KACST grants $169m for scientific research

KACST provides funding for 809 potential research projects in its annual programme

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KACST grants $169m for scientific research The fund will support new research projects at KACST.
By  Shane McGinley Published  December 3, 2009

King Abdulaziz City For Science and Technology (KACST) has provided SR 635m ($169.2m) to support 809 proposed research works under its annual grant programme, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

KACST also announced it was assisting 37 new proposals for research under the second phase of its 29th annual grant programme, which is "meant to promote applied scientific researches in the service of the national development".

KACST is an independent scientific organisation which reports to the Saudi prime minister. It is both the Saudi Arabian national science agency and its national laboratories and has over 2500 employees.

3390 days ago
Abdul Rahman

These funds will be wasted like others , will have no impact on Saudi Indegenious National Science & Technology growth. More than 60% of funding is going to foreign based organizations.

3393 days ago
Mohammed Ali

I hope this includes funding on how to waterproof the campus which was only finished off three months ago. The place was completely waterlogged during the floods.

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