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Research Opportunities

The College of Engineering is dedicated to continuous engagement of its faculty members and students (graduate and undergraduate) in research and scholarly activities within their field of specialization. Research funding is available to COE researchers through several opportunities from the university, the college and local/international industries and government agencies.

  1. UAEU Opportunities

  2. College of Engineering Opportunities

  3. External Opportunities

1- UAEU Opportunities

Available to undergraduate and graduate students and all faculty members in the UAEU.
Applications are submitted through the ERMSS system or to the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies Office.

a) Ph.D. Scholarship:
Available for: qualified national students.
Applications are submitted through the College of Graduate Studies.

b) Ph.D. Fellowship:

Available for: qualified Ph.D. students.
Applications are submitted through the College of Graduate Studies.

c) Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE):

The purpose of the SURE program is to promote and support the engagement of undergraduate students in research, thereby, providing the students with exposure to and training in conducting research while working in teams with other undergraduate and graduate students under the supervision of a faculty member.
Team members: one faculty member, one graduate student (Master or Doctoral level) and three to four undergraduate students.
Maximum Budget: AED 45,000.
Applications are submitted through the ERMSS system.

d) Research UPAR:

Maximum Budget: AED 500,000.
Available for: all UAEU faculty members.
Duration: two years.

e) Start Up Research Grant:

Maximum Budget: AED 500,000.
Available for: all newly appointed UAEU faculty members.
Duration: two years.

f) Center Based Research Grants:
Maximum Budget: AED 500,000.
Available for: all UAEU faculty members, projects have to be affiliated with one of the research centers in UAEU.
Duration: two years.

2- College of Engineering Opportunities
Available to COE faculty members. Faculty members are encouraged to involve undergraduate and graduate students in these types of research projects. Applications are submitted through the ERMSS system.

 a)  Seed Research Grants:
Maximum: AED 30,000 and a minimum of 20% of the budget should be allocated to undergraduate or graduate students.
Duration: one year.

b) Interdisciplinary Research Grants:
Maximum: AED 120,000.
Duration: two years.
Available for: COE faculty members as PI in collaboration with faculty members from other. Colleges within the UAEU.

c)  Graduate Teaching Assistant for Master Students (GTA):
Available for: COE qualified master students with thesis option with monthly stipend for one year renewable for up to two years.

d)  Graduate Teaching Assistant for PhD Students (GTA):
Available for: COE qualified PhD students with monthly stipend for one year renewable for up to three years.

e)  Graduate Research Assistantship (GRA):
Full-time qualified graduate students can apply for GRA through the COE to be supported by either internally or externally funded research projects.

f)  Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Aerospace Engineering:
The purpose is to engage students in technical areas related to Aerospace Engineering. The projects must be conducted under supervision of a faculty advisor. A mentor from the industry is preferred for co-supervision. Two to four students and their advisors (with at least one from ME) can apply for awards up to AED 20,000 for an individual research, design, and/or development projects. Preference will be given to aerospace industry initiated and driven projects. The following are the needed student qualifications:

  • Full time students enrolled in one of the UAEU engineering, sciences, and/or technology degree programs.

  • Making satisfactory progress toward their degree program of study.

  • Enrollment in the UAEU Minor in Aerospace Engineering Program is desirable.

 Minimum duration for the project execution/implementation is two semesters.

 3- External Opportunities

 a) Externally Funded Projects:

Several opportunities are announced by the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies (DVCRGS) office for projects to be externally funded by external entities; such as NRF, ICT, ADNOC, Abu Dhabi Environmental Agency, Sultan Qabous-UAEU joint research projects (SQU-UAEU), Dassault Aviation, JCCP, Exeed, Aljaleela,……etc.

Maximum Budget: No limit – reasonable.
Available for: all UAEU faculty members.
Duration: two - three years.
Applications are through the DVCRGS office.

b) Several opportunities are announced by the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Studies (DVCRGS) office for qualified graduate students to apply through the college for scholarships by external entities.

Jul 27, 2017