OSRA Grant Third Cycle Launched on 17th Jan 2018

Date: January 17, 2018

Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) in collaboration with Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) are pleased to launch the third cycle of OSRA research grant which aims to encourage research targeted at developing a knowledge base on Arab families.

In this cycle, application is opened to all countries around the world. 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 effort and budget must be expended inside the Arab countries.

The Specific Research Priority Areas of the third cycle of OSRA Research Grant are;

  1. Family cohesion, marriage and divorce: family relationships, family
    resilience; ageing families; extended families; intergenerational solidarity, division of household;
    stepfamilies; dual-career families; 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.
  2. Families at risk:  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.
  3. Parenthood: parenting styles and practices; parenting and child well-being; father’s
    involvement; motherhood; fatherhood; delayed parenthood; transition to parenthood; responsible parenting.
  4. 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.

Important dates

  • January 17, 2018        Online proposal submission open
  • March 26, 2018           Online proposal submission closed
  • April 2, 2018               Online Research Office Vetting closed
  • June, 2018                  Successful proposals notification

Important Links

  • For CFP and timeline please click here.
  • For registration and submission of the full application through the online submission system, please click here.
  • For inquiries regarding DIFI as the Grant Proposal Administrator, please contact the Grant Management Office:
  • For any enquiries please do not hesitate to contact us through the QNRF support system.
  • For general information on OSRA Grant, please click here.

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