MBRSC to support Emirati scientists with Research Grant Program

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre will cover research and studies related to Mars and space science in the region

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MBRSC to support Emirati scientists with Research Grant Program Accepted participants will be granted a period of one to two years for testing and interpreting hypotheses to present new findings that benefit the scientific community in the UAE. (Getty Images)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  December 21, 2016

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has launched a Research Grant Program to help the next generation of Emirati scientists build on their skillsets.

The program itself will encourage research and studies related to Mars and space science in the region, with the centre funding the implementation of the research chosen.

The program covers two areas; the first is the "MBRSC Research Grant Program for Martian Atmosphere Science", this area will focus on developing the tools aligned with the Emirates Mars Mission's scientific objectives. The second are is the "MBRSC Research Grant Program for Space Science" which will feature studies conducted on topics related to space science, including Planetary Science, Stellar and Solar Astronomy and Galactic Astronomy.

HE Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani, director general of MBRSC, said: The Research Grant Program comes in line with the UAE strategy aimed at promoting scientific research, as it allows and urges all community members to conduct studies on space science in general and on the most prominent space project - Hope probe, in order to actively contribute to presenting findings with great scientific output."

He added: "Scientific initiatives launched by MBRSC in relation to the space industry are primarily aimed at building a rich pool of national cadres able to work on space projects, as well as innovating applications and new means of technology, in order to drive the space sector forward to emerge as a global front runner within the industry."

Accepted participants will be granted a period of one to two years for testing and interpreting hypotheses to present new findings that benefit the scientific community in the UAE.

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