AMMAN – The King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD) announced the launch of the 19th edition of its Research and Creativity Support Project for University Students on Sunday, aiming to foster innovation and practical problem-solving among Jordan’s youth.
According to Jordan News Agency, the project offers financial and technical assistance to Jordanian university students to implement their projects and research initiatives. These initiatives are designed to address national issues and challenges, aligning with the 2022 development plan and the Economic Modernization Vision (EMV) for Entrepreneurship and Creativity Axis. The project underscores the importance of supporting sustainable, qualitative, and applicable research or initiatives that can lead to patents or solutions to societal problems. The initiative also aims to foster a productive and effective scientific community, encouraging positive competition among university students. This competition is expected to enhance their scientific and practical skills and contribute to sustainable development by improving human resources and evolving higher education to focus on creative projects and research. University students can apply for support through the KAFD’s platform until December 4, with winning projects eligible for financial backing of up to JD5, 000. Since its inception in 2004, the project, in partnership with the Jordan Design and Development Bureau (JODDB), has supported 380 graduation and research projects, creating over 1,600 direct and indirect opportunities.