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DIFI/QNRF: 2019 OSRA Research Grant for Arab Families and its Related Issues

DIFI/QNRF: 2019 OSRA Research Grant for Arab Families and its Related Issues

Deadline: 1 April 2019

The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) and the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) have launched the 2019 OSRA research grant which is an annual research grant on Arab families and family policy related issues.

 

The goal of this call is to encourage research on Family cohesion, marriage and divorce, Families at risk, Parenthood, Social policy research related to families that contributes to the development of evidence-based policies and programs to promote the well-being of families.

Objectives

  • Support high quality empirical work that advances research on Arab families
  • Support high quality social policy research related to families
  • Provide policymakers with evidence-based research and analysis that encourages the formation and/or modification of family-related policies
  • Develop research capacity on issues related to Arab families
  • Develop research areas within Qatar in support of the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS)

Priority Areas

  • Family cohesion, marriage and divorce: family relationships, family resilience; ageing families; extended families; intergenerational solidarity, division of household; stepfamilies; dual-career families; families with female head of household; work-life reconciliation; childfree families; patterns of marriage formation; marriage and immigration; social and individual risk factors associated with divorce; the impact of divorce on children; family safety; delayed marriage; never-married women; social aspects of fertility.
  • Families at risk: the impact of the blockade on families, family cohesion under the blockade; the impact of wars and conflicts on families; impact of poverty and economic stress on families; families with children with disabilities; marginalized/ socially excluded families; domestic violence; internally displaced families; parent-child relationship in Arab refugee families and to endeavor to understand the dynamics of the parent/child relationship; issues faced by youth and children within Arab refugee populations; existing policy programs and their ability to meet the distinct needs of Arab refugee families; transformation of the family structure among Arab refugee families.
  • Parenthood: parenting styles and practices; parenting and child well-being; father’s involvement; motherhood; fatherhood; delayed parenthood; transition to parenthood; responsible parenting; the role of parents in supporting learning; the educational implications of parenting on education and learning; parents and special needs; student, schools, and family engagement; parenting within the context of forced migration and resettlement; impact the blockade on parenting and parenthood; impact of the blockade on education.
  • Social policy research related to families: family formation policies, social welfare policies; social protection policies, child care policies, assessment of family support policies and programs; work-family balance policies; child protection policies; domestic violence policies; housing policies; education policy and families; policies addressing the needs and wellbeing of Arab refugee youth and children; best practices that can inform the development of evidence-based policies that contribute to the well-being of Arab refugee families; social policies for alleviating impact of the blockade on families in Qatar; family protection policies and welfare of vulnerable groups (e.g. women, children, the elderly, and those living with disabilities).

Funding Information

The grant awards each proposal team up to US $50, 000 for a maximum period of one year.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility of Proposal

  • The proposal must be within one or more of the specific research priority areas indicated
  • The proposal must include at least a Key Investigator (KI) (Lead Principal Investigator (LPI) or Principal Investigator (PI)) from an Arab country.
  • At least 60% of the proposed funded research efforts and budget must be conducted inside the Arab countries
  • Renewal applications of previous OSRA grants are disallowed, as is the submission of un-awarded proposals

Eligibility of Submitting Institution

  • Applicants from all countries are allowed.
  • For Qatar-based institutions, only institutions with QNRF approved ROs are eligible to submit proposals. ROs located inside Qatar are eligible to register at any time with QNRF
  • Proposals should be within the research area(s) of the submitting institutions as declared by the approved ROs.
  • For institutions based outside Qatar, only academic and research institutions are eligible to submit proposals.
  • For institutions based outside Qatar, DIFI will act as the Grant Proposal Administrator and will handle the vetting and other RO responsibilities.
  • The institution of the LPI from Qatar will be considered the submitting institution while institutions of LPIs from countries outside Qatar will be called international submitting institutions.
  • Institutions other than the submitting institutions will be considered as collaborating institutions.
  • Authorized Research Office Representatives (ARORs) and other research administrators who are members of the RO are not eligible to participate in any OSRA projects

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.qnrf.org/en-us/Funding/Research-Programs/Joint-Funding-Research-Program-JFRP/Osra

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