We have been contacted by Dr. David L. Di Maria, Associate Vice Provost for International Education about a unique opportunity. The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research seeks to conduct and promote high quality research to help inform policymakers in Ras Al Khaimah, the United Arab Emirates, and broader Gulf region. To this end, the Foundation welcomes proposals from scholars in a wide range of disciplines and professional fields that address issues related to its research priority areas of education, health and well-being, and urban development and planning. Grant opportunities fall under the following categories:
- Doctoral Research Grants: Support PhD students in carrying out field research as part of their dissertation data collection. Comparative proposals are welcome as long as Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE are a significant research site. The award covers return economy airfares, furnished in-country accommodation (up to 12 months), and a modest cost of living stipend. Office space and research support are also provided.
- Faculty Research Grants: Support current faculty in conducting field research in Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE. The grant includes return economy airfares, in-country accommodation (up to 2 months), per diem, and research support. Depending on the project, additional funding may be allocated to cover actual research expenses.
- Seed Grants: Provide modest funding to conduct applied research or pilot projects in Ras Al Khaimah. Demonstrated collaboration with a local partner is an important eligibility requirement, and anticipated outcomes should provide tangible benefits to the emirate.
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