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Since the beginning of 2004, the BA has been offering annual research grants for young Egyptian postdoctoral researchers, below the age of 35, who have completed their PhD within the past 5 years, or are expecting to complete it within the year of submitting their application. The BA research grants offer Egyptian scientists the opportunity to advance their career in their own institution by providing them with financial support as well as allowing them to participate in workshops and lectures covering an array of career development skills, with special focus on scientific research and development. The grants are designed to cover research in Natural sciences, Mathematics and Information Technology. A new field has been added recently; Pre-University Education. Moreover, the BA envisions supporting more research areas of which mainly are Social Sciences and Humanities. The applicant must be working at a public/private academic or research institution in Egypt and currently engaged or can arrange to work on a joint research project with foreign counterpart(s) at a university or a research center abroad. The maximum duration of the project is limited to 2 years and the maximum amount provided is EGP 75,000. The whole application procedure for the Research Grants takes place online. A blind review process follows to evaluate each proposal. The reviewing Committee currently comprises 90 international reviewers, representing all areas of research fields.
Science festivals offer people of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to ask questions, discuss, and explore. In the process, visitors experience the pleasure of lifelong learning, whether with family, friends, or on their own. One of the steps taken by the PSC has been the initiation of a local science festival, the Annual Science Festivity organized every April since 2007. It is the target of the PSC to transform the Science Festivity into a National Festival within the coming years. The Annual Science Festivity targets the public, in general, and children in particular, and is open to the public for free. The hub of the Science Festivity is the “Science Village”, which hosts a large diversity of hands-on exhibits and the Super Science Show, in addition to parallel lectures and presentations.
BioVisionAlexandria (BVA) is an international event organized by the BA in partnership with the World Life Sciences Forum, BioVision. It is a continuation of the tradition that started in BioVision 1999 in Lyon, France in which BioVisionAlexandria Conference was held every even year, alternating with the World Life Sciences Forum held in Lyon every odd year since 2004. BioVisionAlexandria is an important gathering that brings together distinguished speakers and Nobel Laureates from the four corners of the globe through rich discussions that commemorate science and the finest achievements of the human intellect. It includes representatives of the greatest minds in the realms of industry, science, policy-making, media and civil society. The ultimate goal is to provide a platform for exchange of information and dialogue so as to explore the different ways in which life sciences can help meet the challenges facing us in the 21st century; a vital step for global economic development to improve the quality of life for all. BioVisionAlexandria aims to increase the participation of developing countries in this important global dialogue. As the BA is a key player in building bridges and fostering dialogue, BioVisionAlexandria presents a unique opportunity for North-South collaborations by bringing in new scientific knowledge to the South.
The BA produced the “Higher Education Funding Opportunities in the Arab Region” online Directory. This Directory is the outcome of a research project conducted by a group of young researchers in the BA Resource Development Department. The project was generously supported by the Ford Foundation Regional Office in Cairo. The purpose of the Directory is to help students and higher education institutes to learn about existing local and regional donors supporting higher education in 12 Arab countries. It also aims to provide an access point to donors allowing them to disseminate information about their activities, observe other donors’ activities, and most importantly to pave the way for the creation of fruitful partnerships between them.
The Documentation of the Ministry of Awqaf Drawings
This is an ongoing joint project between the BA Alexandria and Mediterranean Research Center (Alex Med) and the Egyptian Ministry of Awqaf (Endowments). The main objective is to document and classify the information from a collection of about 450 drawings and plates from the Ministry of Awqaf. These drawings, which are of m...
For the past five years, the Egyptian Center for the Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CultNat) and the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), together with IBM, have been working to bring the awe-inspiring experience of Egypt to the world through a project known as ‘Eternal Egypt.’ It represents a...
Digital Manuscript Library
The publication of digital manuscript sets comes in conformity with the BA's mission to adopt modern digital technologies. The Digital Manuscript Library project aims at publishing the manuscript treasures of Arabic heritage in digital form. The year 2007 witnessed the release of the fifth and sixth sets of the Digital Man...
Access to Knowledge (A2K)
In fulfillment of its mission as a center of excellence for the dissemination of knowledge and for dialogue, learning and understanding between cultures and people, the BA has developed a growing interest in issues relating to access to knowledge (A2K), promotion of innovation and creativity, and intellectual property (IP)...
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL)
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) is a global project to bring together, on infinitely expandable web pages, information about all of the approximately 1.9 million species of plants, animals and microorganisms on Earth. As a collaborative effort of tens of thousands of people with expertise around the world, the EOL project a...
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and archived access to all the conferences, lectures and presentations taking place
at the BA.
is a system developed at the BA, to create, reserve, and maintain the Library's
digital books and collections.