King Abdullah I School of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research

Office of Sponsored Projects


The Office of Sponsored Projects serves as a central resource to support the research and projects at PSUT by providing guidance and stewardship for the research community and the College.



Our mission is to foster research administration excellence in support of the University's global leadership in research. 

Each Sponsored Projects Officer is part of a specialized area and is assigned to focus on proposals for the colleges. 


The Goal:

The office provides pre-award services, post-award services, and self-support program management services for PSUT’s sponsored programs and projects.

To identify and put in place culturally-relevant systems and best practices for:

  1. Identifying R&D and outreach funding opportunities on a regular basis in order to disseminate them to appropriate faculty members and/or research staff in the most efficient and effective manner possible;
  2. Match-making between funding opportunities and capabilities based on research interest and expertise;
  3. Conducting proposal writing workshops on a regular basis to spread awareness and to train faculty and research staff on how to develop competitive proposals of different types (research, capacity building, training);
  4. Pre-award support for faculty members and research staff via their own specific proposals, which includes technical writing, budget development, intellectual property management and contracting issues, among others;
  5. Post-award support for faculty members and research staff with the management of grants and contracts such as billing, invoicing sponsors, processing payments, meeting deadlines, submitting deliverables, and closing out projects.


Office Responsibilities:

OSP team services and support include the following:

  • Sponsored programs communication and publications; funding alerts, and custom searches
  • Grant-search consultations; guidance on use of grant-search tools
  • Grant-related workshops and webinars
  • Review of sponsor guidelines
  • Coordination and assistance with proposal plans, project budgets, and submission timelines
  • Review and verification of compliance
  • Proposal routing for authorized signers’ approvals
  • Award negotiation and acceptance on behalf of the PI
  • New account setup, including creation of timelines for deliverables
  • Project management orientation for PIs
  • Oversight of day to day fiscal management and compliance regulations
  • Monitoring of budgets and cash flow
  • Project closeout in collaboration with Finance and Accounting and with Human Resources


Funding Agencies:


Funding agencies


Budget limit

Country of Origin



Abdul Hameed Shoman Scientific Research Support Fund


20,000 JD


 Scientific Research

Arab researcher's Award
Research Support Fund
MIT Seed Fund


Industrial Scientific Research and Development Fund/HCST


20,000 JD


Applied research open all the year, Required local industrial partner from Jordan


King Abdullah II Fund for Development


15,000 JD


 Application Terms

1- The researcher must be a Jordanian.

2- The age of the researcher should be between 22 and 40 years.

3- The researcher should have scientific and practical experience in the field of research presented.

4- The research presented is workable and within available and reasonable resources.

5- Funding required for the research should not exceed 15,000 Jordanian dinars.

6- The period of work in the submitted research should not be less than six months and not more than two years.

7- The applied scientific research must not have funding from other parties while applying or after admission.


Scientific Research Support Fund


25,000 JD


Postdoctoral Scholarship Program & Visiting Researcher Program


Hamdi Mango Center

NA Per call Jordan The strategic focus is to support R&D for students and professors

National Center for Research and Development

NA Per call Jordan The strategic focus is on developing research capabilities in Jordan and facilitating the networking of researchers

Newton – Khalidi Fund

NA Per Call Jordan

Focus on Energy, water management, agricultural technology and food security, cultural heritage, bio-technology and bio-security, and nanotechnology


International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

NA Per call



IDRC offers grants, funding, and awards to researchers and institutions to find solutions for global development challenges.

Through calls for research proposals, IDRC fund projects that aim to foster climate-resilient food systems, global health, education and science, democratic and inclusive governance, and sustainable and inclusive economies in developing countries. Gender equality and inclusion are also central to IDRC strategy and the research they support.


The Canadian Bureau for International Education




The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) administers the International Scholarships Program (ISP) of Global Affairs Canada. The ISP is comprised of 14 select scholarship components that provide international students and researchers with study and research opportunities in Canada, and that provide Canadian students, researchers and professionals with study and research opportunities abroad.



Per call

Per call


 Eligibility Requirements

 Only postdoctoral researchers at an early career phase are   eligible to apply to this programme. The project may not be   based at an entity that is for-profit or that does not permit   the publication of findings in a generally accessible form.

 The fellowship amount is made up of the basic allowance   and, where applicable, additional benefits such as a foreign   allowance, cost of living allowance and benefits for parents.



German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Per call Per call Germany

Here you can find information on various kinds of DAAD funding for students, graduates and postdocs as well as on funding offered by other selected organisations.

 Postdoctoral researcher: Scholarship Database

 Faculty: Scholarship Database


CRDF Global

Per call Per call US
Opportunities for funding are available in the form of research grants, fellowships, business plan competitions, technical training, laboratory upgrades, and travel support to attend professional conferences and events. You need to check the current opportunities for funding.
13. Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Per call Per call Germany Sponsor scientists and scholars, irrespective of academic discipline and nationality. Strengthen Germany as a research location through international research exchanges. Support sponsorship recipients during their entire lifetimes and actively promote international understanding, scientific progress and development.


Potential Grants:







Opportunity Title Details
DAAD open calls

Higher Education Dialog:

University dialogue with the Islamic world - these university partnership projects focus on the cultural dialogue with the Islamic world, which is to be stimulated and sustainably strengthened through technical cooperation on the basis of common scientific interest.

Programme objective 1: Partner universities offer curricula/teaching modules/courses that correspond to the local context and the state of science

Programme objective 2: Students and (junior) scientists have further qualified themselves and acquired intercultural skills within the framework of professional and methodological cooperation (taking into account gender equality)

Programme objective 3: Regional teaching and research networks with universities from one or more partner countries are established (involving non-university actors)

Programme objective 4: Partner universities are networked with non-university actors

In the long term, the University Dialogue Programme contributes to strengthening intercultural dialogue between universities in Germany and the Islamic world. In addition, it contributes in the long term to the sustainable strengthening of the quality of research and teaching at the partner universities as well as to the sustainable networking of universities and non-university actors in the target regions and with Germany.


Transnational Education Projects:örderprogramme-finden/?s=1&projektid=57650663

The aim of the programme is to support German universities in developing educational opportunities abroad and, as a rule, to implement courses of study tried and tested in Germany in an adequate manner internationally. This will make a further contribution to the internationalisation of German universities and Germany as a science location.

The basic programme "Transnational Education - Study Programmes of German Universities Abroad (TNB Study Programmes)" offers the possibility of multi-year funding for the establishment of new TNBCourses, in most cases designed as individual courses of study at partner universities abroad.

Training and Webinars:



The Office of Sponsored Projects’ staff are here to serve PSUT research community. Below you will find more information about our staff. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concern:

Nisreen Altaie


Tel: +962 6 5359 949   Ext: 5703