Call for research proposals- Osra Research Grant

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 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.

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


  • 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)

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.


Up to 50,000 USD


 Up to 12 months


For inquiries:

Office of Grants and Contracts


Applications can be made via QNRF’s Online Submission System at

DIFI Administrator Contact:

Grant Management Office
[email protected] 
+974 4454 6533

QNRF contact:

For any inquiries regarding the application please use QNRF support system


Important Dates

Always open 
LPI & PI online registration 

December 5, 2016
Open proposal submission

February 13, 2017
Close proposal submission

May 2017 
Successful proposals notification