Registrations open for National Research Award 2022

Oman Tuesday 16/August/2022 23:29 PM
By: Times News Service
Registrations open for National Research Award 2022

Muscat: Registrations for the 9th cycle of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation’s annual National Research Award 2022, is open for applicants until Sunday, 25 September 2022 at 2.00 pm.

The National Research Award (NRA) is divided into two categories; Best published research led by a PhD holder or equivalent (Senior Specialist or higher in the medical field) and Best published research led by a young researcher (a non-PhD holder).

As for the research fields, it consists of six fields and they are Education and Human Resources, Information and Communication Technologies, Health and Social Services, Cultural, Social, and Basic Sciences, Energy and Industry, and Environmental and Biological Resources.

Some of the general conditions are that research article must be of relevance to the Sultanate of Oman and falls under one of the six research fields of the award, the published research must not have won any other award nationally or internationally, the applicant must be the first author whose name appears first in the published article, the award is limited only to original research studies and articles, only one application per cycle is allowed, the applicant must provide written consent from each team member to prove his or her approval to participate in the competition, and only complete applications for the award, submitted electronically on the NRA’s website, and supplemented with all the required documents as attachments, will be considered for evaluation.

The research of an applicant must have been published after 15thof March 2019, in a refereed journal, indexed in either Scopus or Web of Science or in one of the Arabic periodicals listed on the award’s website page.

Interested applicants can apply through ( Applicants can find additional information and updates regarding the conditions through the NRA’s official website ( For further enquiry, interested applicants can contact [email protected] or 22305848 and 22305305.

The National Research Award aims to encourage researchers to conduct high quality and relevant research in areas of national interest, encourage researchers to continue their activities and initiatives in conducting high-quality research, and increase the level of awareness about MoHERI and its various initiatives and programs to support research and innovation.