OSRA Research Grant
In collaboration with the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), DIFI launched the third cycle of our annual OSRA Research Grant on the Arab Family and family policy-related issues.
The goal of OSRA is to encourage basic and applied research aimed at developing a knowledge base on Arab families, including comparative and policy oriented research. It aims to (1) support high quality empirical work that advances research on Arab families; (2) provide policymakers with evidence-based research and analysis that encourages the formation and/or modification of family-related policies; (3) develop research capacity on issues related to the Arab family; (4) develop research areas in support of the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS).
The potential outcomes of OSRA include articles in peer-reviewed journals, policy reports, and methodological instruments. A maximum of 50,000 USD may be awarded per project with a duration not to exceed one year.
General Areas of Interest
- 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.
- 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.
- Parenthood: parenting styles and practices; parenting and child well-being; father’s involvement; motherhood; fatherhood; delayed parenthood; transition to parenthood; responsible parenting.
- 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
- Applications from all countries are allowed but each proposal must include at least a Key Investigator (KI) (Lead Principal Investigator (LPI) or Principal Investigator (PI)) from an Arab country.
- The Lead Principal Investigator (LPI) must hold a research oriented doctorate or any of the approved terminal degree, as defined under the approved list of terminal degrees and have at least three peer-reviewed publications relevant to the specific research priority areas.
- In case of collaboration, each individual team within the collaborative team structure must include a Principal Investigator (PI).
- At least 60% of the proposed funded research efforts and budget must be conducted inside the Arab countries.
- Research proposals may be submitted in Arabic or English.
Always openLPI & PI online registration
January 17th, 2018Open proposal submission
March 26th, 2018Close proposal submission
April 2018Ineligible Proposal Notification
June 2018Award Notification