in Egypt and the US, as well as strengthen the scientific relationship between the two countries.
For more information, check the US embassy website for updated information on available grants as well as deadlines.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm