The Grants’ Coordination Office of Addis Ababa University (AAU) was established under the Office of the President on 01 February 2015 to accomplish the following missions and visions. These are:

  • To research and identify possible funding sources that match the interests of the national development agenda and that of AAU
  • To create the linkages between funding organizations and scientists of the university and mobilize resources so that AAU stands competitive at the international stage of collaborative research
  • Work closely with the Office of the President and the vice presidents with the intention of synergizing resources to win international projects
  • Regularly update the university leadership and the faculty members of AAU in the efforts done to solicit international collaborative projects
  • Follow up the implementation of collaborative projects as agreed up on with intentional development agencies to achieve the planned goals and aspiration of the projects
  • Compile and report the progress of each collaborative project to the best satisfaction of AAU and donor organization so that future funding of AAU can be ensured
  • Progressively work towards improving the quality of PhD dissertation research so that they address national development agenda and hence the lives of millions of Ethiopians