Research Opportunities

The College of Information Technology offers a remarkably diverse array of research opportunities for both faculty and students. Faculty and students can enjoy access to over 20 specialized research laboratories. Research support is provided through the following grants:

Internal Grants

These are university funded grants that are available to all UAEU faculty through a university wide competition. They include the following:

  • UAEU Program for Advanced Research (UPAR)
  • Research Start-up Grant Competition
  • UAEU Interdisciplinary Center-based Research Grant Competition
  • UAEU Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) Program

Call for proposals, proposal templates and submission deadlines for internal grants are announced through the Research and Sponsored Projects Office.

External Grants

These are externally funded projects from international and national institutions interested in conducting research in information technology. The faculty, the college or the university at large may initiate these opportunities. Externally funded grant opportunities when available are announced through the college website or through the Research and Sponsored Projects Office. Some of the current external grants available include:

  • The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Fund
  • National Research Foundation (NRF)
  • Qatar Foundation
  • Aerospace by Dassault Aviation
  • Abu Dhabi Environmental Agency
  • Space Science and Technology Center
  • Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC)

College Research Support Programs

These are college funded research opportunities available only to CIT faculty and students intended to support research. They include:

  • The Faculty Research Seed Grant: A funding opportunity to support junior faculty to initiate a research project.
  • International conference travel funding at the College level: Each faculty is given the opportunity for financial support to attend a reputable conference for a full paper review once a year.
Jul 24, 2014