The National Research Award (NRA) 2022


The National Research Award (NRA)

Submission Announcement

(9th Cycle/2022)


The Research Council is pleased to invite qualified researchers to apply for the National Research Award 2022. The Award aims to encourage researchers to conduct high quality and relevant research in areas of national interest. The submission period is from Tuesday 26/07/2022  to Sunday 25/09/2022.


The NRA is divided into two categories:

Category I: Best published research led by a Ph.D. holder or equivalent (Senior Specialist or higher in the medical field) at the time of the article’s publication.

Category II: Best published research led by a young researcher (a non-PhD holder).


Research Fields:

  1. Education and Human Resources
  2. Information and Communication Technologies
  3. Health and Social Services
  4. Cultural, Social, and Basic Sciences
  5. Energy and Industry
  6. Environmental and Biological Resources


General Conditions:

  • The applicant must be the first author, whose name appears first in the published article.
  • The 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 research must have been published after the 15th of March 2019, 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.
  • 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.
  •  Each researcher has the right to apply for only one application to participate in the award in its various categories and fields. In case there are more than one application from the researcher, all applications submitted by the participant will be canceled
  • The applicant must provide written consent from each team member to prove his or her approval to participate in the competition.
  • Only complete applications for the award, submitted electronically on the award’s website, and supplemented with all the required documents as attachments, will be considered for evaluation.
  • 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.
  • The evaluation committee’s decisions are final and no objection in this regard will ever be entertained.
  • The application cycle will end at 02.00 pm on Sunday September 25th, 2022.



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