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Research Chair Program


The Research Chairs Program allocates research funds for long-term projects to selected individual researchers at higher education and research institutions. This develops research projects and programs in specific disciplines. The program increases research capacity in Oman and promotes research excellence in areas of national importance.

Objectives of the Research Chair Program


  • Provide financial resources to set up research chairs on strategic themes in higher education institutions
  • Develop the local research capacity and research excellence in particular research areas
  • Advance the frontiers of knowledge through focused research in identified fields or problem areas
  • Strengthen and improve the capacity of local higher education institutions to generate and apply new knowledge
  • Assist local higher education institutions in setting up postgraduate programs
  • Offer an attractive research career track to highly skilled researchers
  • Establish linkages among local research institutions as well as with international institutions
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