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


  Applicants’ Terms and Conditions

1- The applicant must be a resident of Jordan, regardless of their nationality.

2- The applicant must be working in a scientific, research or academic institution or center in Jordan.

Project’s Terms and Conditions

1- The project must be within Jordan’s Scientific Research National Priorities.

2- The project must be in line with the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation’s objectives and orientations in supporting scientific research.

3- The submitted research project must constitute an added value and thus, have a practical side.

4- A Master or Ph.D. theses, or graduation projects are not entitled to be submitted in this respect.

5- The "Research Project Funding Request Form" must be submitted through the scientific or academic institution



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


 الأسس العامة:

  1. أن يكون أردني الجنسية.
  2. أن يكون عاملا في جامعة أردنية أو مركز بحث أردني.
  3. أن لا يزيد عمره عن (40) أربعين عاماً.
  4. أن يكون حديث التخرج ( لم تمضي أكثر من خمس سنوات على حصوله على درجة الدكتوراه عند تقديمه الطلب).
  5. أن يكون قد نشر بعد حصوله على درجة الدكتوراه بحثاً واحداً على الأقل في مجلة علمية عالمية مرموقة ومصنفة عالميا لها معامل تأثير (Impact Factor).
  6. أن يكون حاصلاً على التوفل بعلامة لا تقل عن (600) أو (IELTS) بعلامة لا تقل عن (6.5) أو ما يعادلها في امتحان اللغة الفرنسية (DELF)، أو ما يعادلها في لُغة البلد التي يُقبل فيها للدراسة. ويستثنى من ذلك اذا كانت لغة دراسة الدكتوراه للمتقدم هي  نفس لغة الدولة المتقدم اليها

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



 Apply for a research grant terms:

Applicants must complete the Application for an IDRC Research Grant kit.

The information requested in the kit is the minimum required by the Centre; therefore, every response is mandatory (unless indicated as optional). Failure to provide all of the mandatory information and required documents and/or providing unsigned documentation will result in processing delays and/or your application may be rejected.

Applicants should consult the funding opportunity or follow guidance from IDRC on whether the application must include a Data Management Plan (DMP). If so, complete the Stage 1 or Stage 2 DMP.

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

open calls and terms will found in this link:




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.


Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR)

Per call Per call Australia The aim of the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) is to broaden and strengthen Australian-Arab relations by advancing areas of shared political, economic and social interest and building a greater appreciation of each other's cultures and values.


Potential Grants:







Opportunity Title Details
Application for Postdoctoral Scholarship & Visiting professor Research Grant

The Scientific Research & Innovation Support Fund announces opening the applications for Postdoctoral Scholarship & Visiting professor Research Grant for year 2022. Application submission starts on 1 January 2022; and for further information about the program please visit Postdoctoral and Visiting Professor.

Deadline for submission is 31 January 2022.

Pre-Proposal Application for the Scientific Research Projects - Scientific Research & Innovation Support Fund

The Scientific Research and Innovation Support Fund / Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research announce the opening of applications for the Scientific Research Projects pre-proposals; for the 2022 Research Cycle.

Application submission starts on Saturday, January 1st, 2022, until Tuesday, February 15th, 2022.

For further information about the National Priorities, Instruction, and Forms, please visit the following link:

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers

The scientific committee of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers announces the opening of nominations for the 2022 award, worth US $ 20,000. The Award is granted in recognition of the exceptional scientific production of the last five years, whose publication and dissemination lead to an increase in scientific and applied knowledge, helping to solve priority problems at local, regional and international levels, and to disseminate the research culture.

For further details about the award's fields, nomination application and conditions please visit: Abdul Hameed Shoman Arab Researchers Award

Deadline for nomination is March 31, 2022.

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