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The Department of Research Funding was established with the mission of assisting university faculty and students in securing fund support for their research activities.  The department is responsible for pre-award and post-award administration of research project funds. The Department of Research Funding works with other administrative offices to create an environment that encourages and facilitates research within the University of Sharjah. The department strives to provide high-quality services to the faculty and to increase the funding available to support research, while protecting the university's interests.

Department of Research Funding promotes and facilitates the procurement of funding through these activities:

  • Receiving and processing, in coordination with and on behalf of the institutes, all grant applications in coordination with relevant institutes.
  • Liaising with holders of research funds to ensure compliance with university bylaws and regulations.
  • Processing of research funds, internal and external, in terms of refereeing, monitoring expenditure and otherwise facilitating purchasing and funding,
  • Following the progress of research projects, including meeting of deadlines, achievement of project outcomes, and submission of final reports.
  • Supporting the operations and management of approved research projects, including supporting purchasing, reallocation of funds, responding to the inquiries, needs and requirements of researchers. 
  • Maintaining an online database of research activities of researchers, including research grants history, refereeing results, project budgets, projects investigators, and an electronic copy of grant applications.
  • Maintaining a database of all purchased research assets, including software and equipment, which remain under the name of the researcher and may be shared by others.
  • Creating and maintaining an electronic database of referees, including information on their collaboration with refereeing grant applications.
  • Assisting faculty members in grant writing to increase their chances in securing external research funds.
  • Preparing reports of the research activities of faculty members to meet the needs of the institutes. 
  • Any other duties deemed necessary by the institute directors and agreed by the Vice Chancellor.