The Faculty Sabbatical Program

Faculty Sabbatical Program

Tentative Program Dates: January 2 – May 23, 2024

Deadline to Apply: October 12, 2023

Arizona State University (ASU-US) has established the Center of Excellence for Energy (COE) in Egypt with funding and support from USAID. The COE project is a partnership between ASU-US and three Egyptian partner universities (EPUs): Ain Shams University, Aswan University, and Mansoura University. The COE’s goal is to improve the capacity of Egypt’s higher education institutions to drive public and private sector innovation, modernization, and competitiveness; strengthen government policy to stimulate economic growth, and contribute solutions to Egypt’s development challenges in the energy sector.

The Center of Excellence for Energy is launching a one-term Faculty Sabbatical Program at Arizona State University for Egyptian faculty from Ain Shams University, Aswan University, and Mansoura University. Visiting faculty will collaborate with Arizona State University faculty to conduct research in state-of-the-art energy laboratories. This is an opportunity for visiting faculty members to learn, develop, or enhance understanding of skills that will improve the faculty’s professional and scholarly capacity. Visiting faculty are expected to actively engage in research and scholarship while at Arizona State University and may be asked to give a presentation or write a report on sabbatical outcomes as well as participate in Center of Excellence for Energy, Arizona State University, and/or Egyptian partner university events.

The program will cover international travel, lodging and utilities, health insurance, meals, and a living stipend for participants. Arizona State University will provide resources such as the laboratory access necessary for planned research, university library privileges, affiliate access, including an official ASU email account, Microsoft Office license, Zoom license, etc., and office space.

The program is open to full-time faculty members with a PhD at Ain Shams University, Mansoura University, or Aswan University who are conducting research in energy-related areas, including, but not limited to:

  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Architecture and civil engineering
  • Energy-efficient buildings and transportation
  • Energy policy and related laws
  • Energy economics
  • Energy sustainability and energy climate
  • Food-energy-water nexus
  • Environmental energy-related sciences

Participants must have a recommendation letter from a sponsoring Arizona State University faculty member and submit a plan for research in an energy area such as energy efficiency and automation, renewable energy, climate, energy-environment interdependency, sustainable energy, energy policy, regulation or transition, energy-water nexus, etc.

For more information on eligibility requirements, and the application and selection process and criteria, click the button below.

If you have questions, please contact [email protected].

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