The Science and Technology Unit (STU) is delighted to inform all researchers and scientists working under MNG-HA about the opening of the Directed Research Program from May 31 to August 31,2017, which is part of the Grant Programs for Universities and Research Centers (GPURC) offered by King Abdulaziz University for Science and Technology (KACST). Within the Directed Research Program, there are two main sub-programs: the Infectious Diseases Research Grant Program and the Red Palm Weevil Grant Program.

The program details are as follows:

Directed Research Program Category Deadline of Submission Period Budget
Infectious Diseases Research Grant Program A July 31,2017 1 year  < SAR 200,000
(MERS-CoV, Dengue, Rift Valley fever, Zika, Alkhurma Haemorrhagic Fever, Severe Acute Respiratory Infection SARI, Q fever, Antimicrobial resistance) B August 31, 2017 2 years SAR 200,000 - 750,000
C August 31, 2017 2 years SAR 750,000 - 2 Million


Please consider the following:

  1. The principal investigator should fill out the KACST research grant application form and then electronically upload it to the GPURC submission portal: https://gpurc.kacst.edu.sa/drp.aspx.
  2. Co-investigators should create accounts through the GPURC submission portal.
  3. Investigators shall abide by KACST rules and regulations during all phases, including proposal development and submission, implementation and publication.
  4. Once your proposal is submitted to KACST, it will be subject to further screening by the STU team before the final approval to ensure it is complete and scientifically sound.

If you have any concerns or need assistance, do not hesitate to contact us. The STU team wishes you every success in your research endeavors and beyond!
Science and Technology Unit (STU) Team
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC)
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