King Abdullah I School of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research

Office of Sponsored Projects


The Office of Sponsored Projects serves as a central resource to support the research and projects at PSUT by providing guidance and stewardship for the research community and the College.



Our mission is to foster research administration excellence in support of the University's global leadership in research. 

Each Sponsored Projects Officer is part of a specialized area and is assigned to focus on proposals for the colleges. 


The Goal:

The office provides pre-award services, post-award services, and self-support program management services for PSUT’s sponsored programs and projects.

To identify and put in place culturally-relevant systems and best practices for:

  1. Identifying R&D and outreach funding opportunities on a regular basis in order to disseminate them to appropriate faculty members and/or research staff in the most efficient and effective manner possible;
  2. Match-making between funding opportunities and capabilities based on research interest and expertise;
  3. Conducting proposal writing workshops on a regular basis to spread awareness and to train faculty and research staff on how to develop competitive proposals of different types (research, capacity building, training);
  4. Pre-award support for faculty members and research staff via their own specific proposals, which includes technical writing, budget development, intellectual property management and contracting issues, among others;
  5. Post-award support for faculty members and research staff with the management of grants and contracts such as billing, invoicing sponsors, processing payments, meeting deadlines, submitting deliverables, and closing out projects.


Office Responsibilities:

OSP team services and support include the following:

  • Sponsored programs communication and publications; funding alerts, and custom searches
  • Grant-search consultations; guidance on use of grant-search tools
  • Grant-related workshops and webinars
  • Review of sponsor guidelines
  • Coordination and assistance with proposal plans, project budgets, and submission timelines
  • Review and verification of compliance
  • Proposal routing for authorized signers’ approvals
  • Award negotiation and acceptance on behalf of the PI
  • New account setup, including creation of timelines for deliverables
  • Project management orientation for PIs
  • Oversight of day to day fiscal management and compliance regulations
  • Monitoring of budgets and cash flow
  • Project closeout in collaboration with Finance and Accounting and with Human Resources


Funding Agencies:


Funding agencies


Budget limit

Country of Origin



Abdul Hameed Shoman Scientific Research Support Fund


20,000 JD


Applicants’ Terms and Conditions

  1. The applicant must be a resident of Jordan, regardless of their nationality.
  2. The applicant must be working in a scientific, research or academic institution or center in Jordan.

Project’s Terms and Conditions

  1. The project must be within Jordan’s Scientific Research National Priorities.
  2. The project must be in line with the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation’s objectives and orientations in supporting scientific research.
  3. The submitted research project must constitute an added value and thus, have a practical side.
  4. A Master or Ph.D. theses, or graduation projects are not entitled to be submitted in this respect.
  5. The "Research Project Funding Request Form" must be submitted through the scientific or academic institution



Industrial Scientific Research and Development Fund/HCST


20,000 JD


Applied research open all the year, Required local industrial partner from Jordan


King Abdullah II Fund for Development


15,000 JD


Applied Scientific Research Project

Application Terms

  1. The researcher must be a Jordanian.
  2. The age of the researcher should be between 22 and 40 years.
  3. The researcher should have scientific and practical experience in the field of research presented.
  4. The research presented is workable and within available and reasonable resources.
  5. Funding required for the research should not exceed 15,000 Jordanian dinars.
  6. The period of work in the submitted research should not be less than six months and not more than two years.
  7. The applied scientific research must not have funding from other parties while applying or after admission.


