Five scientific researches from Qatar, Morocco, Lebanon and Oman won Monday OSRA Research Grant at the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2016.
The topics of these proposals varied from parenting studies to family law to family work balance in different Arab countries. It also included a proposal that aims to study how social preferences are influenced in conflict regions such as Palestine.
OSRA, Arabic for family, is a joint grant funded by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and the Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) that encourages research which can be used to develop a knowledge base on the Arab family. Research areas included marriage and family structure, parenting, family-work balance, and family laws and practices. The initiative aims to unite researchers from all Arab countries under one umbrella to begin identifying strengths and finding solutions to challenges.
The OSRA received 16 proposals that were submitted to QNRF-DIFI this year. The proposals underwent a highly competitive review process that led to the selection of the five awarded proposals.