​​​The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) supports research at KAUST from ideas to impact. 


Ideas are the focus of our Research Services unit, as the unit works with KAUST researchers to develop research projects internally or with best-in-class global collaborators. Our Competitive Research Funds unit employs a global peer review process to discern which ideas are the most meritorious and strategic, and therefore warrant investment of KAUST resources.  Our Research Evaluation unit focuses on impact, as the unit evaluates outcomes of basic and goal-driven research and examines how these should guide future actions.

OSR also supports the integration of research activities with graduate education and with the​ progression of the Kingdom's economic development and social prosperity.​​