Office Of Research

About Research at SFS-Q

Georgetown University has a long tradition as a student-centered research university. Since our establishment in 2005, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service (SFS-Q) has demonstrated a superb commitment to research excellence. SFS-Q faculty, staff, students, and other affiliated researchers conduct research on a variety of issues of global significance and relevance to Qatar's national development goals. The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), the premier research institute at SFS-Q, sponsors major studies of regional and international significance, including research initiatives in the areas of international relations, political economy, and domestic politics of the Gulf. The Office of Research at SFS-Q is committed to supporting, promoting, and developing our thriving research community in the social sciences and humanities.

Main Objectives for the Office of Research

  • Lead and coordinate the search for research opportunities, grants, and collaboration with local and international partners.
  • Provide guidance on how to actively participate in a wealth of research opportunities available to SFS-Q faculty, staff, and students.
  • Support researchers in the timely completion of research projects.
  • Document, communicate, and publicize the many publications, accomplishments, and other outcomes that result from research at SFS-Q.

Faculty and Student Research Opportunities

SFS-Q faculty, staff, and students have unparalleled access to research opportunities that include a diverse array of topics in the social sciences and humanities. Past and current research projects have included the study of Islamic bioethics, skills training for migrant workers, food security in Qatar, Arabic language pedagogy for heritage learners, and the history of women in the Gulf, among many others. Funding sources are available both within SFS-Q and from outside funding bodies.