Call for Proposals- Competitive Research Grant (CRG) Program 2012 - Round 2


 The KAUST Office of Competitive Research Funds (OCRF) is pleased to announce the Round 2 competition for its internal competitive research funding program, the Competitive Research Grant (CRG) program.

OCRF encourages KAUST`s Faculty active participation to further enhance the quality of research at KAUST.  Round 2 of the CRG program aims to support high-quality, interdisciplinary, and innovative scientific research projects within the KAUST academic community.


Significant emphasis will be placed on groundbreaking projects that address KAUST’s four research thrusts - food, water, energy and the environment – as well as the needs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The table below shows the deadline dates for this competition (all by 5pm KSA time).

Call for Proposals
Letter of Intent
Full Proposal Submission to KAUST Office of Research Services (ORS)
Anticipated Award Notification
Anticipated Earliest Project Start Date
October 15, 2012
November 14, 2012
December 19, 2012
May 31, 2013
September 1, 2013
WHAT TO DO NEXT: Attend the Joint OCRF-ORS CRG Round 2 Launch Event on Monday, October 22, 2012, from 4-5 p.m. in the Sea View Room (Level 3, Room #3118) of the KAUST Campus Library to ask any questions and learn more about the Call and Program.
Please read the OCRF Guidance for the Preparation of Project Proposals and Proposal Budgets for the CRG Round 2 program carefully, which will be sent to you by the KAUST Office of Research Services. 

Please direct all questions related to Project Proposal preparation and Proposal Budget development and submission to: Office of Research Services (ORS) Pre-Award Team.