Center Competitive Funding (CCF)
The CCF Program is a framework "Center-mode" for KAUST Research Centers that promotes strategic, ambitious,
goal-oriented, multi-and interdisciplinary collaborative research,
aligned with KAUST's mission and one or more of KAUST's four Research
Thrusts — food, water, energy and the environment — with an integrated
education and mentoring program designed to prepare students for
creative and innovative careers in science and engineering.
goals and objectives under the CCF Program expressly aim to catalyze
technological innovation and economic development in the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia and the world. Center programming is for complex,
unrestrained and audacious scientific challenges aligned with
KAUST's research priorities and aimed at fostering creativity in
goal-driven research. It's open to all KAUST Faculty members to ensure a
dynamic composition of the Center membership. This includes future
faculty members and those who are not currently members of any Center.
Program includes mandatory contribution commitment from external
collaborators no less than 25% of amount awarded to support external
collaborations to foster connections and strategic links with the
best-in-science around the world.