MUSCAT: The forum for the strategic research projects, which are funded by a Royal grant from His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, will be opened on Wednesday at Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) under the auspices of Sayyid Dr Fahd bin Al Julanda al Said, Assistant Secretary-General for Innovation Development at the Research Council. The event will highlight some strategic projects funded by the royal grant and their key results. The forum is part of the efforts made to develop and activate the research environment at SQU in particular and in the Sultanate in general and to enhance communication with the society.
The grants are dedicated to those who prove the worthiness of their research proposals and that they are strategically linked to the Sultanate. The revision of the grant proposal and their arbitration are made by local and foreign assessors and arbitrators. It should be noted that the royal grant is dedicated to support the strategic long-term projects that aim at producing new knowledge and discoveries that will bring major long-term socioeconomic benefits for the Omani society.