Call for Proposals: Center Competitive Funding (CCF) Program



KAUST Office of Competitive Research Funds (OCRF) is pleased to announce the new funding framework Center Competitive Funding (CCF) Program for KAUST Research Centers. 
The CCF Program is a new framework ("Center-mode") for KAUST Research Centers ("Centers") that promotes strategic, ambitious, goal-oriented, multidisciplinary, 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. Center goals and objectives under the CCF Program should expressly aim to catalyze technological innovation and economic development in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the world. 

The CCF Call for Proposals (CfP No.: OCRF-2013-CCF) is available here 
The table below shows the key dates related to the CCF Program funding   opportunity.

Call for Proposals AnnouncementProposal Submission Deadline to the KAUST Office of Research Services (ORS)Anticipated Funding Decision Notification Date Earliest Anticipated Award Start Date
August 18, 2013October 20, 2013 
by 5:00 p.m. KSA
​December 31, 2013​July 1, 2014


To obtain all templates, the Guidance for the Preparation of KAUST Research Center Strategic Plans, Guidance for the Preparation of Research Plans for KAUST Research Centers, Definitions Applicable to KAUST Research, KAUST OCRF Basic Cost Principles, Guidelines for Calculating In-Kind Contributions, Tips for Budgeting, and Tips for Proposal Preparation and, to ask any questions related to the CCF Program, Center Proposal preparation, Center Proposal Budget development, their submission, and Award terms and conditions, please contact the ORS Pre-Award Team at