Spotlight Stories

  • Competitive Research Funds Function

    Competitive Research Funds administers the University’s internal funding competitive process that identifies the most meritorious research and researchers at KAUST.

    As part of OSR, Competitive Research Funds is distinguished by its strategic and operational expertise to design, introduce, nurture, monitor and evaluate its global, high-quality scientific research programs that are vital to advancing the scientific community at KAUST, in the Kingdom, the MENA regions, and the world.

  • European Union Horizon 2020


    The focus of the session was to foster engagement opportunities with the best in Science in Europe and what funding mechanisms are available to KAUST Faculty.

    KAUST Faculty already engaged in European Union Research Programs shared their experiences and lessons learned.  The event was well attended by over 40 Faculty keen to better understand the opportunity and discuss how to engage in European networks.



  • KAUST Centers: Platforms for Distinctive Education

    ​The Office of Sponsored Research organized a small gathering of all KAUST Center education coordinators (Education Theme Leads) on 4 December 2014. 

    Guests from NSF (US) and the University of Washington in Seattle were invited to share their experiences in education/training in Center-like environments elsewhere.