Applications for the National Research Award 2021 open

Applications for the National Research Award 2021 open

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MoHERI) has opened on Sunday (June 20) the registration for the eighth cycle of the National Research Award (NRA) 2021, which will remain open until 02.00 pm on Thursday 19th of August.

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 Systems and Communication Technologies, Health and Community Service, Cultural and Social Sciences, Energy and Industry, and Environmental and Biological Resources.

Interested applicants can apply through ( 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 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 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 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.

Applicants can find additional information regarding the conditions through the NRA’s official website ( For further enquiry, interested applicants can contact ( or (22305329, 22305450).

The NRA 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.