About Us

Researcher.ae is the first national platform that provides support to all researchers in the UAE. The platform offers access to funding opportunities, connection to local and international networking channels and the latest news of discoveries from the local scientific community.

Researcher.ae is an integral part of #Our Future initiative which aims to diversify the UAE’s economy by creating Emirati High Tech Innovative Companies. Sandooq Al Watan holds a strong vision of supporting innovation, scientific discoveries and UAE researchers.


About Sandooq Al Watan
Sandooq Al Watan is a community initiative launched by a group of prominent Emirati businessmen that seek to promote a sense of social cohesion in Emirati society. The initiative is in line with the UAE leadership’s vision of a sustainable future for the country and its citizens.

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Our Funding Programs

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    Sandooq Al Watan Fellowship

    Sandooq Al Watan’s Fellowship Program seeks to support students and innovators in implementing small-scale applied scientific research. Th ...

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    SWARD Program seeks to bridge the gap between academia and industry in the UAE to deliver tangible social and economic ...

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    Other Grants

    The Grants Program will be a one stop shop where researchers will find announcements of various funding opportunities offered by ...

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