DU Internal Funding Schemes

Conference Grant (CG): The Conference Grant (CG) is to cover physical and online participation in conferences. A faculty member at Dhofar University can apply for two types of conference grants: Traditional Conference Grant (TCG) (in person attendance) or Online Conference Grant (online attendance) (OCG). TCG can only be obtained once per Academic year, whereas OCG can be obtained twice per Academic year.

Dhofar University Research Grant (DURG): Dhofar University promotes collaborative or group research projects of importance to the University and Oman. DURG funding is awarded to a collaborative/group research projects for a duration of one year with a maximum amount of 1500 OMR. DURG applications are received twice per year. The deadline are 31st October and 31st March respectively.

Research Incentive

DU recognizes faculty research productivity by offering monetary incentives for papers published in journals indexed in (Scopus, Web of Science, or Refereed Arabic Journals), as well as books (published by well-known publishers) and Scopus indexed book chapters. A faculty member can apply for RPI-IPP for paper incentives and RPI-IBB for book/book incentives throughout the academic year.

For more detail visit Guidelines & Policies | Dhofar University (du.edu.om)

External Funding Schemes

TRC is Oman’s exclusive national research funding body and leader of research development in the country. TRC serves as a focal point and hub dedicated to promoting and supporting research, scientific enquiry, and innovation in the Sultanate of Oman. TRC provides research funds for faculty and students through various research grants under Block Funding Program (BFP) that includes Research Grant (RG), Graduate Research Grant (GRG) and Undergraduate Research Grant (URG). For guidelines, please visit

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