The Scientific Research Council provides various grants for researchers in the following categories:


  1. Graduate Research Support Program (GRSP):

 The Graduate Research Support Program (GRSP) was founded to support pre-doctoral investigators. GRSP will help those investigators to pursue research in the following areas:

  • Education and Human resources
  • Humanity and Basic sciences
  • Information Communication Technology 
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences
  • Energy and Industry


      2. Open Research Grant Program( ORGP):

The Open Research Grant (ORG) is a national research program adopted by The Research Council (TRC) to allocate small-to-medium size research grants to short-term and mid-term research projects within the fields of sciences and humanities.

The main goal of the program is to expand and enhance research capacity in the Sultanate. To achieve this, the program supports the creation of teams and networks of researchers and assists young graduates with financial support for their postgraduate research work.


       3. Upgrade Program

Upgrade Program to transform best graduation projects into successful ICT startups to bring socio-economic benefit to Oman. A multi-partner initiative bringing together research, industry and government organizations to help students convert graduation projects to specialized ICT startups with economic and social return.


For more information, please visit The Research Council website: