The John F. Kennedy School of Government (KSG) has announced the eighth funding cycle for the Kuwait Program Research Fund. With support from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, a KSG faculty committee will consider applications for small one-year grants (up to $30,000) to support advanced research by Harvard faculty members on issues of critical importance to Kuwait and the Persian Gulf. Grants can be applied toward research assistance, travel, summer salary, and course buyout.
Priority will be given to the following subjects, although applications will be considered in other areas as well: technology transfer; water resources and management; oil and petrochemicals; educational reform; subsidies policy; human resources; applied research, education, and training related to the environment and pollution; public health policy, including disease treatment (especially diabetes) and prevention.
Collaborative research with Kuwaiti academics and educational institutions is strongly encouraged.
There are no formal application forms. Inquiries and research proposals (not exceeding five pages), including a budget, other sources of funding, and the curriculum vitae for senior researchers may be sent to: Associate Director, Middle East Initiative, KSG, One Brattle Square, office 531, Cambridge, MA 02138
The deadline for the receipt of grant applications is April 15.
Decisions will be announced May 13. Call (617) 495-5963 for more information.