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Open Research Grant Program

The Open Research Grant program aims at enhancing research capacity in the Sultanate of Oman by allocating small to mid-sized research grants for short and mid-term projects. This results from demand-driven research initiatives to support researchers, including higher education students, in conducting projects within their areas of interest. The program promotes investigator driven research and encourages research-led projects based on international standards. The program also aims to build the research capacity in the country by supporting higher education students with funded projects.

The Open Research Grant further supports research recommendations with multi-specializations, in addition to proposals in new research areas that bring forward innovation and creativity. This may also be scientific inventions that make an impact in the body of knowledge across the basic sciences, the humanities, and applied fields.

The program welcomes research proposals on behalf of researchers from institutions affiliated with The Research Electronic Submission System (TRESS).

Program objectives

  • Promoting research proposals from individuals or group of researchers
  • Fostering high-quality research and developing research capacity through responsive-mode grants
  • Supporting the creation of teams and networks of scholars
  • Developing domestic research teams and
  • Investing in young researchers by providing financial assistance for postgraduate studies.

Proposal Cycle

Proposal Cycle

The program currently receives research proposals in six research sectors as follows:

  • Energy and industry
  • Information and Communications Technologies
  • Environmental and biological resources
  • Health and social services
  • Education and human resources
  • Culture, basic and social sciences

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If you would like to submit a research proposal click here
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