The Kennedy School of Government (KSG) has announced the fifth funding cycle for the Kuwait Program Research Fund. With support from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science, a KSG faculty committee will consider applications for small one-year grants (up to $30,000) to support advanced research by Harvard University faculty members on issues of critical importance to Kuwait and the Gulf. Grants can be applied toward research assistance, travel, summer salary, and course buyout.
Priority will be given to research concerning water resources and management; oil and petrochemicals; the environment and pollution; and public health policy, including disease treatment and prevention, although applications will be considered in other areas.
Collaborative research with Kuwaiti academics and educational institutions is encouraged.
There are no formal application forms. Inquiries and research proposals (not exceeding five pages), including a budget, other sources of funding, and a curriculum vitae for senior researchers, may be sent to: Interim Associate Director, Middle East Initiative, KSG, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, MA 02138. The deadline is Dec. 1. Decisions will be announced Jan. 6, 2004.