There are many types of internal grants available for AOU staff members and students. The following table summarizes the name of the grant, purpose, and allocated budget.
|1||Applied Research Grant (ARG)||ARG is meant to foster University relevance to, and links with industry and community, and may mainly finance projects that are unable to generate external funding. Its goal is to contribute to finding solutions to societal and economic problems, and, at the same time, strengthen research excellence of the University.||–Individuals: up to a maximum of USD 10000|
–Branch multi-staff projects: up to a maximum of USD 15000
|2||Seed Grant (SG)||SG can be applied to for the purpose of collecting data needed to develop proposals to be submitted for external funding||Up to a maximum of USD 5000|
|3||Community-Industry Collaboration Fund (CICF)||supports new or existing research initiatives to start or expand research collaboration with community and/or industry||It is based on joint funding, may involve joint research, and the external funding must provide in cash at least 50% of the cost of the project|
|4||Early Career and New Staff Grant (ECNSG)||This grant is earmarked for two purposes: to encourage early career members of staff (below Assistant Professor rank) to further their career development, and to support new members of academic staff, regardless of their rank, to accomplish research projects relevant to the University priorities.||–Individual projects: Up to a maximum of USD 3000|
–Joint projects: Up to a maximum of USD 5000
|5||Institutional Research Grant (IRG)||This grant programme is intended to fund projects that evaluate University or a specific branch performance and relevance in one or more specific area, and/or that explore new ways of fostering excellence and relevance of the University/branch||Is considered subject to availability of funds|
|6||Research Excellence Award (REA)||REA is awarded not only on recognition of outstanding research contribution by members of staff, but also to support their current or future research work||Up to a maximum of USD 3000|
|7||Symposia and Conference Grant (SCG)||-The University encourages organisation of research symposia, seminar series and conferences that aim at promoting research excellence in areas of priority to the branch and/or the University that can yield publishable material in form of papers, monographs or books.|
– Members of staff intending to present papers to conferences outside the University may apply to this grant programme.
|– Symposium or seminar series: Up to a maximum of USD 2500|
– Conference: Up to a maximum of USD 5000
–Staff member presenting paper in a conference: Up to a maximum of USD 2000
AOU Oman Branch has been linked by The Research Council (TRC) in Oman to facilitate applying for funded projects for our faculty members. For applying click here
The Research Committee encourages all faculty members to apply for sound conferences that can help them publish their papers in indexed journals. Each faculty members has the opportunity to be supported from AOU once every year.
In order to apply for a conference fund from AOU you need to submit the following documents, electronically, to the Research Support Center e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) 10 to 12 weeks before the conference date:
- Conference participation form (attached in the forms section).
- Supplementary form (attached in the forms section).
- Research paper.
- Acceptance letter.
- Registration fees and conference dates printed from their website.
Once any faculty member submits the previous documents, they are discussed in the nearest Research Committee meeting and then sent to the branch director for endorsement before sending to the HQ.