Sixth Annual CCQ Internal Student Research Grant for 2018-2019

The Office of Scientific and Academic Research (OSAR) at CCQ is committed to creating and advancing innovative research and strengthening internal and external partnerships for future nationally-competitive grant proposals. With this in mind, OSAR is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual CCQ Internal Student Research Grant for 2018-2019. This grant provides up to ten thousand Qatari Riyals (10,000 QR) for a research project aimed at emphasizing the importance of research and collaboration between faculty and students on projects conducted in the interest of CCQ and the state of Qatar. The grant covers stipends for student researchers and a faculty advisor. Initial research proposals are vetted for content and compliance to OSAR research requirements. All proposals are reviewed in a "double-blind" peer review manner for academic rigor and depth by an independent panel of three or more qualified faculty members with relevant expertise. The panel then reports its recommendations to the OSAR Committee. On the basis of those recommendations, the OSAR Committee convenes and allocates the student research grants according to the program’s guidelines and budget. (Please refer to the conditions below).

OSAR looks forward to supporting faculty professional development via research activities and fostering new projects within the College and the State of Qatar.

  • The Principal Advisor (PA) must be a member of the CCQ faculty.
  • The PA supervises a research project that involves two CCQ Investigators (students).
  • The project is relevant to CCQ’s goals, the goals of the State of Qatar, and the PA's discipline.
  • Approvals are subject to a "double-blind" peer-reviewing process.
  • OSAR selects and awards one project from each discipline for a maximum of eight grants per annual cycle.
  • The duration of the CCQ Internal Student Research Grant is five months.
  • All projects are publicly presented to CCQ faculty, staff, and students on Research Day on Wednesday April 10, 2019
  • Each project is funded up to a maximum of QR 10,000.
  • Students receive a stipend of QR 3,000 each and faculty PA a stipend of QR 4,000.
  • Funds for equipment, supplies, and miscellaneous items are subject to approval by the College Dean. OSAR will not assume responsibility for the application regarding these funds.
    • Twenty-five percent of the stipend will be disbursed upon OSAR approval of the mid-Progress Report and submission of ongoing background research and references (February 13, 2019).
    • The remaining seventy-five percent will be disbursed after OSAR approval of the Final Research Report and Oral Presentation and submission of updated background research and complete references (April 19, 2019).
  • The 2018-2019 research cycle is open to
    • College-level faculty and students in either the English-Track or Arabic-Track.
    • ELC faculty and Transition faculty with college-level students in either the English-Track or Arabic-Track.

For further information, contact OSAR at

The CCQ Internal Student Research Grant Information Session is scheduled for October 10, 2018 at the Lusail female campus auditorium from 12:30 - 1:30pm.

Proposals welcome from October 7 to October 21, 2018 at midnight.

Awardees announced by November 1, 2018.

Mid-Research Progress Report due by Wednesday, February 13, 2019.

The report submission for oral presentation are due by Sunday April 7, 2019.

Student oral presentations will take place on Wednesday April 10, 2019.

Final and completed research report, updated background research and complete references are due by April 15, 2019.

- Download CCQ Internal Grant Form 2018-2019

- Internal Grant Announcement 2018-2019

The Grant Application must be completed electronically and submitted via email to OSAR at