CS2019 Call for Proposals


The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) is pleased to announce the 2019 programmatic Call for Pproposals for the Support of Conferences and Workshops (CS) program.

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 Encourage discourse of new and unpublished results.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 sessions.

All 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 encour

The timetable for the 2019 competition is as follow:

  • OSR Announcement Date: January 28, 2019
  • Submission Deadline: No later than 5:00 p.m. KSA time March 11, 2019
  • Anticipated Funding Decision Notification Date: May 2019
  • Event Date Timeframe: July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

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 funding applications need to be submitted online through PALMS.

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