Abeer is a Senior Pre-Award Administrator in the Office of Sponsored research (OSR) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia. Abeer has a MSc in development Studies from University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). She has over ten years’ experience in program management including research administration, proposal development, donor relations, and contract negations. Prior to joining KAUST she worked at the Social Fund for development in Yemen and later joined The World Bank, Middle East and North Africa Social and Economic Development Division (MNSED). Abeer’s research interests spans topic such as Evolutionary Economics, Path Dependency, Complex Systems in Economics, National Systems of Innovation and Technology Transfer. Abeer is a Member of the National Council for University Research Administrators NCURA, in the USA and a graduate of the Executive Education program (Innovation for Economic Development) at Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government.