Effat University supports individual research activities by providing grants for research and conference attendance, and support for finding outside funding.
Effat Research Grants
Effat University aspires to become recognized, both nationally and globally, as a research university. Through its internal research grant program, the University aims at creating a vibrant and dynamic research culture on its campus, both for its own benefit and for that of new knowledge production in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The grant cycles start at the beginning of each academic semester.
Startup Research Grant
- Grant amount 20,000 SR
- Eligibility Criteria Faculty/staff who have never applied for/obtained research funds internally or externally but show potential and interest to conduct research.
Small Research Grant
- Grant amount 50,000 SR
- Eligibility Criteria Faculty/staff who have previously obtained a Startup Faculty Grant and met the promised outcome, or have successful experience with internal or external research funds. Projects need to be aligned with Effat Research Priorities
Large Research Grant
- Grant amount 100,000 SR
- Eligibility Criteria Faculty/staff who have previously acquired Small Research Grants and met the promised outcome, or have successful experience in applying for/obtaining large external research grants. Projects need to be aligned with Effat Research Priorities or National Research Priorities.
Collaborative Research Grant
- Grant amount 250,000 SR
- Eligibility Criteria Departments and research centers proposals involving visiting researchers or Research Interest Groups establishment. PIs must have previously acquired Small or Large Research Grants or have successful experience in applying for/obtaining large external research grants. Projects need to be aligned with Effat Research Priorities or National Research Priorities. External funding (donated labor, in-kind or monetary contributions) needs to match internal funding.
Effat Conference Participation Grants
The Research Consultancy Institute provides a system that allows students, faculty and researchers to target higher quality regional and international conferences.
External Grant System
By collaborating with KACTS Agency, Effat offers wide KACST grants to its students, faculties and researchers. this program aims to support applied scientific research, that contribute to finding solutions to the obstacles encountered in the implementation of development plan in the Kingdom, in addition to promoting national scientific skills, and through the annual grants program of the to support research projects in the following areas:
Science and Computer Engineering - Building and planning - Electrical Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Civil Engineering - Petroleum Engineering.
The initiative of visiting Researchers Program which through involving leading scientists and scholars from abroad in long-term academic research collaborations with Effat Faculty. Therefore, it has set up four multi-disciplinary research centers that bring together (international) researchers from different domains to build upon, synergize and extend valuable knowledge base to design and develop the future of Saudi Arabia. Visiting Fellows are expected to set up a working group in Effat University in consultation with the Research Chairs or Department Heads, and come to Effat University at least three or four times a year for several weeks to work with the group and be available for junior researchers. Whilst in Effat, Visiting Fellows also work on joint projects with other researchers, run courses, and other events in agreement with their host departments.
Sabbatical Leave System
The main objective of sabbatical leave is to provide Effat faculty with a change of atmosphere in order to pursue scholarly activities and to furnish a better environment for academic recuperation and rejuvenation. Scholarly activities that are considered for sabbatical leave may include pursuing and extending some ongoing research, initiating research in new and diverse areas, working in industry in the area of research and development, gaining research-oriented experience or creating an architectural/engineering design or product, and, finally, writing a research-oriented book or monograph. During a sabbatical leave, the faculty member is expected to interact with academics and/or researchers at other institutions with the purpose of developing his/her expertise. The faculty member is also expected to contribute to the published literature in the field via reputable journals. In general, faculty members on sabbatical leave are encouraged to attend scientific meetings and conferences, and to present seminars at host institutions as well as nearby institutions.