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Undergraduates Research & Innovation Support

 

Since 2004, the King Abdullah II Fund for Development has been implementing a project to support research and innovation for university undergraduates with the goal of providing young people with tools for creativity and innovation.

The project supports undergraduates of Jordanian public and private universities to implement their projects/research in a manner that contributes to creating a productive and effective society in the scientific and educational aspects.

Objectives:

 

  • Providing financial and technical support for students to implement their graduation projects.
  • Strengthening competitiveness amongst students at all universities to develop their scientific and practical skills.
  • Supporting sustainable development in Jordan through improving the skills of human resources.
  • Developing higher education to be based on innovative projects rather than indoctrination.

 

Achievements

 

During the past period, the project was able to achieve a number of accomplishments:

1. 343 graduation/research graduation projects were supported, 1126 undergraduates in different majors from various Jordanian universities were benefited.

2. Registering three Innovation Patents:

  • Unmanned Submarine / University of Science and Technology.

  • Remote readings of electricity meters / Al-Isra University.

  • Disposal of oils in wastewater using inexpensive sorbents - Al Balqa Applied University - Central.

3. Establishing two companies:

  • Our Energy Company in the field of renewable energy / Hashemite University.

  • Long Life Medical Company specialized in environmental engineering / Jordan University of Science and Technology.

4. Participation in international conferences and exhibitions:

  • The project “Communication without an existing communication network for border monitoring and protection” from German Jordanian University participated in the “Knowledge Summit” in United Arab Emirates.
     

  • The project “Studying the role of polymorphism in the genes related to vitamin B and the methionine cycle with the pathophysiology of autism” from University of Jordan participated in the “International Conference Neuroscience” in San Diego, California - USA.
     

  • The project “Studying the effect of adding the materials transformed from solid to liquid and vice versa to the solar water heating system” from American University in Madaba participated in the conference "The SGEM Vienna GREEN 2017 conference" in Vienna - Austria.
     

  • The project “Inventing a device for sculpting the mirrors of telescopes” from the University of Jordan participated in the first international forum for students of amateur astronomy, entitled "Astronomy and probing the secrets of the universe" in Tunisia.
     

  • The project “Manufacturing a Newtonian Telescope” from the University of Jordan participated in the “National Festival in Popular Astronomy” in Algeria.
     

  • The project “Effect of heat treatment on welding specifications for Inconel 625” from German Jordanian University participated in the “Eighteenth Creative Student Forum” in Arab Republic of Egypt.

5. Obtaining student scholarships for MA studies in “Nuclear Energy” in China and “Electronic Engineering” from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.

6. The inclusion of distinguished projects in the SOFEX Military Exhibition.

7. Establishing six laboratories in universities to develop the supported projects:

  • Two laboratories at the University of Jordan.

  • One laboratory at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University.

  • Two laboratories at the University of Science and Technology.

  • One laboratory in Al-Balqa Applied University / Marka

8. Supporting five projects for applied research of various majors for postgraduate studies.

9. Participation in supported graduation projects in a number of competitions and obtaining several national and international awards, such as:

 

  • The National Technology Festival competition.

  • Engineers Syndicate competition.

  • Engineering Forum competition.

  • 1. Publishing the results of research projects in a number of scientific journals such as:

  • Publishing results of the research project "Treatment of waste (dust) of the electric arc furnace using waste plastic materials used in the manufacture of electrical and electronic devices containing flame retardants" and the research project "Designing a device for the production of biodiesel from consumed vegetable cooking oil" in the international scientific journal “Journal of analytical and applied pyrolysis” / Jordan University of Science and Technology.
     

  • Publishing the results of the research project "Relying on modeling fermentation simulation of a complex of inhibitors and inhibitors for the production of drug compounds: beta-secretase and protein kinase theta as case studies", in the international scientific journal “Future medical chemistry” / Hashemite University.
     

  • Publishing the results of the research project "Vitamin D deficiency" in the international scientific journal “Nutrition & Food Science” / The Hashemite University.
     

  • Publishing the results of the research project “The study of the possibility of extracting zinc through the heat treatment of iron factory waste that uses metal waste as raw materials using an electric arc furnace with plastic materials”, in the international scientific journal” Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering” / Jordan University of Science and Technology."

  • Publishing the results of the research project "The Relationship between Iressin Levels and Diabetic Retinopathy in Multiple Phases" was published in the international scientific journal “Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes” / the University of Jordan.
  • Competition for the best graduation project, University of Bath, UK.

  • Made in the Arab World competition for graduation projects in Cairo.

  • British Association of Electrical Engineers competition

  • Aramex Company competition.

  • University Robotics competition.

  • Josco competition for Applied and Creative Projects.

  • The Jordanian Green Generation competition.

  • Applied Research for students and undergraduates competition / Hamdi Mango Center.

 

Projects criteria

 


  • To participate in the Undergraduates Research and Innovation Support project, the following conditions must be met:

  • The project/research must be dedicated to graduation from university purposes and it must be of an innovative application nature.

  • Financial funding required for the project/research must not exceed 5,000 Jordanian dinars.

  • The number of undergraduates participants in the project implementation/research must be two or more in the Bachelor’s stage.

  • Participant’s GPA must be good or higher.

  • The project/research period must not be less than six months.

 

How to Apply:

 


  • Fill out the form designated for project support/research purposes through the website join.kafd.jo 

    - A committee will undertake the task of studying and selecting projects/researches after attending brief descriptions for distinguished projects/researches provided by students in the presence of project supervisors.

    - KAFD will provide the required funding for the selected projects/research.

    - Evaluation of the projects/research that will be supported is competitively and will be based on clarity and accuracy of the request and the submitted brief, in addition to the originality, creativity, and benefit gained from the execution of the project/research.

    - KAFD, in cooperation with specialized committees, will follow up on the progress of the project/research.

Contact Information

Email: [email protected]

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