Director for Research

Office the Director for Research

The major responsibilities of the Office of the Director for Research are to:

    • Plan, organize, lead, manage and control the activities of all research programs at AAU;
    • Develop, recommend and implement policies and administrative procedures for research programs
    • Make recommendations for fostering the development of research programs in the University;
    • Facilitate development of interdisciplinary research programs in consultation with concerned units;
    • Coordinate internal and external assistance for research programs and allocate resources in consultation with concerned bodies;
    • Develop work program (strategic plan) for efficient management of existing and expanding research programs, and opening new ones;
    • Develop plans, set priorities for establishment of core laboratories and research facilities and oversee implementation of plans;
    • Promote the development of appropriate incentive schemes in the University for researchers;
    • Follow up formulation of research coordination structure of the University
    • Evaluate existing research capacity and identify gaps and priority areas for capacity building;
    • Follow up implementation of plans for research capacity building including establishment of core laboratories and other research facilities;
    • Identify thematic research areas;
    • Coordinate and facilitate research activities (call for proposals, receive concept notes and CVs, regroup based on merit, assign PIs, allocate startup fund for proposal development to solicit funds/support, initiate and execute review process, allocate research fund);
    • Coordinate and facilitate collaborative research programs with donors and funding agencies;
    • Coordinate, register, monitor and follow up research and related activities of the University;
    • Check regular progress reports on the research programs;
    • Prepare periodic reports on research activities in all colleges and institutes of the University;
    • Prepare and disseminate research catalogue;
    • Prepare periodic performance report to the appropriate authority of the University;
    • Link PhD and Master’s researches with thematic, sponsored research projects, grants and external funding;
    • Coordinate and facilitate all PhD-related research programs in the University;
    • Perform any other duties as required by the VPRTT.



Director of Research: Tadesse Fetahi (PhD)

Location: Main Campus, New Bldg. 4th floor
Tel: +251 -111 -239 749 (Office)
Fax: +251 -111 -231 087
P.O.Box: 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Admin Staffs

1. Habtamu Getinet  Senior Research Officer
Location: Main Campus, New Bldg. 4th floor
Tel: +251-111- 239749
Fax: +251 -111 -231 087

2. Engedaw Serawitu  Research Officer
Location: Main Campus, New Bldg. 4th floor
Tel: +251-111- 239771
Fax: +251 -111 -231 087