Field Research Grants: UAE

Field Research Grant Awards in the UAE

The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research is pleased to accept proposals from visiting scholars to conduct field research in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Doctoral and faculty scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields are invited to apply, and proposals should address issues related to the Foundation's research priority areas: education, public health (social dimensions), urban and community development, arts and culture, and philanthropy.

Please share this call for submissions with colleagues and others in your professional and academic networks who may have interest in these opportunities.

Doctoral Research Grants

Doctoral Research Grants support PhD students in carrying out field research as part of their dissertation data collection. While comparative proposals are welcome, Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE must be 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

Faculty Research Grants sponsor current faculty to conduct 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

Seed Grants provide modest funding to conduct applied research or pilot projects in Ras Al Khaimah. Although the call for proposals is broad, projects should address the Foundation's priority areas of education, public health, community development, or arts and culture. Demonstrated collaboration with a local partner is an important eligibility requirement, and anticipated outcomes should provide tangible benefits to the emirate.

How to Apply

Prospective applicants should complete the online application form and submit required materials associated with their opportunity of interest. More information is available on our Grants webpage.


The submission deadline for all grants is March 1, 2018. Incomplete materials or applications submitted beyond the deadline will not be considered in the current award cycle.

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