WSU Water Researchers,
The State of Washington Water Research Center and WSU are partners with the American University of Cairo, three other US Universities, and five Egyptian universities to develop the Egyptian Center of Excellence for Water (COE-W), funded by the USAID. As part of this effort, the COE will be funding collaborative research grants (up to $250,000) to facilitate science and innovation through joint US and Egyptian led projects. Attached is a call for proposals for this program, and you can check out the FAQ page for this RFP at: https://bit.ly/2Uvo149. If you are interested in the possibility of carrying our water research for and in Egypt, you should check these resources out!
There are a few basic things to know.
(1) Only partner university faculty are eligible for participating, so if you are a WSU faculty member with water expertise, you are in a relatively small, select group eligible for this program.
(2) The deadline for proposals is May 15, about a month from now.
(3) The research must be focused on water and related to Egypt, and must involve Egyptian partner university faculty. All partner universities are listed in the RFP.
The third requirement could be a hurdle or an opportunity for those not currently working on Egyptian water issues or have Egyptian research connections. We are currently working on a process to facilitate networking among partner university faculty. In the meantime, if you are seeking help identifying research collaborators among partner university faculty or would like to know what potential research projects are being proposed by others to which you would like to contribute, please provide your contact information and expertise here:
Contact information form for WSU water researchers interested in connecting with Egyptian water projects
Enter your contact information ASAP because the deadline is coming up quickly! We will pass on your information to the COE-W, and will be in touch with updates for you as soon as possible. If you have any further questions, email WRC Director Yoder at firstname.lastname@example.org.