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Research Grants System

​​​​​Effat Research Grants 

Effat University aspires to become recognized, both nationally and globally, as a research university. Through its internal research grants 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. Collaborative Research Grant

    • Grant amount 250,000 SR

    • Eligibility Criteria Departments and research centers proposals involving visiting researchers or Research Interest Groups establishment. Primary Investigators 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.

For more details, please check our Internal Research Grants Policy.​

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.

  1. Regional Conferences:

    • Grant amount: 6,500 SAR

    • Eligibility Criteria: All GCC countries, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Cyprus, Egypt, Sudan and Iran, African countries, Central, Asian Countries, Turkey and Greece.

  2. International Conferences:

    • Grant amount: 9,000 SAR

    • Eligibility Criteria: China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea, European countries, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

For more details check our Conference Participation Grants Policy.

External Grant System

Through the Scientific and Technology Unit (STU) with KACST Agency, Effat offers wide KACST grants to its students, faculty members and researchers. This program aims to support applied scientific research, that contributes 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. Check our External Research Grants Policy.
Graduate Programs Grant​

  • Grant amount: 70,000 SAR for Master students - 170,000 SAR for Phd students.

  • Eligibility Criteria:

    • ​Proposals' submission is open all year around and limited to subjects in one of the areas of natural sciences.

    • The student must have completed (50%) of the courses required to obtain the required degree.

    • The proposal must have been approved by the academic institution in which the student is enrolled.

  • Basic Research Grant:

    • Grant amount: 150,000 SAR - 600,000SAR

    • Eligibility Criteria: This grant Support research projects in the following areas: Geology - plant – Chemistry.

  • Applied Research Grant:

    • Grant amount: 150,000 SAR - 750,000SAR

  • Eligibility Criteria: This grant Support research projects in the following areas:

    • ​Engineering (Science and Computer Engineering - Building and planning - Electrical Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Civil Engineering - Petroleum Engineering) 

    • Medicine (Teeth - rays nuclear medicine - underground - Pharmacy - Emergency Medicine - essential medicine)

    • Agriculture (Animal production - Plant production - Science Veterinary - Water and Soil Sciences - Agricultural Engineering) 

  • Industrial Innovative Centers Grant: 

    • Grant amount: 7.5 million SAR

  • Eligibility Criteria: This grant Support research projects in the following areas:

    • Engineering (Science and Computer Engineering - Building and planning - Electrical Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Civil Engineering - Petroleum Engineering) 

    • Medicine (Teeth - rays nuclear medicine - underground - Pharmacy - Emergency Medicine - essential medicine)

    • Agriculture (Animal production - Plant production - Science Veterinary - Water and Soil Sciences - Agricultural Engineering) 

    • Corporate technical solutions

    • Number of start-ups

    • Number of patents

    • Number of research papers