Research Funding Opportunities

Report
Research
Support
Opportunities
Dr. Musab A. AlTurki
Assistant Dean of Research
Deanship of Research
September 11th, 2014
Deanship of Research (DSR)
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Research is a major component of the
mission of the University
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Graduate students play a key role towards
accomplishing it
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DSR: support and facilitate research
activities by creating a conducive
environment for quality research
Research Support Tracks
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Four major venues for supporting research
through funded projects
1.
Internal Research Grants (by the
University)
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SABIC & Fast Track Research Grant
Societal Research Grant
Book writing/translation Grant
Research Groups
…
Research Support Tracks
(Cont.)
2. KACST Annual Program (KAP)
 King AbdulAziz City for Science and
Technology
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3.
A variety of different levels of support
The National Science, Technology and
Innovation Plan (NSTIP – Maarifa)
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Support for focus areas of national
priority
Research Support Tracks
(Cont.)
4.
Contractual and client-funded research
through the Research Institute (RI)
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RI as the cornerstone for applied
research activities at KFUPM
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Consists of permanent centers and
Centers of Research Excellence
(CoREs)
Involvement of Graduate
Students in Funded Projects
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Research grants are applied for and
managed by faculty members (Principal
Investigators – PI’s)
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A graduate student involved in a funded
project is expected to:
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Work closely with the PI and his team
Consult with the PI in any matter related to
the project
Involvement of a graduate student is limited
to at most one research grant at any point
Financial Incentives in
Funded Projects
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Funded projects typically provide financial
incentives to students
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Internal: at most SAR 600/month for MS
students, SAR 800/month for PhD
students
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KACST: varies depending on the project
NSTIP: at most SAR 2000/month for MS
students, SAR 2500/month for PhD
students
The goal is to provide an additional level of
support towards achieving significant
contributions
Other Venues of Research
Support at KFUPM
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Conference Attendance
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Once a year for presenting a paper in an
international conference
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Payment of mandatory page charges for
papers published in ISI journals
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Support for research visits and field trips
through projects
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Central Research Workshop and FABLAB
(RRMS)
DSR Contact Information
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Tel: 3200
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Emails:
 [email protected][email protected][email protected]
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Website
 http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/dsr
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Other links of interest
 http://rrm.kfupm.edu.sa
 http://ri.kfupm.edu.sa
 http://www.kacst.edu.sa
 http://nstip.kacst.edu.sa

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