The Office of Associate Provost for Research is committed to improving UAEU s status as the leading research-intensive university in the UAE. As well as fostering links with external funding bodies, the APR office currently coordinates two major, internally-funded, university-wide grant competitions.
UAEU has established partnerships with institutions, organizations and companies in
the public as well as the private sector in the UAE. This is done to further research
in fields of vital concern to UAE society. Cooperative projects with government and
other organizations are 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 has been established with key international organizations
in countries such as Japan, the USA, the UK, Australia, France, Germany, Korea, Singapore,
Sudan and Oman. In addition, there are also partnerships with other leading universities
and research centers in the GCC Region and the wider world.
Details about funding opportunities are provided below.
The Deadline for Submission Grants Varies Each Year.
The UAEU National Faculty Research Program (NFRP) aims to support and enhance the
research productivity and quality of the National faculty in the different colleges.
The program focuses on delivering cutting-edge research. The awarding is made following
a competitive process.
UAEU is pleased to announce a new cycle of the SURE Plus program in Summer 2020. The
purpose of the SURE program is to promote and support the engagement of undergraduate
students in research, thus providing 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. Further details can be found here.
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:
Emirates Center for Happiness
Khalifa Center for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
National Water and Energy Center
Emirates Center for Mobility Research
UAEU Center for Public Policy and Leadership
Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Center for Health Sciences
National Space Science and Technology Center
Big Data Analytics Center
For more details about this competition and to download the application form, click here.
UAEU is pleased to announce a new round of research funding opportunities through
the UPAR program. This program supports cutting-edge research from UAEU faculty. There
are two types of application both of different durations. Further details can be found here.
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.
The purpose of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Research Program is to increase
the awareness of UAEU students and community towards United Nations SDGs and to provide
seed money to the research groups (mostly students) to explore, test and implement
their research idea for resilient, inclusive, and sustainable solutions under the
mentorship of a faculty or instructor/ researcher. Further details can be found here.
UAE University is allocating an annual fund for an initial, renewable, duration of
3-years to support joint-research projects with other members of the AUA and with
a specific focus on areas of strategic importance to UAE. A portion of this fund may
also be allocated to support joint-research in basic science areas that would contribute
to the advancement of knowledge. Further details can be found here.
A joint research program between the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and Abu
Dhabi University (ADU) is proposed. The purpose of this initiative is to develop research
collaboration between the two universities, advance the body of knowledge, support
cutting-edge research in the areas of interest of the two universities, and improve
community well-being. Further details can be found here.
A joint research program between the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and Zayed
University (ZU) is established. The purpose of this initiative is to develop a research
collaboration between the two universities, advance the body of knowledge, and support
cutting-edge research collaborative through a competitive process. The focus of this
collaboration will be devoted to specific areas of the research that are of interest
to the two universities. Further details can be found. here.