Dubai Campus Opportunities

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

February/2016

Middlesex University, London

 

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MIDDLE EAST FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:

 

(R) Developing Communities Empowering Woman & Youth Providing Vital Disaster Relief

FUNDER: Alwaleed Philanthropies

Priority is given to initiatives and proposals that seek to apply innovative technologies and solutions to problems create significant and sustainable change and have a measurable impact.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJOXm    OPEN

 

(R) Arabic Language and Literature Prize

FUNDER:  King Faisal Foundation

Arabic Language and Literature topics relate to specialized areas that lead and enrich the discipline.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJROX     DEADLINE: 01-May-16

 

(R) Research & Scholarship Awards

FUNDER: National Research Foundation

These research grants for individual or small teams are intended to expand the horizon of knowledge, accelerate discoveries, and foster creative activities across all disciplines.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJPyy    DEADLINE: mid-December of each year

 

(R) King Faisal Foundation

FUNDER: King Faisal Foundation

KFF provides annual grants to universities that fall under its umbrella of an amount that ranges between SAR 25,000,000 and SAR 31,000,000

DETAILS:  http://ow.ly/YJPmw    OPEN

 

(R) Bringing Cultures Together

FUNDER: Alwaleed Philanthropies

For applications to support programs that further global cultural understanding, the proposed program should: Involve a university with proven credentials as a centre of learning; Focus on research and outreach to promote interfaith and intercultural relations; Promote understanding of Islam in the West and the understanding of the West in the Islamic world; Demonstrate commitment to foster dialogue and discussions.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJOXm    OPEN

 

(R) Research Centers of Excellence

FUNDER: National Research Foundation

The NRF awarded three institutional level Research Centers of Excellence in 2008. Funding for an additional three centers is planned to follow.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJPu1    OPEN

 

(R) Seed Grants

FUNDER: Al Jalila Foundation

Seed grants are available to all nationalities provided the research is conducted in the UAE

The programme provides grants up to AED 300,000 to support basic science, translational, or clinical research projects.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJPEt    OPEN: mid 2016

 

(R) Fellowship Grants

FUNDER: Al Jalila Foundation

Al Jalila Foundation is committed to provide funding for deserving medical professionals, including students, who are keen to pursue professional attachments with an institution of international repute with the aim to migrate global best practices to the UAE.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJPJW    OPEN: mid 2016

 

(R) Postdoctoral Research Award

FUNDER: Qatar National Research Fund

The PDRA will attract and promote the direct involvement of recent PhD holders to engage in further research work in Qatar and enhance the nation’s human research capabilities.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJPOe    OPEN/DEADLINE: TBA

 

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

 

(R) Lauterpacht Centre Brandon Research Fellowship in International Law in UK

FUNDER: University of Cambridge

The Brandon Fellowship funded by a generous gift by Mr Michael Brandonwhich aims to welcome visiting fellows at the Centre and to undertake their own project research on some aspect of public or private international law or international arbitration.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJJUX    DEADLINE: 14-Mar-16

 

(R) Research projects: Special Programme Islam

FUNDER: Gerda Henkel Stiftung

The Foundation generally accepts applications for research projects made by universities, other research institutes or comparable institutions as well as by one or several PhDs or scholars with Post-Doctoral Lecture Qualification.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJS9a    DEADLINE: 27-May-16

 

(R) IWF Fellows Program for International Applicants

FUNDER: International Women’s Forum

The fellowship program offers creative and multi-disciplinary training for a total of 20 days at Harvard Business School and INSEAD.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJK3P    DEADLINE: 02-May-16

 

(R) Max van Berchem Foundation

FUNDER:  The Max van Berchem Foundation

The goal is to promote the study of Islamic and Arabic archaeology, history, geography, art history, epigraphy, religion and literature, awards grants for research carried out in these areas by scholars who have already received their doctorate.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJR6O    DEADLINE: 31-Mar-16

 

(R) Call for proposals: Special programme on Islam, the modern nation state and transnational movements

FUNDER: Gerda Henkel Stiftung

The programme is aimed at researchers who, with an eye to current developments, are examining the emergence of political movements in the Islamic world at the national or transnational level.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJRZI    DEADLINE: 27-May-16

 

(R) Research scholarships: Special Programme Islam 

FUNDER: Gerda Henkel Stiftung

Applications for research scholarships can be made directly by Postdocs or scholars with Post-Doctoral Lecture Qualification.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJSja    DEADLINE: 27-May-16

 

UK OPPORTUNITIES:

 

