Water Research and Innovation Award deadline extended
The Research Council (TRC) and Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture and Science, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, announced that the application deadline for the Water Research and Innovation Award has been extended till January 10.
The award is divided into two main categories; the first being the scientific publishing category, which includes doctoral researchers and non-PhD young researchers.
The second is the category of innovations in the field of water and includes innovation and junior innovator awards.
Winners of the scientific publishing category will get RO4,000 as prize money while those who excel in the innovation category will get RO16,000.
The first category includes scientific papers published in periodicals, and subject matter of research work should be important and relevant to Oman’s water needs.
The innovation category has been designed to support and encourage innovative initiatives from individuals, research teams, academics, companies and SMEs and should include model innovations or products and services with operational advantages.
The junior class is for school students (grades 10-12) and it aims at promoting awareness of water issues from an early age. A student or a group of students can submit only one application.
The award aims to enhance the role of scientific research and encourage and support innovative initiatives to find solutions to water-related issues. Applications can be submitted through TRC website (www.trc.gov.om).