CS – Conferences and Workshops Support. 2017 Call for Proposals now open | Deadline: February 28, 2017


​The Office of Sponsored Research is pleased to announce the 2017 programmatic call for proposals for the Support of Conferences and Workshops (CS).

Events supported under the program must enhance the global profile and impact of KAUST in science and engineering and help attract faculty, students and researchers to the University. KAUST is especially interested in funding events that accomplish the following:

  1. Enhance KAUST visibility and international standing.
  2. Focus on cutting-edge interdisciplinary research topics that align with KAUST's research and education mission.
  3. Provide excellent training and networking opportunities for KAUST faculty, researchers and students.
  4. Encourage discourse of new and unpublished results.
  5. Engage women, Saudi nationals/institutions, and young researchers as speakers and participants.
  6. Attract external students and young researchers to KAUST by encouraging them to present their research at KAUST.
  7. Support the strategic goals of KAUST Research Centers (for Center events).
  8. Encourage KAUST students and postdocs to present their research and organize student/postdoc led sections.

KAUST Research Centers and KAUST full time faculty are eligible to apply. Fresh ideas and timely conference topics from new applicants who are willing to put in the required effort to organize a successful event are specifically encouraged.

The timetable for the 2017 competition is as follow:

  • Announcement Release Date: January 25, 2017
  • Submission Deadline: No later than 5:00 p.m. KSA time February 28, 2017
  • Anticipated Funding Decision Notification Date: May 10, 2017
  • Event Date Timeframe: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

The Call for Proposals and all necessary forms are available as download documents from the PALMS (https://palms.kaust.edu.sa/login.aspx). The download link is located at the top of the web page. Login is required and applicants can log in with their KAUST ID and password.  All applications need to be submitted online through PALMS.

The Call for Proposals content also available here

For further information on application and budgeting process, please contact the Research Services (RS) Pre-Award Team at OSR.PreAward@Kaust.edu.sa