(R) Research grants

FUNDER: British Foundation for the Study of Arabia

These grants support research relating to the Arabian Peninsula and in particular its history, antiquities, archaeology, ethnography, languages, literature, art, culture, custom, geography, geology and natural history.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJO9R    DEADLINE: 15-Apr-16

 

(R) International Development in the Research Networking Scheme

FUNDER: AHRC

This aims to encourage research networking proposals which explore the contribution that arts and humanities research can play in debates about international development and to the UN 2030 agenda for sustainable development.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJOg4    DEADLINE: 31-May-16

 

(R) Elie Kedourie memorial fund

FUNDER: British Academy

This aims to promote the study of Middle Eastern and modern European history, and the history of political thought. Awards support any aspect of research, including travel and publication, but do not support travel to or attendance at conferences, workshops or seminars.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJKoH    DEADLINE: 11-May-16

 

(KT) Partnership Opportunity for Aviation Research & Development

FUNDER: UK Trade & Investment

An Aviation city in the UAE is interested in partnering with a UK University that engages in R & D around Aviation, Logistics and Transport

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJK8l    DEADLINE: 18-Mar-16

 

(R) Collaborative research grants – São Paulo Research Foundation

FUNDER: Arts and Humanities Research Council

The Arts and Humanities Research Council, in partnership with the São Paulo Research Foundation, invites applications for its collaborative research grants.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJKHH    NO DEADLINE

 

(R) ERC Advanced Grants

FUNDER: European Research Council

ERC Advanced Grants allow exceptional established research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJKs1   DEADLINE: 01-Sep-16

 

(R) Grants

FUNDER: The Bromley Trust

These support projects focused on human rights, prison reform or the environment.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJOlh    NO DEADLINE

 

(KT) UAE – Opportunity for partnerships with UK Training Institutes

FUNDER: UK Trade & Investment

The Training institute should be able to provide Certificate Courses for the Technical, Vocational Educational and Training sector,  to up-skill employees and provide training in new technologies for the oil and gas sector.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJKkk     DEADLINE: 11-Mar-16

 

(R) Business and Economic Models (Early and Established Career Fellowships only)

FUNDER: EPSRC

This challenge requires the candidate to be engaged, both in the understanding fundamental drivers behind current business and economic models (of which empirical data could be obtained) as well as the future changes and disruption to the models (of which some degree of theorising would be expected.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJKBs     NO DEADLINE

 

(KT) Certification for quality management courses – Egypt

FUNDER: The Excellence Center

A training organisation based in Cairo seeks a partner who can provide certification for the following courses:
Total Quality Management; Total Quality Management in Healthcare.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJKfw    DEADLINE: 11-Mar-16

 

(R) Research project grants

FUNDER: The Leverhulme Trust

The trust welcomes applications for research in any academic discipline, except research directly relevant to clinicians, medical professionals or the pharmaceutical industry, as well as policy-driven research where the principal objective is to assemble an evidence base for immediate policy initiatives.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJKPi     NO DEADLINE

 

(R) ESRC Future Cities Catapult partnership mid-career fellowship

FUNDER: ESRC

This offers the fellows an opportunity to work as part of the Future Cities Catapult on projects relating to new business models, innovation and governance of urban infrastructure investment and draw on their academic and analytical expertise to provide a strong contribution to ongoing projects.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJKTu    DEADLINE: 19-Mar-16

 

(R) Humanities and social science research bursaries

FUNDER: Wellcome Trust

These support small and medium-scale research projects based on library or archive collections supported by the trust.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJKXO    DEADLINE: 01-Apr-16

 

(R) Visiting international fellowship award

FUNDER: Society for French Studies

This aims to encourage the internationalisation of French studies in the UK and Ireland by enabling an academic in the French studies field based in an overseas university to spend time at a UK or Irish university or HEI.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJNVQ    DEADLINE: 01-Apr-16

 

(R) Erasmus for young entrepreneurs

FUNDER: European Commission

This aims to expand and strengthen the existing network of intermediary organisations which act as local contact points for newly established entrepreneurs as well as experienced entrepreneurs in the participating countries.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJNZA    DEADLINE: 05-Apr-16

 

(KT) South Korea – Online business management content for chief executives

FUNDER: UKTI

A Korean business management institute is looking for some high-level online content of business management for Korean chief executives and CEOs such as short video clips of global leaders, leadership, business management education etc.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJO4C    DEADLINE: 31-Mar-16

 

(R) Advanced research workshops

FUNDER: North Atlantic Treaty Organization

These support advanced level discussions among experts from different countries with the aim of addressing contemporary security issues.

DETAILS: http://ow.ly/YJOqf    DEADLINE: 15-May-16