Call for Proposals – International Field Research Grants in the UAE (faculty and grad students) – Deadline March 1, 2021

The Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research is currently accepting submissions for its Doctoral Research GrantsFaculty Research Grants, and Seed Grant opportunities. As an existing Foundation friend and collaborator, I am hoping you will help share these opportunities among your professional and social networks. Given the focused nature of the Foundation’s grants, we’ve found personal networks to be the most effective means for connecting with competitive grant applicants and potential visiting scholars.

Ideal Applicants: The Al Qasimi Foundation grants are ideal for individuals with existing research interests in the GCC and Middle East region related to education, arts and culture, urban planning and community development, or public health. The Foundation would also consider submissions related to philanthropy in the region. While Ras Al Khaimah/United Arab Emirates (UAE) must be a significant site for data collection and analysis, comparative studies are welcome and encouraged. Scholars associated with an accredited higher education institution anywhere in the world are eligible to apply, and awards cover expenses associated with conducting field research in the UAE.

More Information: I’ve attached a general flyer with some basic information that can be printed/posted or shared as appropriate. I am also happy to answer questions and correspond with potential applicants, and they can send their questions to If you believe there are other individuals or organizations I should contact directly who may be interested in these opportunities (or willing to disseminate them among their networks) I would appreciate their contact details or a virtual introduction.

The upcoming deadline for all grant submissions is March​ 1, 2021 with a potential extension to April 1. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have questions or would like additional information about this request. We really appreciate your support and assistance in finding strong applicants for these unique opportunities.