H.M. Trust Fund Grant Research Section
The section is concerned with the administrative procedures of submitting and evaluating His Majesty Trust Fund Grant (HMTF) research proposals, following up the implementation of approved research and supervising the administrative processes related to such research. The HMTFG is allocated for funding strategic interdisciplinary research projects that address topics of strategic importance to the Sultanate of Oman in line with the Oman Vision 2040. The implementation of such projects extends over three to four years, and may be followed by a period for research and development, depending on the results of the previous stage, prior to the stage of commercializing and applying the results to utilize them in socio-economic development.
External and Joint Grants Research Section
The section is concerned with the administrative procedures of submitting and evaluating externally funded research proposals, as well as joint proposals between research institutions, including research grant programs offered by private and international institutions. It monitors the implementation of such research projects and supervises relevant administrative processes.
Internal Grants Research Section
The section is in charge of conducting the administrative procedures of submitting and evaluating research proposals funded by the internal University budget, including internal research grants, the Deanship of Research grants that allocated for small research projects, and also undergraduate students’ research grants. The section follows up the implementation of these approved research projects and supervises relevant administrative processes. Programs covered by this section are:
- Internal grants program (IG)
- The Deanship of Research grants program(RF)
- Undergraduate student research program (UF)
The section supervises the administrative processes related to research consultancies and follows up their performance, receives progress and final reports and seeks to increase and diversify sources of funding for research consultancies. This research contract contractual applied research aims to find solutions to social or economic problems, develop products or innovate new methods or techniques. The university encourages contract research between researchers and researchers to sign contracts with local and international institutions to implement contract the applied research projects.
National Grants Research Section
This section is concerned with grants provided by government institutions, including grants from the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. It supervises administrative processes related to nationally funded research projects and follows up their performance, receives progress and final reports and acts as a focal point between researchers and national funding agencies. Programs covered by this section are:
- Research grant program (PhD holders)
- Student Research Program (undergraduate level)
- Graduate Research Program (Bachelor's and Master's holders)
- Strategic Research Program.
Chairs and Research Groups Section
The section is responsible for approving research chairs and following up their implementation, supervising the related administrative processes, monitoring the performance of approved research chairs, receiving progress and final reports and seeking funding for research chairs as well as increasing and diversifying their funding sources. The section is also in charge of registering research groups at the university and evaluating their performance.