Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC) has unveiled the fourth edition of the Research Grant Programme.
It aims 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 February 29, 2024.
Launched in 2021, the program 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 $162,000 (AED 600,000) for the grants.
Dr. Ali bin Tamim, Chairman of the ALC, said that, “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 April 29 to 5 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.
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.