Grants, rents, and reimbursement of expenditures, sponsorships, and fellowships are all examples of research grants, which can be awarded by public or private institutions for research or development work that is handled by, or benefits, the Concerned individual. Various institutions offer research grants to support the work of people, universities, and other entities engaged in research.
Note: The RSAC By-Laws define a list of acronyms.
Goals and Purposes
Grants for research projects in SOB and SOIT will be awarded on a competitive basis each year by SUC under the following categories:
- Internal Research Grant (IRG)
- Interdisciplinary Research Grant (IDG)
Researchers at SUC are encouraged to apply for these grants to increase research productivity, enable faculty members to conduct research that leads to high-quality peer-reviewed publications, establish and nurture research collaborations with international universities/institutions, and lead to the submission of external research grant proposals, both within and outside UAE.
In theory, academics who receive IRG/IDG funding should be able to use that money to move on to other types of support from the industry, state, and local governments, as well as international organizations like the European Union (EU) and the Gulf Cooperation Council(GCC).
A research project is a scientific investigation, usually using scientific methods, to achieve defined objectives for the betterment of society. There are two broad categories of projects,
- Non-Funded Projects: Faculty members of SUC involved in any non-funded project(s) are required formally to inform the institution through Head-Research and Innovation, who will maintain school-wise records for audit, national and international agencies.
- Funded Projects: These types of projects are divided into two categories,
- Internally Funded Projects: Projects funded by the school or SUC.
- Externally Funded Project: Projects funded by external agencies.
Research conducted by SUC faculty members and researchers is encouraged and required to be published in high-quality publications that have a significant impact on the field of study. Faculty and researchers at SUC view publishing findings from their work as one of their most important responsibilities. To assist its faculty in reaching this goal, the university has implemented a variety of measures. In addition, the SUC has implemented a program that provides monetary incentives for the publication of high-quality research in SCOPUS-indexed journals.
The goal of the SUC Research Publications Rewards policy is to recognize and reward the contributions of SUC faculty and researchers to the advancement of academic research. The following are the goals:
1- To increase the number and quality of SUC SCOPUS-indexed papers in leading international journals,
2- Encourage and motivate faculty/researchers to be actively involved in SUC's research vision and mission as well as promote and encourage collaborative research with international collaborators.
3- To make the research outcomes and citations of our faculty members more visible.
SUC Research Publications Reward Policy
The SUC research publications rewards are classified into the following five categories:
Category 1: Patent field in (as per the approved list of CAA)
Category 2: Papers Published in Scopes-Indexed Journals (English language)
Category 3: Publications in Scopus Arabic Journals/Book Chapters
Category 4: Publications of Books
Category 5: Citations in Scopus records
Category 6: A case study (Scopus published )