The National Research Award (Eighth Cycle/2021)


The National Research Award  

(Eighth Cycle/2021)

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation is pleased to invite researchers to apply for the National Research. Submission is open from Sunday 20/06/2021 to Thursday 19/08/2021.

The Award aims to encourage researchers to conduct high quality research of national relevance and to publish in highly ranked refereed journals.


Award’s Categories:

Category IBest published research led by a PhD holder or equivalent (Senior Specialist or higher in the medical field)
Category IIBest published research led by a young researcher (a non-PhD holder)


Research Fields:


  1. Education and Human Resources
  2. Information Systems and Communication Technologies
  3. Health and Community Service
  4. Cultural and Social Sciences
  5. Energy and Industry
  6. Environmental and Biological Resources

General Conditions:

  1. The applicant must be the first Author, whose name appears first in the published article.
  2. The research article must be of relevance to the Sultanate of Oman and falls under one of the six research fields of the award.
  3. The published research must not have won any other award nationally or internationally.
  4. The research must have been published after the 15th of March ,2018, 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.
  5. The Award is limited only to original research studies and articles. Publications such as review papers, conference proceedings, historical articles, book chapters or medical case reports are not accepted.
  6. Only one application per cycle is allowed. If an applicant submits more than one application, then all of them will be excluded.
  7. The Applicant must provide written consent from each team member to prove his or her approval to participate in the competition.
  8. The award’s evaluation committee members are neither allowed to compete for the award nor to be members of any research team competing for the award.
  9. Only complete applications for the Award, submitted electronically on the award website, and supplemented with all the required documents as attachments, will be considered for evaluation.
  10. The award winners must provide any additional information requested by the ministry and shall be willing to attend and present their research at the Annual Research Forum.
  11. The evaluation committee’s decisions are final and no objection in this regard will ever be entertained.
  12. The application cycle will end at 02.00 pm on Thursday August 19th, 2021.


Specific Conditions (at the time of publication):


  1. The applicant for Category I must be a Ph.D. holder or equivalent ( Senior Specialist of higher in the medical field) 
  2. The applicant for Category II must be a non-PhD holder.



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