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Introduction

The National Research Foundation (NRF) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) advances the UAE national research agenda by awarding grants for research on a competitive basis in those fields of endeavor that will improve the quality of life of the citizens of UAE or contribute to the advancement of the UAE as a knowledge-based society.

The NRF acknowledges that one of the main competitive edges in science and technology is the quantity and quality of its human resources. Young national researcher talents are key contributors to a flourishing knowledge-based society in the UAE. Working as a researcher is probably one of the most exciting jobs one can have, but researchers’ careers are also highly demanding, requiring a lot of dedication. With the Young Emirati Innovators Prize (YEIP) the NRF wants to acknowledge the effort young Emirati researchers and innovators have already made to contribute to the knowledge base in any scientific discipline.

YEIP 2013 is a prize-based competition aimed at young Emirati graduates who have recently completed their undergraduate studies. It is granted to Emiratis demonstrating outstanding research during their undergraduate studies. At the same time, the prize aims to inspire other undergraduates to undertake valuable research projects during their undergraduate studies.

Prize Objectives

YEIP 2013 is open to all disciplines and aims to:

  • Honor outstanding young national talents in research and innovation.
  • Encourage undergraduates to continue their contribution to building and enlarging a solid base of knowledgeable, capable and well-trained knowledge workers in UAE.
  • Encourage young people in the UAE to engage in a research career.

Eligibility Conditions

For individual research or capstone projects

Applicant must be:

  • Be a UAE national citizen.
  • Have completed a research or capstone project working alone, without the assistance or involvement of other students.
  • Have completed the research or capstone project any time in the three years prior to 1 January 2013.
  • Have undertaken the research or capstone project as part of the final year of their undergraduate studies.
  • Have graduated or fulfilled the undergraduate degree requirements of their program of study at an accredited university anywhere in the world prior to 1 January 2013, and must have certified proof in support.

For team based research or capstone projects

Applicant must be:

  • At least one member of the team must be a UAE national citizen.
  • Have completed a research or capstone project working as a member of a team that did not exceed 5 members.
  • Have completed the research or capstone project any time in the three years prior to 1 January 2013.
  • Have undertaken the research or capstone project as part of the final year of their undergraduate studies.
  • Have graduated or fulfilled the undergraduate degree requirements of their program of study at an accredited university anywhere in the world prior to 1 January 2013, and must have certified proof in support.

Key Deadlines

  • 7 March 2013: General Announcement and Call issued
  • 28 May 2013: Deadline for application submission
  • NRF will announce outcome of competition by end of October
  • TBA: Grant Awarding Ceremony

Grant Terms and Conditions

National Research Foundation Terms and ConditionsNational Research Foundation Terms and Conditions

YEIP 2013 Call for Submission of Proposals

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Submission Instructions

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To Apply click here.

Application is open only to UAE National Citizens.

For Inquiries

Please email grants@nrf.ae