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...

Tense, Mood, and Aspect in Arabic (Faculty Research Grant 2015)

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SFS-Qatar Faculty Research Grant
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In progressDescription

This project explores the syntax of the functional categories tense, mood, and aspect in Arabic, which presents interesting questions regarding the clause structure of Arabic such as the availability of these categories in simple and complex tense constructions and in verb-less sentences. Prof....

Toward a Cross-Religious Meta-Language of Metaphysics: An Inquiry into Frithjof Schuon’s Lexicon 1907-1998 (Faculty Research Grant 2015)

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SFS-Qatar Faculty Research Grant
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In progressDescription

Prof. Laude’s work is a study of why and how Frithjof Schuon uses a number of key metaphysical terms to understand the religious experience. Schuon borrows these terms from specific religious or theological traditions while lending to them a spectrum of meanings that sometimes lie outside the...

Justice as the Pursuit of Accord (Faculty Research Grant 2015)

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SFS-Qatar Faculty Research Grant
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In progressDescription

Prof. Widerquist draws from this grant to build on a book manuscript titled Justice as the Pursuit of Accord (JPA): Basic Income and Economic Ethics. JPA is both the name of the book and the name of the foundational theory of distributive justice. The book follows on from Prof. Widerquist’s...

Price Behavior and Promotions (Faculty Research Grant 2015)

Funding source: 
SFS-Qatar Faculty Research Grant
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In progressDescription

Prof. Antoniades aims to study how non-price promotions such as bundles and free gifts affect price setting behavior. Using scanner level data from six Gulf countries, he documents that these non-price promotions account for a large portion of total sales and that their significance rises with...

A History of the Pashtun Nation (Faculty Research Grant 2015)

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SFS-Qatar Faculty Research Grant
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In progressDescription

Prof. Lieven will continue to examine Pashtun history in order to develop a view of modern nationalism, which draws on “primordialist” and “constructivist” analyses of nationalism while also critiquing both. The outcome of this research is expected to be a production of work that will cover the...

Interest Group Politics (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 produce a new edition of Prof. Wilcox’s book, Interest Group Society. This new edition will involve substantial updates to the lobby disclosure process as well as updated data on campaign finance in the United States. 

Networks and the Gains from New Transportation Infrastructure (Faculty Research Grant 2015)

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SFS-Qatar Faculty Research Grant
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In progressDescription

Prof. Asturias’s work asks whether improved transportation infrastructure changes the economic outcomes of a country.  Changing transportation costs could deliver gains by allowing highly productive superstar suppliers to play a more important role in the economy. Prof. Asturias will devise a...

European External Intervention in the Middle East: 1967-2014 (Faculty Research Grant 2015)

Funding source: 
SFS-Qatar Faculty Research Grant
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faculty
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In progressDescription

Prof. Miller will use this grant to build on his existing research on how European intervention in the Middle East has been a central driver in the development of EU institutions and foreign policy mechanisms. He will further develop his argument that the Middle East is so central to Europe’s...

Imagining Industan: Overcoming Water Insecurity in the Indus Basin (Faculty Research Grant 2015)

Funding source: 
SFS-Qatar Faculty Research Grant
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In progressDescription

This project is a multi-authored edited volume on water security in the Indus basin. It is unique in that its central focus is the capacity and potential of the Indus basin’s four co-riparian states (Afghanistan, China, India, and Pakistan) to move towards integrated basin-wide management of the...