The Al Qasimi Foundation’s Doctoral Research Grants in UAE or Abroad, 2016-2017

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Scholarship Description:

The Al Qasimi Foundation’s Doctoral Research Grants in UAE or Abroad, 2016-2017 is open for . The scholarship allows level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

PhD Research Grants have been offered by Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for applicants of all nationalities in United Arab Emirates or abroad. Applicant must be a current PhD student at an accredited university in good academic standing. The Grant covers all student expenses associated with their field research in the United Arab Emirates, including return airfares, furnished accommodation for up to 12 months, a stipend to cover living costs, and research support. The application deadline is March 1, 2016.


Subject(s) Offered: "Policy making in the United Arab Emirates."
Degree Level:  PhD research.
Scholarship Provider:  following institution(s) are providing Scholarship/ grant

Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation


Eligibility: The minimum eligibility criteria for prospective applicants seeking Doctoral Research Grants:
-Applicant must be a current PhD student at an accredited university in good academic standing.
-Applicant must have a minimum TOEFL score of 600 or IELTS score of 6.5 if English is a secondary language.
-Applicant must have all PhD coursework completed and be ready to conduct the field research component of his/her dissertation.
-Applicant must have a research proposal that is approved (or is in the process of being approved) by the applicant’s advisor and graduate program. The approved proposal should include a literature review and significant detail on research methodology.
-The proposed research must have Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval from the applicant’s home institution.
-The proposed research must focus on the United Arab Emirates, and specifically the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. If the research proposal includes other locations, Ras Al Khaimah must be a significant focus for data gathering and analysis.
-Proposed research must address an education, public policy, or closely related social science issue or question. Relevant topics (dependent on research question) may include areas such as education, urban planning/development, public health, economic development, food access, and energy or environmental policy.
-Please note: The following research areas do not qualify for Doctoral Research Grants because they are not considered policy-related: business or marketing, agronomy, engineering, IT or computer science, laboratory-based or scientific studies, and medical degrees.

Eligible Nationalities: Candidates of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this grant.

Benefits Covered: Following benefits are covered under Grant

  • Return airfares

  • furnished accommodation for up to 12 months

  • a stipend to cover living costs, and research support


Recipients are expected to produce one to two working papers as part of the Grant and make at least one presentation to the local research community.

Selection criteria: If an applicant meets the minimum eligibility criteria noted above, he/she is encouraged to apply for a Doctoral Research Grant. The Grant is awarded based on merit as measured by academic performance and relevance of proposed research. The applicant’s intended field of study is also considered in the evaluation process, with preference given to those candidates pursuing a degree in education, public policy (such as urban planning, economics, public health, environment), or closely related fields. The Al Qasimi Foundation Directors and Advisory Board serve as the evaluation and selection committee.


How to Apply: The mode of application is online.  In order to apply online, applicants will need the following documents:
-Two-page essay in the form of a cover letter outlining reasons why the applicant is interested in a Doctoral Research Grant. The letter should address

(1) prior experiences, coursework, and skills relevant to the proposed field research;

(2) how the proposed research aligns with the Al Qasimi Foundation’s mission;

(3) what the applicant hopes to gain from the field research experience; and (4) how the field research experience fits into the applicant’s long-term academic and professional goals.
-CV or resume outlining educational background, research experience and publications, work experience, honors and awards, and co-curricular activities.
-Current official transcript of applicant’s doctoral program (and official transcripts for all completed degrees)
-Official copy of a TOEFL or IELTS score report (only necessary for applicants for whom English is a secondary language).
-Copy of the approved research proposal or preliminary proposal. Please indicate specific budgetary, facilities, special equipment, or other resource needs required to conduct the proposed research. The proposal should also include information on potential dates and duration of the field research component in Ras Al Khaimah.
-Official documentation of IRB approval for the proposed research from the applicant’s home institution.
-Two letters of reference that address the suitability of the candidate. One letter must be from the applicant’s doctoral advisor and the other should be from another academic. Both letters must indicate the length of time, extent, and nature of the recommending party’s relationship with the applicant.

online application form

Deadline: The application deadline is March 1, 2016.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

Degree Level:

The Al Qasimi Foundation’s Doctoral Research Grants in UAE or Abroad, 2016-2017 is available to undertake level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

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