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Research Opportunities

The College of Education is dedicated to continually engaging its faculty members and graduate and undergraduate students in research and scholarly activities that contribute to the knowledge base in teaching and learning within their field of specialization. The CEDU fulfills a broad mission of enriching the research culture for faculty and students by supporting interdepartmental or interdisciplinary collaborations, nurturing faculty research, grant writing, and liaisons with internally and externally funding agencies. 

Faculty members at the College of Education have received several externally funded research grants over the past five years from some organizations including Emirates Foundation and National Research Foundation (NRF).

a) Internal Funding Sources

  •  UAEU Research Grant Competition
  •  CEDU Research Grant Competition

b)  External Funding Sources

  • Emirates Foundation

Established in 2005, the Emirates Foundation is a nationwide initiative led by private and public sector partnerships.  The Emirates Foundation acts as the governing body of an endowment fund that is funded collectively through the private and public sectors and the government. The Foundation funds research, scholarships and initiatives in six core areas of interest:

-   Education

-   Science & Technology

-   Arts & Culture

-   Social Development

-   Environmental Development

-   Public Awareness

  • National Research Foundation

The National Research Foundation (NRF) was established in 2008 to provide research leadership and funding support on a competitive basis to researchers in the UAE. Successful projects must demonstrate social and economic benefits to UAE, enhance the development process in the country and survive a rigorous international peer review.

The NRF offers two types of grants:

-   Research Centers of Excellence (REC)

-   Research & Scholarship Awards (RSA)

It is expected that an annual cycle of application and awards will commence in mid-December of each year.

  • Shaikh Mohammed Bin Khalid Al-Nahyan Center
  • ADEC
  • Hamdan Award
  • Khalifa Fund to Support & Develop Small & Medium Enterprises
  • Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation 

c)   Community Research Projects

Through various research projects, the College of Education’s researchers create new understandings of and develop new resources for learning and teaching. The CEDU researchers investigate ways to improve schools, increase student achievement and prepare teachers with the best curriculum.

d)  Research Collaborations

The list of CEDU research partners includes:

  • Shaikh Mohamed Bin Khalid Alnahyan Center
  • National Research Foundation (NRF)
  • Ministry of Education
  • Hamdan Award
  • Emirates Foundation
  • GCC


e)   Undergraduate Research Opportunities

  • Students’ Educational Research Forum


f)    CEDU Annual Research Activities

  1. Special Education Forum
  2. Language Forum
  3. Science and Mathematics Forum
  4. Foundations of Education Forum
  5. Students’ Educational Research Forum
Aug 20, 2017