The Deanship of Research oversees scientific research policies and activities. It ensures that the research policies and procedures serve the needs of the researchers and that they are clear, transparent and effective. It administers all types of research grants including strategic (from His Majesty's Trust Fund), internal, external (including grants from The Research Council), joint, and consultancies. It also supports research innovations, technology transfer and the protection of intellectual property. The publication of scholarly books and scientific journals, the administration of conference attendance and the linking of scientific research to society also fall under the responsibilities of the Deanship of Research. The Deanship works closely with the university Research Board, the university Academic Publications Board, the colleges Assistant Deans of Postgraduate Studies and Research, the university Research Centers and the funding agencies and organizations in order to fulfill its mission.
I hope this website will provide answers to your questions about scientific research at Sultan Qaboos University. If you need further information, or if you have suggestions, please let us know. I wish you success in your research plans and activities.
Dr. Yahya Al-Wahaibi
Dean of Research