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announcement of The Research Priorities Grant

announcement of The Research Priorities Grant

Research Priorities Grants                                           العربية      
 
 Research Priorities
GrantsResearch Priorities Grants are grants that are awarded to research
projects that address pressing needs in Qassim region. Mechanisms and
regulations of Research Priorities Grants including current research
priorities are determined by the Deanship of Scientific Research.
 
Research Priorities for the 2017-2018 (1437-1438) Academic Year
After study and exploration of the views of concerned parties, the
Deanship of Scientific Research has determined the following  areas of
research as research priorities for Qassim region for the 2017-2018
(1437-1438) academic year:
1.    Research on smart city applications:
Examples of proposed research studies include
feasibility studies on applying the concept of smart cities in Qassim
Region. Research proposals on this topic should address the most
important components of smart city concepts in the following research
areas:
    a.    Identification of the most significant obstacles and
challenges to the application of the
           concept of smart
cities in Qassim Region
    b.    Proposition of appropriate mechanisms and solutions to overcome such obstacles and
          challenges
2.    Research on information technology security:
Examples of proposed research topics include
assessment and evaluation studies of the security efficiency of
information technology solutions used by local government in Qassim
Region. Proposals should focus on:
  •    a.    Measuring security efficiency of information technology
    solutions used by local government
  •           in Qassim Region in
    comparison to international standards
  •    b.    Identifying information technology security gaps and flaws 
  •    c.    Proposing appropriate solutions to increase efficiency of existing information technology 
  •          security  safeguards
3.    Research on pedagogy for children with autism:
Research Proposals should focus on the development
of a procedural manual for the implementation of pedagogical and
therapeutic programs for autistic children in Qassim Region. The
following issues should be addressed:
    a.    Accurate estimation of the
size of autistic child population in Qassim Region as well as the
.              pedagogical and therapeutic challenges facing autistic
children in Qassim Region
  •       b.      Highlighting the role of social institutions,
    especially the family and school, 
  •                in accommodating the
    pedagogical needs of autistic children
      c.      Developing a procedural manual that can contribute to
raising social awareness of the best .              research-based
pedagogical ways to deal with autistic children
4.    Research on palm tree weevils in Qassim Region, especially research project proposals that
       address the following issues
:
       a.    Identifying the most important genetic strains of palm tree weevils in Qassim Region
       b.    Proposing innovative ways to detect and control palm tree weevils in Qassim Region
5.    Research on genetic and environmental risk factors of the following common types of
       cancer in Qassim Region
:
       a.    Nasopharyngeal cancer
       b.    Thyroid cancer
6.    Research on issues of obesity and diabetes in Qassim Region and innovative methods of
       prevention, namely:
       a.    Causes of obesity among male and female basic education students in Qassim Region
       b.    The effect of physical activity on obesity and diabetes
       c.    The effect of weight loss on diabetes
7.    Research on causes of respiratory allergies in Qassim Region, namely:
       a.    Identifying the most significant causes of respiratory allergies in Qassim Region
       b.    Explaining the mechanisms of these causes
       c.    Proposing the best related preventive and effect-minimizing methods
8.    Research on estimation of natural radiation levels in
Qassim Region and concentration of
       radioactive agents in local food
products:
Proposals should address accurate estimation of average absorbed dose and equivalent annual radiation dose.
9.    Research on cost-reducing energy alternatives, namely:
      a.    Solar-powered air conditioning systems
      b.    Use of solar power to generate electricity
      c.    Efficiency of energy consumption in residential and industrial buildings
      d.    Use of local raw materials in thermal insulation and
development of new materials for use in .            manufacturing of
solar panels
      e.    Developing manufacturing processes that help reduce energy consumption
 
Conditions and Precepts:
1.    A research team of at
least two university affiliated researchers preferably from different
fields of study in addition to the participation of at least an outside
researcher—to be compensated as an assistant researcher—affiliated with
an entity related to the research topic.
2.    Participation of one graduate and undergraduate researchers is preferable.
3.    The duration of the research project is 12 months.
4.    stuff member must not allowed to participate in more than one project as (PI) and two projects as (COI).
5.    The research team shall be
compensated in accordance with the Saudi Universities Uniform Rules and
Regulations of Scientific Research
6.    The research team shall submit a midterm technical and financial report (First Report)
7.    The research team shall
submit a final technical and financial report upon completion of the
project or expiration of the research term whichever comes earlier
(Second Report)
8.    The research team shall
publish at least a research publication resulting from the research
project in a journal indexed in ISI.
9.    The research outcomes should address implications for Qassim region.
10. research team must arrange workshop for discussion of the project results.
11. It is not allowed to submite for staffs who have had delayed projects (until 2015).
12. submisson of proposals must be through the electronic system (RTMS) .
 
Compensation schedule
Researchers shall be compensated according to the following schedule
•    50% after the First Report has been submitted.
•    50% after the research report has been published and the project concluded.

submite should be though the approved sheet.

For further Info:
Please refer to  the Research centers
Academic support:
Prof/ Abdu El-Hafiz Shouk
Email: abda.shouk@qu.edu.sa
Ext: 1373
Technical support:
Eng / Yasir Ahmed Alshutaif
Email: yasserahmedalshoteef@gmail.com
Ext: 1417

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