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Introduction

The National Research Foundation (NRF) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) advances the 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.

The human benefits of research are most often not immediate. It usually takes layers and layers of accumulated knowledge before the improvement to the quality of human life can materialize. NRF therefore supports investigative efforts with far-term as well as near-term and mid-term potential for beneficial applications. The grants in this program are intended to expand the horizon of knowledge, accelerate discoveries, and foster creative activities across all disciplines, including physical, biological, and mathematical sciences; engineering and technology; medicine; business, economics, and management; social and behavioral sciences; and arts and humanities.

Program Objectives

  • Facilitate the participation of scientists and scholars from UAE in the expansion of frontiers of knowledge and in the most sophisticated problem solving.
  • Build and enlarge a solid core of knowledgeable, capable, and well-trained researchers in UAE.
  • Support activities that focus on developing and enhancing research talent in UAE so that the nation retains the finest researchers that are working in or are attracted to it.
  • Enable the UAE academic institutions to recruit and retain top researchers and, through them, the most talented students.
  • Develop interdisciplinary links among researchers to catalyze team research for solving difficult scientific, industrial, economic, and societal challenges.
  • Promote UAE’s participation in the international research community.

Key Deadlines

  • Expression of interest submission 13:00, Monday, 15 December 2008
  • Pre-proposal submission 13:00, Tuesday, 17 February 2009
  • Full Proposal submission 13:00, Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Grant Terms and Conditions

National Research Foundation Terms and Conditions of Research Grants(May 2008)National Research Foundation Terms and Conditions of Research Grants(May 2008)

RSA Tips and Hints

RSA Presentation - by Dr. Kenneth WilsonRSA Presentation (January 2009): by Dr. Kenneth Wilson

RSA Call for Submission of Proposals

Research Excellence Centers (REC) Program 2008 CompetitionResearch and Scholarship Award (RSA) Competition 2009

RSA Reports

RSA ReportBrief Summary Report of Pre-Proposal Evaluation Process 

RSA ReportBrief Summary Report of Full Proposal Evaluation Process 

Stage 1: RSA Expression of Interest (EoI) Application Form

Apply Here - Deadline for EoI has passed. Thank you for your interest.

Stage 2: Pre-proposal Application Form

Application is open only to those applicants who submitted an EoI prior to December 15th, 2008.

Apply Here - Deadline for Pre-Proposal has passed. Thank you for your interest.

Stage 3: Full Proposal Application Form

Application is open only to those applicants who submitted a pre-proposal prior to February 16th, 2009.

RSA Budget TemplateBudget Template   RSA Letter of Endorsement TemplateLetter of Endorsement Template  

Frascati ManualFrascati Manual  Please use this manual as a guidline in selecting the domain of your full proposal

RSA ReportFull Proposal Submission Instructions

Apply Here - Deadline for Pre-Proposal has passed. Thank you for your interest.

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