Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre launches Fourth Edition of Research Grant programme

The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC) has launched the fourth edition of Research Grant Programme, to support researchers in the Arabic language to submit high-quality projects that help advance the language, enhance knowledge, and promote scientific studies. The submission period closes on 29 February 2024.

Launched in 2021, the programme offers six to eight grants annually in several fields, including the Arabic Lexicon, Academic Curricula, Literature and Criticism, Applied and Computational Linguistics, Teaching Arabic to Non-Arabic Speakers, and Manuscript Editing in all fields of Arabic language studies. It allocates an annual total of AED 600,000 for the grants.

His Excellency Dr Ali bin Tamim, Chairman of the ALC, said: “With the launch of the Research Grant Programme’s fourth edition, we are providing further opportunities for researchers to present quality projects that contribute to enriching the Arabic language, strengthening its position, and underlining its role as a fundamental pillar for thought and cultural identity, driving the advancement of scientific research and its impact across all fields of knowledge.”

During the 33rd Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which will take place from 29th April to 5th May 2024, ALC will release the works of the third edition of the Research Grants Programme as part of the Basaer (Insights) series of research papers and studies. These works include: Evolving Narratives in Emirati Literature: A Technical Study by Maryam Al-Hamshi; Ibn Musafir’s Choices, edited by Muqbil Al Ahmadi and Shafiq Al Bitar; Biography of Al-Iskandar Dhul-Qarnayn and the Wonders He Experienced, edited by Nabil Hamdi Al Shahid; Hadith Bayad wa Riyad by Fayez Al-Qais; The New Historical Novel and Betting on Fantasy by Mustafa Al-Nahhal; The Aesthetics of Meaning: The Philosophy of Tradition in the Arabic Language from Interpretation to Meta-Interpretation by Shafiqa Wail; and The Literary and Critical Movement in Saudi Arabia: Beginnings and Trends by Muhammad Al-Safrani.

Since its launch, the Research Grant Programme has awarded 20 grants, with the Literature and Criticism category receiving the highest number of submissions, followed by Manuscript Editing and Arabic Lexicon. The ALC’s latest statistics revealed an increase in the number of applicants in 2023, with 111 candidates applying for the grant from 17 countries.

For more information about the research grant program, the conditions, submission process, and filling out the nomination form, you can visit the Link.

About Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre

The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre, established following a directive from the President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, as part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, works to support Arabic language development and modernisation through comprehensive strategies and frameworks, enrich the scientific, educational, cultural and creative contributions of the Arabic language, promote Arabic language proficiency and cultural understanding, and support Arab talents in the fields of writing, translation, publishing, scientific research, arts, content creation and organisation of book fairs. The Centre works to realise its foundational vision through dedicated programmes, human expertise, and meaningful partnerships with the world’s most prestigious technical, cultural, and academic institutions.