Scientific Research Support Fund


25,000 JD


الأسس العامة:

  1. أن يكون أردني الجنسية.
  2. أن يكون عاملا في جامعة أردنية أو مركز بحث أردني.
  3. أن لا يزيد عمره عن (40) أربعين عاماً.
  4. أن يكون حديث التخرج ( لم تمضي أكثر من خمس سنوات على حصوله على درجة الدكتوراه عند تقديمه الطلب).
  5. أن يكون قد نشر بعد حصوله على درجة الدكتوراه بحثاً واحداً على الأقل في مجلة علمية عالمية مرموقة ومصنفة عالميا لها معامل تأثير (Impact Factor).
  6. أن يكون حاصلاً على التوفل بعلامة لا تقل عن (600) أو (IELTS) بعلامة لا تقل عن (6.5) أو ما يعادلها في امتحان اللغة الفرنسية (DELF)، أو ما يعادلها في لُغة البلد التي يُقبل فيها للدراسة. ويستثنى من ذلك اذا كانت لغة دراسة الدكتوراه للمتقدم هي  نفس لغة الدولة المتقدم اليها






Walter Benjamin Programme

Eligibility Requirements

Only postdoctoral researchers at an early career phase are eligible to apply to this programme. The project may not be based at an entity that is for-profit or that does not permit the publication of findings in a generally accessible form.


The fellowship amount is made up of the basic allowance and, where applicable, additional benefits such as a foreign allowance, cost of living allowance and benefits for parents.



International Development Research Centre (IDRC)


Per call



Apply for a research grant terms:

Applicants must complete the Application for an IDRC Research Grant kit.

The information requested in the kit is the minimum required by the Centre; therefore, every response is mandatory (unless indicated as optional). Failure to provide all of the mandatory information and required documents and/or providing unsigned documentation will result in processing delays and/or your application may be rejected.

Applicants should consult the funding opportunity or follow guidance from IDRC on whether the application must include a Data Management Plan (DMP). If so, complete the Stage 1 or Stage 2 DMP.


IDRC offers grants, funding, and awards to researchers and institutions to find solutions for global development challenges

open calls and terms will found in this link:


German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Per call per call Germany

Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.

Postdoctoral researcher: Scholarship Database

Faculty: Scholarship Database




CRDF Global

Defined per call Defined per call US
Opportunities for funding are available in the form of research grants, fellowships, business plan competitions, technical training, laboratory upgrades, and travel support to attend professional conferences and events. You need to check the current opportunities for funding.


Potential Grants:






Opportunity Title Details
Call for expressions of interest: Women’s Economic Empowerment in a Low-Carbon COVID-19 Recovery

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity, implemented through its Sustainable Inclusive Economies division. This call for expressions of interest aims to advance the generation and use of context-specific evidence that can contribute to women’s economic empowerment in the Global South in the context of responses in lower-income countries to the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing climate crisis.

For more information about the call objectives, eligibility, timelines, and application guidelines, please refer to the detailed call for expressions of interest.

The submission deadline for proposals is April 13, 2021. All EOIs must be submitted through the IDRC online application portal.


بدء استقبال الطلبات الاولية لعام 2021 ضمن برنامج PRIMA‎

يعلن صندوق دعم البحث العلمي والابتكار/وزارة التعليم العالي والبحث العلمي عن بدء استقبال الطلبات الأولية  (Pre-Proposals) للمقترحات البحثية ضمن برنامج التعاون العلمي والتكنولوجي البحثي بين المملكة الأردنية الهاشمية والاتحاد الأوروبي (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area PRIMA)، لعام 2021 ضمن مسار (Section two) في موعد أقصاه نهاية دوام يوم الخميس الموافق 22 أبريل 2021.

فعلى الباحثين الراغبين بالتقدم بطلباتهم الأولية، تعبئة نموذج الطلب الأولي المتوفر من خلال  الرابط أدناه وإرسالها إلى البريد الإلكتروني ( في الفترة المشار إليها أعلاه

رابط نموذج الطلب الاولي لبرنامج PRIMA


استقبال طلبات الترشح لجوائز علي وسامية منكو للباحث المتميز في الأردن 2020

يعلن مركز حمدي منكو للبحوث العلمية عن بدء استقبال طلبات الترشيح لجوائز علي منكو للباحث المتميز في الأردن 2020 وجائزة سامية منكو للباحثة المتميزة في الأردن وذلك خلال الفترة من 15/3/2021 وحتى 30/4/2021 ، في المجالات التالية:
1- جائزة علي منكو للباحث المتميز: 
  *كليات الهندسة والزراعة
  *كليات الطب والتمريض
2- جائزة طلبة الدراسات العليا في التخصصات العلمية والصحية
3- جائزة سامية منكو للباحثة المتميزة:
  * الكليات العلمية والهندسية والصحية
 للنماذج وتعليمات الجوائز يرجى زيارة الموقع الالكتروني للمركز على الرابط التالي:…/hmcsr/Cente…/Forms/All_Forms.aspx


