The Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies is committed to enhancing UAEU's standing as the leading research-intensive university of the UAE. Besides fostering links with external funding bodies, the DVCRGS currently coordinates two major internally-funded, university-wide grant competitions, run in collaboration with the National Research Foundation and Sultan Qaboos University respectively.
The UAEU has been successful in establishing strong partnerships with institutions, organizations and companies in the public as well as the private sector of the UAE, for the purpose of research in fields that are of crucial concern in UAE society. Collaborative projects undertaken with government and other organizations are e.g. related to oil and gas, water, health care, agricultural productivity, environmental protection, traffic safety, rehabilitation of concrete structures, and many other important issues.
An active research network was likewise established with key international organizations in countries such as Japan, the USA, the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Korea, Singapore, Sudan, and Oman, in addition to partnerships with leading universities and research centers in the region and the world.
Details about funding opportunities are provided below.
Current Research Grant Competitions 2016/2017 Deadline
Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) Plus April 22, 2017
The UAEU is pleased to announce a new cycle for the SURE program in the summer of 2015. The purpose of the SURE program is to promote and support the engagement of undergraduate students in research experiences, thereby, providing the students with exposure to and training in conducting research while working in teams with other undergraduate and graduate students under the supervision of qualified faculty members. Further details about the competition can be found here.
UAEU/SQU Joint Program April 30, 2017
The joint United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) research program has been active since 2003 with over 25 joint projects completed or ongoing. The UAEU is pleased to announce a new round of competitive research funding opportunity to support cutting-edge collaborative research proposals between UAEU and SQU faculty members through a competitive process. Further details about the competition can be found here.
UAEU Interdisciplinary Center-based Program May 1, 2017
The UAEU is pleased to announce a new round of competitive research funding opportunity through the UAEU Research Centers. This program supports cutting-edge interdisciplinary research proposals in the focus area of the following UAEU Research Centers:
For more details about this competition and to download the application form, click here.
UAEU Program for Advanced Research (UPAR) May 1, 2017
The UAEU is pleased to announce a new round of research funding opportunity through the UPAR program. This program supports cutting-edge research proposals from UAEU faculty members through a competitive process. There are two types of applications through this competition in terms of duration. Further details about the competition can be found here.
UAEU Research Start-up Competition Oct 14, 2017
The UAEU is pleased to announce a new research funding opportunity for full-time faculty members who have recently joined the UAEU and would like to set up their research programs or agendas. The funding provided by the UAEU will be in the form of a one-time award granted to faculty members who demonstrate that this funding will make a significant impact on their research endeavors resulting in enhanced scholarly outcome. Further details about the competition can be found here.
UAEU Joint/Collaborative Projects with Other Institutions Throughout the Year
The UAEU is pleased to announce a new round of competitive research funding opportunity to support cutting-edge collaborative proposals from UAEU faculty with other institutions through a competitive process. The duration of the projects is flexible and the budget will need to be equally shared between the two institutions towards the projects. In other words, the UAEU will fund the UAEU PI to carry out its part of the projects and similarly the collaborative institution will fund the work carried out in that institution. Further details about the competition can be found here.
Past Research Grant Competitions