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Kuwait Program at Harvard Kennedy School: Faculty Research Grants
August 28, 2016

The Kuwait Program at Harvard Kennedy School, A KFAS-HARVARD initiative, offers funding each year to Harvard faculty on a wide range of topics that focus primarily on Kuwait and the GCC countries.

KFAS has strived to maximize the benefit of our international research grants to our local research community. For this purpose, we try to encourage research collaboration between our local researchers, and their international institutions with which we hold long term agreements

Applications are for one-year grants (up to $80,000) and multi-year grants (up to $120,000 per year) to support research on issues of critical importance to Kuwait, the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab World. Grants can be applied toward research assistance, travel, summer salary, workshops, and course buy-out.

Although only a Harvard University faculty can apply as a main PI for this research grant, we highly encourage you to seek partnerships with individual Harvard faculty who may be eligible for the grant.

Priority topics for this grant are:

EDUCATION REFORM
- Management of higher education in Kuwait
- Youth and their role in the future of the Arab World 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE GULF
- Economic development and structural diversification
- Building a stronger private sector
- Attracting foreign investment and managing civil risks

POLITICAL REFORM
- Regulatory and legal reform
- Strategic planning and crisis analysis/control
- The Arab political transformation

ENERGY POLICY 
- Externality impacts of energy development, including water
- Renewable options

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION 
- Environmental and health impacts
- Urban sustainability
- The culture, systems, modes of delivery, and management of knowledge

The deadline for applications is October 7,2016

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Please note that you are expected to locate opportunities for collaboration independently and on an individual basis.

Should you need any further information, please contact the Research Program Coordinator of the Middle East Initiative by email : julia_martin@hks.harvard.edu