The ​Pre-Award team is responsible for:

  • Identifying and disseminating funding opportunities
  • Supporting the development of budgets and non-technical proposal elements
  • Supporting applications where KAUST is an unfunded collaborator
  • Providing budget estimates
  • Ensuring proposals adhere to sponsor and KAUST requirements and standards
  • Managing the internal approval process ensuring compliance before submission (all proposals; funded and unfunded, internal and external)
  • Facilitating award receipt, negotiation and acceptance of sponsored research awards

The Pre-Award team works closely with colleagues in the 'Awards and Contracts' and 'Post-Award' teams to ensure relevant project details are considered and captured when developing proposals and budgets prior to submission.

You are also encouraged to read the following documents, which are available on the KAUST policy portal

If you would like to find out more, or require assistance, please contact the team at