Faculty Research Grants

On an annual basis, Georgetown University in Qatar awards internal Faculty Research Grants of up to $10,000 to full-time faculty. Projects supported by a Faculty Research Grant are relevant to teaching in GU-Q or otherwise contributes to the intellectual life of Qatar.

Full-time faculty members with appointments to teach at GU-Q for either a semester or a full-year may apply to receive a Faculty Research Grant. Decisions about awards are made by the Dean in the fall semester. Please contact us for more information.


 

Boundaries of Personal Autonomy in Islamic Bioethics in Light of the Debate on Euthanasia

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SFS-Qatar Faculty Research Grant
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In progressDescription

This project examines the place and limits of personal autonomy in the realm of Islamic bioethical deliberations in light of the debate on the permissibility of euthanasia. The choice of this example is meant to highlight the perceived tension between individual freedom and religious authority...

Bengal’s Beleaguered Borders: Is there a Fix for the Indian Subcontinent’s Transboundary Problems? (Faculty Research Grant 2015)

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SFS-Qatar Faculty Research Grant
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In progressDescription

This project is an occasional paper being prepared for publication by SFS-Q’s Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) that assesses five major transboundary-related problems currently facing the Bengal region and bedeviling, in particular, the relationship between Bangladesh and...

The Muslim Brotherhood in the Gulf (Faculty Research Grant 2015)

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SFS-Qatar Faculty Research Grant
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In progressDescription

Prof. Baskan continues his research to critically assess, interpret, and analyze the perplexing conflict between the Muslim Brotherhood and the states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the UAE, compared to the lack of such conflict in Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman. Prof. Baskan addresses the question of...

The Arabic Phoneme ‘Ji:m’ between Phonology and Orthography (Faculty Research Grant 2015)

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SFS-Qatar Faculty Research Grant
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In progressDescription

This research aims to track the development of the phoneme ‘Jim’ in Arabic history, the current variations of ‘Jim’ across the Arabic deflects, and its relationship with the orthography of the letter ‘Jim.’ 

Arabic as a Heritage Language in the United States: College Students (Faculty Research Grant 2015)

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SFS-Qatar Faculty Research Grant
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In progressDescription

Prof. Zabarah investigates the oral production of Arabic among three Arab-American communities: Iraqi, Lebanese, and Yemeni. She focuses on college-level students in three U.S. universities that offer Arabic as a heritage language: Columbia University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign...

Lab and Field Experiments (Faculty Research Grant 2015)

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SFS-Qatar Faculty Research Grant
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In progressDescription

Prof. Batsaikhan continues work on price matching experiments, tournaments among small and medium enterprises in Mongolia, and daycare matching. Additionally, he will explore the possibility of conducting similar experiments and tournaments in the Gulf region, or even in the larger Arab region...

Pressing Interests: The Politico-economics of an East African Newspaper Sector (Faculty Research Grant 2015)

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SFS-Qatar Faculty Research Grant
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In progressDescription

This grant will allow Prof. Musandu to continue work on her book manuscript that examines the establishment and publication of secular Kenyan newspapers between 1899 and 1963. Prof. Musandu argues that most newspapers were established to enable the interests that controlled them to permeate the...

When Cities Fight Back: Minorities, Local Politics, and Conflict in Comparative Perspective (Faculty Research Grant 2015)

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SFS-Qatar Faculty Research Grant
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In progressDescription

The objective of this project is to explore why religious and ethnic minorities engage in violent conflict with the state as a means of political expression in some localities but not in others. By studying both events and non-events of rioting, Prof. Garrett proposes that the entrenchment of...

Translation of Tawfiq al-Hakim’s work ‘Arini Ellah- Show Me God (Faculty Research Grant 2015)

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SFS-Qatar Faculty Research Grant
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In progressDescription

Tawfiq al-Hakim is one of the most prominent playwrights and novelists in his native Egypt and in the broader Arab World. This project will translate one major Arabic work written by the author that consists of 20 short stories, which will play a vital role in reading literature cross-culturally...

Material Silence: Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, Posthuman Poetics (Faculty Research Grant 2015)

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SFS-Qatar Faculty Research Grant
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faculty
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In progressDescription

This grant will be used to further develop Prof. Nestor’s monograph titled, Material Silence. The book explores the work of Emily Dickinson and Herman Melville through the recent materialist turn in criticism. The project advances the work of New Materialist thought on a theoretical level, in...