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Collaborative Research Program

As a part of the cooperation between Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT) and International Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), the Collaborative Research Program (CRP) is announced to fund research projects in the following areas: Basic Science, Human Health Care and Industrial and Agricultural Biotechnology and Bioenergy. The upper limit of the fund is 25,000 Euro per year, and the application deadline is 30 April 2018. For more details, please visit:

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A research team at Mansoura University discovers an 80-million-year-old dinosaur called "Mansourasaurus"

A research team was able to find fossils for a huge dinosaur in the Dakhla Oasis during an exploratory trip by the Vertebrate Excavation center at Mansoura University

under the chairmanship of Dr. Hisham Salam, Director of the Vertebrate Excavation Center at the Faculty of Science. The team includes Dr. Eman Al-Daoudi, the first Egyptian and Arab researcher in the field of dinosaurs Dr. Sana El Sayed from Mansoura University and Dr. Sara Saber from Assiut University.

"The new discovery represents a unique scientific superiority that will add a lot to Egypt's fossil record", Dr. Hisham Salam said. The name of the new dinosaur was named "Mansourasaurus" after Mansoura, which was published on Monday in the Nature journal, which has a high impact factor.

The newly discovered dinosaur belongs to the family of long-necked dinosaurs that were common throughout the world during the Cretaceous. This family is known to be the largest wild animal known to date. However, the newly discovered dinosaur is different in many characteristics, African and its structure is different from the structure of dinosaurs that belong to that family.

In 2008, the team began to put a plan for the search for dinosaurs in the sediments of Egypt, south of Western desert. Five years later, the team was able to discover "Mansourasaurus" in the Dakhla Oasis about 700 km to the southwest of Cairo.  

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C.V. Raman Fellowship for African Researchers programme

Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India (GoI), through the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) have launched the C.V. Raman Fellowship for African Researchers programme under the India-Africa.

Forum Summit to promote human capacity building through scientific and technological cooperation between Africa and India.

The objective of this Fellowship is to provide opportunity for African researchers to conduct collaborative research in various areas of science and technology in different Indian universities and R&D institutions under guidance of host scientists in India. This prestigious fellowship is aimed to further strengthen the bond between India and African nations in the fields of science and technology.

Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is the 'Coordinating Partner' for C V Raman International Fellowship Programme. FICCI, on behalf of GoI, invites applications from African researchers for award of this fellowship for conducting research in Indian institutions across all areas of science and technology.

Dead line is 28 February 2018

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