DIFI and QNRF Launch Osra Research Grant

Date: March 24, 2015

In Collaboration with Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) launched the Osra Research Grant, an annual research grant that focuses on the Arab family and family policy related issues.

Held in Texas A&M and attended by members of local research community, experts, and NGOs, the event commenced by a welcome note from Dr. Abdul Sattar Al-Taie – QNRF Executive Director, followed by a welcoming speech from Miss Noor Al Malki Al Jehani- Executive Director of DIFI, introducing the leading role of the Institute and its research strategy in focusing on Arab Family issues, considering this a core business of DIFI.

A presentation about the Osra Grant was delivered by Dr. Mohammed Mohiedin, Director of Family Research Division in DIFI and Dr. Sadeem Jawhar- Program Specialist in QNRF, introducing the Grant and describing its goals, conditions, and procedures of registration and subscription.
The presentation described the four main themes of the Osra Grant, which are:

  • Marriage in the Arab world
  • Parenting in the Arab world
  • Family/work balance in the Arab world
  • Family laws and practices in the Arab world.

It also highlighted the goal of the grant ,which is to encourage research aimed at developing a knowledge-base on the Arab family, focusing on the four main themes of OSRA that can be used for the development of evidence-based policies and programs to promote the well-being of the family.

Please click here to download Osra grant presentation.


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Research Grant

The Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) has launched the OSRA research grant in its sixth cycle which is a research grant on Arab families and family policy related issues.

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