DU Grant Applications
Currently, DU has 11 funded projects (including faculty and student projects) funded by TRC.
Open Research Grant (ORG)
Due to the economic condition of the country, TRC froze all grants during the last quarter of AY 2015-16. The funding for all ongoing projects was also stopped by TRC until the availability of funds. The applications were reopened at the beginning of the AY 2016-17 and the message was conveyed to all faculty members to submit new applications for Open Research Grant (ORG).
In the beginning of June, 2017, TRC approved funds as per the new guidelines for the second year for the ORG project by Dr. Shafique Chaudhry, that was approved in January, 2016 while the funds for year 1 were received in December, 2016. In the end of June, TRC released funds for the ORG project by Dr. Fethi Abbassi while the request for extension for Dr. Dekdouk’s ORG project was approved in October, 2017. The EcoHouse project was approved for extension in November, 2017. No new projects were approved during current AY. Following are the details of all ORG grants:
Table 1: Details of Ongoing Faculty Projects funded by TRC
|Sr.No||Type of Grant||Title||Principal Investigator |
|1||ORG||Intelligent Monitoring Systems for Cooperating Objects Using 6lowpan (6-IMS) |
|Shafique Chaudhry |
|2||Natural Fractures Reactivation and its impact on Enhanced Oil Recovery |
|Fethi Abbassi |
|3||Towards the Future Dhofar Smart Power Grid |
|Abdulkader Dekdouk |
|EcoHouse Phase II |
|Dr. Liudmila Casacova |
Student Projects: Faculty Mentored Undergraduate Research Award Program (FURAP)
During the AY 2017-18, four new FURAP projects were approved for funding by TRC as shown in Table 2 below.
Table 2: Proposals Approved in FURAP Call #5
|Sr.No||Proposal Title||Team |
|1||Smart Vehicle over Speeding Detector |
|Dr. Sarfaraz Khan, Abdul Rahman Baomar, Talal Baomar |
|2||Synthesis and characterization of bacterial celluloses from coconut water; an economically feasible bio-medical product |
|Dr. Mazhar Ul Islam, Amira Khashoob, Shahira Tabook |
|3||Agribot: the automatic planting system in Oman' |
|Dr. Najam Ul Hasan, Muhammad Ehtisham Ashraf, Hira Moubin, Talal Almashhur Baomar, |
|4||The process of leadership emergence: an empirical Investigation in the private service sector of Oman |
|Dr. Rabia Imran, Dhikra Qatan, Jawaher Salem Ahmed AlMashani |
Best FURAP Award
All FURAP project holders from FURAP Call #4 applied for the “FURAP Award” organized by the TRC that was awarded during the 3rd Annual Research Forum (ARF) held in Muscat on 10th December, 2017. One of the FURAP Project from DU won the “Best FURAP Award” in ICT sector from all across Oman. The students attended the ARF event in Sheraton and collected their award. The details of the project are tabulated via Table 3 below.
Table 3: Best FURAP Award by TRC
|Sr.No||FURAP Project||Investigators||College |
|1||Ad-hoc Remotely controlled Rover System||Dr. Manaf Zghaibeh, Mohammad Kashoob, Jawaher Kashoob, Noura Alamri, Tafool Qatan, Musallam Ahmed Tabuk||CE, DU |