OSRA Research Grant

Supporting Family Research

DIFI, in collaboration with the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), launched an annual research grant on the Arab family and family policy-related issues. The goal of this grant is to encourage basic and applied research aimed at developing a knowledge base on Arab families, including comparative and policy oriented research.


  • Up to 50,000 USD


  • Up to 12 months


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

General Areas of Interest

  • Marriage in the Arab world
  • Family in the Arab world
  • Parenting and parenthood in the Arab world
  • Divorce in the Arab World

For specific examples of research topics in each theme, please check the Call for Proposals.

Categories of Eligibility

  • Researchers residing in and affiliated with an institution inside an Arab country, holding a research-oriented doctorate or any approved terminal degree and having at least 3 peer reviewed publications in the relevant research areas
  • Researchers from non-Arab countries as collaborative partners with Arab-based institutions

Language: Research proposals must be prepared in Arabic or English.

Important Dates

Always open
LPI & PI online registration

December 5, 2016
Open proposal submission

January 9, 2017
Informational Webinar at 10:00 am, Doha time (GMT+3).
For registration, please visit the link

February 13, 2017
Close proposal submission

May 2017
Successful proposals notification

Applications can be made via QNRF’s Online Submission System at https://www.qgrants.org/

DIFI Administrator Contact:

Grant Management Office
+974 4454 6533

QNRF contact:

For any inquiries regarding the application please use QNRF support system