The Research Council Oman (TRC) has announced a new mechanism of funding called Block Funding Program (BFP) which is an institutional- and performance-based funding. This program allocates small-to-medium size research grants to support short-term and mid-term research projects in areas defined by researchers from academic and research institutions in Oman and serve the national research priority areas as well as TRC priority themes. The main goal of this program is to sustain and develop further excellent in research and to create a competitive economy through advanced and evidence –based research.
BFP covers 3 categories of grants:
Research Grant (RG)
Graduate Research Grant (GRG)
Undergraduate Research Grant (URG)
TRC is currently accepting research proposals through the
– Submission of research proposal applications for all 3 grant categories are open throughout the year.
– The deadline for receiving RG & URG applications for the 2019 funding cycle has been extended to 15 May 2019.
– The deadline for receiving GRG applications for the 2019 funding cycle is 30 May 2019.
Note: Parallel submission must be made on the MoH-CSR research proposal system along with the TRC RIMS application.
Block Funding Guideline
Block Funding Presentation