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Science & Technology Development Fund

Ministry of State for Scientific Research

STDF National Challenges Program (STDF-NCP)

Application Form
Challenge Topic: Challenge Field: . Challenge Number: . Title of Project: .. Name of Applicant: Name of Institution: . Requested Budget: Duration: ..
The text written in italics is only provided for guidance, and should be removed from your proposal. All proposals must be uploaded to the STDF website ( Proposals submitted by email or sent as hard copies will not be considered. The applicant must submit the necessary approvals from the relevant authorities to undertake the proposed work (bio-safety, research ethics, data collection, dealing with antiquities and historic objects, collaboration with foreigners, and utilizing intellectual property rights of others). Attach all requested endorsement letters. All submitted documents must be stamped and signed by the legal representative of the applicant's institution.

Part A: Introduction
A.1. Team members Please give hereinafter the roles of the different participants in the project.
S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Name Title Organization Role in project (Four Lines Max.)

Implementing Team's Previous and Running Projects

Please give hereinafter the involvement of the different participants in previously funded or running projects (funded by STDF or any other national or international funding organization)

S 1 2 3

Participant's Name

Project Title

Funding Organization

Project End Date

Budget (EGP)

Role In Project

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Part B: CP Proposal
The proposal (part B) should not exceed 25 pages and must include the following B.1. English summary: English summary should describe the proposed applied research, objectives, methodology, expected outcomes and economic and social impact, if any (one page maximum) B.2. Arabic Summary: is an understandable translation of the English summary (one page maximum) B.3. Problem Definition: Describe the problem you are going (attempt) to solve in the project and its implications, and explain the impact of solving this problem on Egypts economy and society needs (two pages maximum). B.4. Technology description and applications: Describe briefly the technology you are going to apply in the project (figures are encouraged if applicable). Indicate if the application represents a brand new technology, new application of existing technology, or imitation/modification of an existing technology. Indicate the applications, benefits and impact of the applied technology to the subject area, and to the society in general (three pages maximum). B.5. State-of-the-Art: Describe the state-of-the-art in the project subject area (existing products, patents, publications, ...). Also, describe any previous achievements or pilot studies which have been conducted by you (your team) within the project subject area. It is worth to mention your relevant international publications, patents, former research grants and applied experience in the project subject area in this section of the proposal (two pages maximum). B.6. Objectives: Briefly and succinctly states your projects main and specific objectives (one page maximum). B.7.Approach and methodology: Briefly describe how your project will be implemented, including your general approach, activities, methods, and project inputs. Specify the methods only to the extent needed to give a general idea of the work to be done and the findings it will yield (four pages maximum). B.8. Society/Market need and stakeholders: Describe the national society/market need for the applied technology. Indicate the general and specific key stakeholders in the technology, and if there is already potential interest in or investment opportunity for the technology (two pages maximum). B.9. Project outcomes and impact: List the expected project outputs (typically tangible products, prototype(s), applied solutions and societal/economical impact). Avoid general benefits and focus on specific, measurable benefits only (one page maximum). B.10. Key references: List recent and relevant literature and patents cited in the proposal (one page maximum).

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B.11. Gantt chart (one page maximum) Title of the project: ID: PI: Actual start date of the project: Duration (Months) 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year Expected measurable outcomes of successful implementation of the task Affiliation:

Start Date

Dates of semi-annual progress reports

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M3 M6 M9 M 12 M 15 M 18 M21 M 24 M 27 M 30 M 33 M 36

Task No.

Task Title

End Date

B.12. Research team (one page maximum)

Title/ No. Full Name Position Affiliation Time dedicated to project (%) Incentives(LE)* Duties 1 year

2 Year


3 Year


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B.13. Budget Table: (Upon acceptance of proposal, standard STDF budget tables should be submitted)
STDF support (L.E.) Total project Costs (L.E.)

Eligible costs

Break downs PI Team Technicians and/or Labor Consultation fees Total Incentives Equipment Spare parts Total Equipment Stationary Miscellaneous Laboratory, Field supplies, Materials, etc. Total expendable Supplies & Materials Transportation Accommodation Total travel Manufacture of specimens & prototypes Acquiring access to specialized reference sources databases or Services computer software Fees for use of facilities in other national institutions Computer services Report preparation Training Publications & patent Costs Workshops organization Others Total other direct costs

(A) Incentives (Incentive per month) multiplied by number of months. Please indicate the % of time spent on the project.

(B) Equipment

(C) Expendable Supplies & Materials

(D) Domestic Travel (according to governmental rules)

(E) Other Direct Costs

(F) Total Direct Costs (G) Total Direct Costs less Equipment (H) Overhead (10% of G) (I) TOTAL COST (F + H)

B.14. Budget Justification: (Reasonable and solid justification should be given to each item in the budget

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Part C: Biographies
For each research team member, a biography (resume) of two pages maximum should be provided. (Please follow the CV format hereafter)
C.1. Basic Information Full Name in Arabic: Full name in English: (As you write it in publications, underline family name): Int.

Date of Birth: National ID Last University Degree Title: Organization: Contact Information: Mobile Phone: h index Fax: Citations E-mail: Total no. of Int. publications in Scopus Faculty, University, Country Field of specialization: Graduation Date

C.2. Scientific and Technical Achievements

Last three recent Publications Authors (underline your name), year, title, Journal, vol. and pages 1 2 3 If any, state other salient scientific achievements(such as granted patents) and prizes, technical achievements, and prior applied experience in the project topic

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Part D: Declaration
By signing this declaration, the applicant certifies that he/she has read carefully STDF governing rules and regulations ( of ethics and IPR, and agrees to and accepts the terms and conditions. The applicant also certifies that all information given in this application is true on his/her own responsibility.

The Applicant Full name: National ID: Signature:

Date and Place:

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Part E: Appendices
Documentation additional to that in the proposal text should be attached in appendices. Items included in the appendices should be referred to in the text and might include: background charts, tables, graphs and line drawings, preprints of publications prepared by project personnel and pertaining to the proposed project, letters from consultants or collaborative agencies expressing willingness to participate in the project; letters of endorsement from organizations or individuals familiar with the problem to be studied or with previous work of the project staff, and any other information corroborating staff competence. The following Appendix is required, and is considered to be an essential part of the Project Proposal: An endorsement letter by the legal representative of the PI's institution stating the project title, the name, position and affiliation of the PI in charge of the proposal, that the project was not funded or submitted to another agency (national or international), or otherwise declare, and that the institution approves the project. This letter must be signed and stamped by the institution (Scan & Upload).

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Part F: Evaluation Criteria & Self-Assessment

Title of the project: Project ID:
Item 1. Project teams proven experiences in the field 2. Collaboration between research entity and industry 3. Availability of stakeholders (potentially) willing to invest in this application (government or private sector) 4. Societal/economical impact of project success 5. Clarity, feasibility and achievability of solution approach? 6. Awareness of the state-of- art in the field of the application? 7. Justification of the project plan, requested budget and duration Total Average score

Sent to reviewers on:

Points 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 2.0 1.0 1.0 10 10 *Selfassessment Panel member 1 Panel member 2 Panel member 3

*The applicant is requested to self-assess his proposal and complete the relevant column in the table

Reviewers solid and concise justification for acceptance or rejection (Use additional blank sheet if
Technical panel Feasibility & Economical panel Final decision

Date: Signature: Decision of Panels: (Use blank sheet for justifications) Recommendation of Selection committee:

Date: Signature: Accepted

Date: Signature: Rejected Date:


Not Recommended


Final Decision by BOD:


Not Approved


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