جائزة اتحاد مجالس البحث العلمي العربية للبحث العلمي للعام 2021

يعلن مجلس اتحاد مجالس البحث العلمي العربية فتح اجراءات التقديم للمنافسة على جائزة اتحاد مجالس البحث العلمي العربية للبحث العلمي للعام 2021، حيث تهدف الجائزة الى:

  • نشر ثقافة البحث العلمي بين شرائح المجتمع العربي.
  • الاهتمام بالموهوبين والمبدعين وتشجيعهم على العطاء.
  • مساعدة الباحثين فى استثمار نتائج أبحاثهم وابتكاراتهم وتحويلها إلى منتجات.
  • التعريف بالباحثين المتميزين بين العاملين بمؤسسات البحث العلمي العربية.

ولمعرفة المزيد عن الجائزة و شروْط التَّرْشِيْح وطريقة المشاركة يرجى زيارة الرابط التالي:

علما أن آخر موعد لاستلام طلبات المشاركة في الجائزة هو الأول من أغسطس 2021.


National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) - 14th cycle

The Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is launching the 14th cycle of the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP).

The National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) is the main funding program of QNRF and the primary means by which QNRF seeks to support research that can help Qatar address Qatar Research, Development and Innovation Strategy 2030.

The objective of the program is to competitively select research projects that will address national priorities through supporting basic and applied research as well as translational research/experimental development.

Through this NPRP-S cycle, QNRF intends to stimulate partnerships between academics and research end-users.

The NPRP-S aims to focus on meritorious research projects that demonstrate a potential impact on the development of Qatar’s society and economy with an emphasis on:

tackling needs and challenges that local research end-users face; supporting projects with tangible impactsfocusing on subjects that are highly promising in terms of commercial and technological potential; promoting a public-private partnership culture in Qatar; encouraging a more cross-cutting / interdisciplinary approach to projects; - stimulating scientific excellence and the advancement of knowledge in Qatar.

The proposal submission deadline is April 20, 2021. If you have a project idea, please prepare an abstract to help you find a Qatari partner, and for further information, please see the attached file and visit this link:


*Wellcome Trust / Open Research Fund

Wellcome Trust has announced a call for applications for the Open Research Fund to support researchers to develop and test incentives for making health research more open, accessible and reusable.

Researchers must propose to trial new tools, resources or ways of working to do this. Also, they must evaluate the impact, benefits and risks of their work.

Wellcome Trust (WT) welcomes proposals that encourage collaboration across international borders, and between different organizations, sectors and disciplines. WT encourages researchers to consider including a team member or collaborator with behavioral or social science expertise.

Key dates: This scheme will close in 2021:

Concept note deadline: 12 March 2021, 23:59 GMT

Successful applicants invited to submit full applications: By 12 April 2021

Full application deadline: 21 May 2021, 17:00 BST

Announcement of successful applicants: July 2021

For more information, Visit


Training and Webinars:

*Proposal Writing Webinar - April 27 2021

GrantStation Inc. is organizing a webinar about "Proposal Writing in 2021: What’s Different and What's The Same?". The webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 2 PM EDT (09:00 PM Amman time).

The purpose of this webinar is to explain how to move forward in proposal writing strategies in 2021. So, we would be glad if you could join and participate.

To save your seat, please register online by clicking here.


The Office of Sponsored Projects’ staff are here to serve PSUT research community. Below you will find more information about our staff. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concern:

Nisreen Altaie


Tel: +962 6 5359 949   Ext: 5703