Sponsored Projects Office

The Sponsored Projects Office is a central resource to support research and projects carried out at PSUT by providing guidance and stewardship for the research community and the School.

Our mission is to foster research administration excellence in support of PSUT's efforts to achieve global leadership in research. 

The Office provides pre-award, post-award, 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:

    • Identifying R&D and outreach funding opportunities regularly to disseminate them to appropriate faculty members and/or research staff most efficiently and effectively as possible;
    • Match-making between funding opportunities and capabilities based on research interest and expertise;
    • Conducting regular proposal writing workshops to educate and train faculty and research staff on how to develop competitive proposals of different types (research, capacity building, training);
    • Coming in the future:
    • Pre-award support for faculty members and research staff via their specific proposals, which includes technical writing, budget development, intellectual property management, and contracting issues, among others;
    • Post-award support for faculty members and research staff with managing grants and contracts, such as billing, invoicing sponsors, processing payments, meeting deadlines, submitting deliverables, and closing out projects.

  •  Office Responsibilities:

SPO team services and support include the following:

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


    Opportunity TitleDetails
    Research Partnership Grants 2023

    The Leading House MENA has launched a call for “Research Partnership Grants”. This instrument aims at developing new joint project proposals or connecting already existing and independently funded projects in Switzerland and in the MENA partner countries into long-lasting cooperation.

    Grant amount: Max. CHF 15,000 per project
    Number of grants available: Approximately 10
    Project duration: Max. 12 months
    Eligible Swiss institutions: Federal and cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teachers’ education, as well as public research institutions
    Eligible countries: All 17 countries of the MENA region (see call document for full list)
    Application deadline: 21.08.2023, 5pm (Swiss time)
    Information and application: https://www.hes-so.ch/la-hes-so/international/leading-house-mena/research-partnership-grants-2023

    The instrument is similar to the call that was launched in October 2021 and in May 2022, but some minor changes have been made to the call regulation. Please read the document carefully and contact us if you have any questions.

    U.S. Embassy Amman, PAS Annual Program

    The U.S. Embassy in Amman’s Public Affairs Section (PAS) is pleased to announce that funding is available through its Public Diplomacy Annual Grants Program. This is an Annual Program Statement, outlining our funding priorities, the strategic themes we focus on, and the procedures for submitting requests for funding.  Please carefully follow all instructions below. Purpose of PAS Grants: PAS Amman invites proposals for programs that strengthen cultural ties between the U.S. and Jordan through cultural and exchange programming that highlights shared values and promotes bilateral cooperation. All programs must include an American cultural element, or connection with American expert/s, organization/s, or institution/s in a specific field that will promote increased understanding of U.S. policy and perspectives.  Examples of PAS Grants Program programs include:  

    Silk Roads Youth Research Grant

    As part of the Silk Roads Programme’s ongoing work to better understand the rich history and shared legacy and spirit of the Silk Roads, UNESCO, with the support of the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, launched the ‘Silk Roads Youth Research Grant’ in 2021 within the framework of the Social and Human Sciences Sector. The third edition was launched on 8 March 2023. This initiative, which aims to mobilize young researchers for further study of the Silk Roads shared heritage, will award 12 research grants to young women and men under 35 years of age. Details in the following link:


    Managing organizations for regional research networks to foster an inclusive and sustainable future of work

    Under the FutureWORKS initiative, IDRC will support the establishment of regional research networks for up to five years in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia. The hubs will establish, manage and support research networks in their respective region based on a competitive selection process. Each hub will be managed by an institution (or consortia of institutions) based in the region. Details on:

    call for proposal

    Falling Walls Global Call 2023

    Falling Walls fosters discussion on research and innovation and promotes the latest scientific findings among a broad audience from all parts of society. We look forward to honouring the people who are finding solutions to these challenges at the Falling Walls Science Summit 2023.

    Deadline for submissions extended to 15 May 2023. Details on:


    Training and Webinars:

    Useful Links:

    Writing Competitive Research Proposals that Win Funding


    The Sponsored Projects Office staff are here to serve the PSUT research community.

    Below you will find more information about our team. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns:

    Eng. Mohammad Amoura

    Email: [email protected]

    Tel: +962 6 5359 949   Ext: 5706