Faculty Research Grants
On an annual and competitive basis, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar awards internal Faculty Research Grants (FRG) to full-time faculty in support of their research work, particularly projects leading to publication. Research projects are relevant to teaching or otherwise contributes to the intellectual life of Qatar.
National Priorities Research Program
The National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) is QNRF’s flagship program and largest funding opportunity. It is the primary means through which QNRF addresses national, regional, and global needs through research, builds human capital in Qatar, and raises Qatar’s profile within the international research community.
Faculty at Georgetown’s Qatar campus are recipients of NPRP grants used to study Migrant Labor, Arabic Heritage Learners, Bioethics in Islam, GCC Monetary Union and Conflict Resolution.
As part of its mission to support high quality, innovative research and scholarship and promote balanced public discussion of foreign affairs, SFS-Q produces a number of insightful publications for scholarly and general audiences.
A premier research center located at Georgetown's Qatar campus, the Center for International and Regional Studies, sponsors studies that are of great regional and international significance. The CIRS publishes the results of these studies in a variety of formats including Occasional Papers, Edited Volumes, Summary Reports and Briefs. Through its publications, CIRS provides in-depth examination of ideas and issues of contemporary academic and political significance.
Conferences & Papers
SFS-Q faculty and students are committed to a variety of research topics in the areas of international relations, political economy, and domestic politics of the Gulf. Many of the research projects conducted at SFS-Q result in papers that are presented at conferences and for publication.
In the academic year 2010-2011, the University had 32 different ongoing projects ranging from nuclear proliferation in the Gulf to river resource conflicts in South Asia.