UREP

The Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) ​​​​​​provides students with an opportunity to develop their research skills, gain experience in team-based collaboration and participate in a real world project under the mentorship of a GU-Q faculty member. There are two application cycles each year with competition deadlines taking place in the Spring and Fall semesters. Further information can be viewed at http://www.qnrf.org/en-us/Funding/Capacity-Building-and-Development-Programs/Undergraduate-Research-Experience-Program-UREP.

Humanizing Resources: Analyzing Employment Opportunities for the Disabled in Qatar

UREP cycle: 24

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Sonia Alonsa

Student(s):  Abdul Rehmaan Qayyum, Khansa Maria

Funding: $9,999

Understanding Royalist, Nationalist, and Tribal Affiliations in the Post Blockade States of the Gulf

UREP cycle: 24

Faculty Mentor(s): Prof. Amira Sonbol

Student(s):  Ameena Almeer, Sarah Al-Mutoteh

Funding: $5,400

Baladna: Qatari Articulations of Sovereignty and Self-Sufficiency in the Wake of the Siege

UREP cycle: 24

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Rogaia Abusharaf

Student(s):  Abdulqudus Sanni, Khalid Marafi, Muhammad Ibrahim Tariq, John Robling, Ali Al Sheebani, Nasser Al Kaabi

Funding: $16,200

Investigating the Resilience of Qatar’s Trade Network

UREP cycle: 23

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Jack Rossbach

Student(s):  Alisha Kamran, Halak Sheth

Funding: $10,000

For more information, please click here.

Qatar’s establishment of infant industries in response to the blockade

UREP cycle: 22

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Alexis Antoniades

Student(s): Rafia Al-Jassim

Deliverables:

Qatar’s economy. Creation of a database that can be used by any scholar, in the country and abroad.

Public presentation at GU-Q and also at QNL

Funding: $5,000

For more information, please click here.

Jidariya: Every Day is National Day in Qatar

UREP cycle: 22

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Rogaia Absuharaf, Dr. Yehia Mohamed, Dr. Suzi Mirgani

Student(s): Mohammed Al-Jaberi, Saoud Al-Ahmad, Ousman Camara, Mohammed Al-Khulaifi

Deliverables:

First documentary film by undergraduate exploring the symbolic significance of the Billboard

The link to the documentary can be found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1guh351DXW7oR4SrhlArv6j1XeHp053Dc

Funding: $19,998

For more information, please click here.

Breaking down the Stereotypes: Experimental Approach to Discrimination on the basis of Nationality and Accent

UREP cycle: 21

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Mongoljin Batsaikhan, Dr. Sulagna Mookerjee

Student(s): Mohammad Taimur Ahmad, Yara AlKahala, Yara Abdelmaged,  Awatif Al Habsi

Deliverables:

Present the work at Foundations of Utility and Risk Conference.

Present the research results at International Research Meeting in Business and Management (IRMBAM-2018)

Funding: $19,924

For more information, please click here.

Preserving the Linguistic Heritage of Qatar: Language Change and Documentation

UREP cycle: 21

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Yehia Mohamed, Dr. Rogaia Abusharaf

Student(s): Fatima Al-Ansari, AlMaha AlMohannadi, Jassim Al-Thani, Maryam Al-Kuwari, Ameena Almeer

Deliverables:

The team is working on submitting a book chapter in book entitled “Language and Identity in Qatar”. The edited book in progress.

Funding: $13,500

For more information, please click here.

Water Security Strategies of Gulf States in Comparative Perspective

UREP Cycle: 20

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Harry Verhoeven

Student(s): Jihane Benamar

Deliverables:

Presentation of theoretical framework and early findings of the research project at the Middle East Dialogue 2018 meeting in Washington DC on 23 March 2018.

Funding: $4,796

For more information, please click here.

Women’s Empowerment through War? Democracies’ Foreign Policy Gamble in Iraq and Afghanistan

UREP cycle: 18

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Sonia Alonso

Student(s): Nourhan Elsayed

Deliverables:

The project resulted in a dataset that includes the data from the manual content analysis of more than 800 statements by the Bush administration between the years 2002 and 2009.

Presentation of preliminary research findings at the Women in War/at War conference in Milton Keynes, in September 2016.

Funding: $9,900

For more information, please click here.

Do US Banks Discriminate in Lending?

UREP cycle: 17

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Alexis Antoniades

Student(s): Fatma Marafi

Deliverables:

Publications – https://www.usqbc.org/news/gu-q-wins-urep-grant-to-research-discriminatory-bank-lending-practices

Funding: $6,000

For more information, please click here.

The Doha Paradox:  Reasons for Disparity Between Educated and Working Qatari Women

UREP cycle: 16

Faculty Mentor(s): Prof. Amira Sonbol

Student(s): Tehreem Asghar, Rumsha Shahzad, Mariam Bengali

Deliverables:

Attend the 3rd Annual Symposium for Undergraduate Research at Georgetown (SURG 2015) and to present UREP research paper.

https://ijlass.org/data/frontImages/gallery/Vol._3_No._7/2._11-19.pdf

Funding: $27,868

For more information, please click here.

Social Chatter and Asset Bubbles: The Rise and Fall of Bitcoin

UREP Cycle: 14

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Alexis Antoniades

Student(s): Touhami Abi, Mohammed Al-Hinai

Funding: $19,999

For more information, please click here.

Fostering SME development in Qatar

UREP cycle: 14

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Mark Farha

Student(s): Sammy Hassan, Matea Malikanovic

Deliverables:

The students held a public presentation at Georgetown

Funding: $19524

For more information, please click here.

Doha by Design: Urban Planning and social space in Doha, Qatar

UREP cycle: 14

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Patricia O’Connor  Dr. Mark Farha

Student(s): Sana Jamal , Nadia Al-Khater, Khadija Mahsud, Catherine Lechicki

Funding: $39,920

For more information, please click here.

Advancing Financial Education for Transnational Families

UREP cycle: 14

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Ganesh Seshan, Dr. Suzi Mirgani

Student(s): Ahwaz Akhtar, Hisham Hassan, Fatema Hubail, Salar Khan, Atul Menon, Salman Ahad Khan, Sherif Elgindi

Deliverables:

The research was presented at the 2014 Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference and awarded the best student poster presentation for Humanities. The project has also been accepted at an Undergraduate Symposium at GU DC.

https://www.albawaba.com/business/pr/georgetown-university-arc-2014-640234

http://www.qatarisbooming.com/article/georgetown-students-advance-financial-literacy-qatar%E2%80%99s-migrant-community

Funding: $59998

For more information, please click here.

Using Social Media to Assess Qatar as a Brand

UREP cycle: 13

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Alexis Antoniades

Student(s): Danah Dehdary

Deliverables:

Research Paper – Social Media and Nation Branding: A Case-Study of Qatar

Funding: $10,000

For more information, please click here.

Understanding the Construction of Qatari Society: Subjectivity in the 21st Century

UREP cycle: 13

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Rogaia Abusharaf

Student(s): Emilio Ocampo Eibenschutz, Fahad Alkhater

Funding: $20,000

For more information, please click here.

Environmental Sustainability in Education City: Green Beacon or Green Island?

UREP cycle: 12

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Mari Luomi

Student(s): Bushra Alam, Muhammad Bilal Shakir

Funding: $23,678

For more information, please click here.

Understanding Qatar’s interfaith dialogue culture: motivations, trends, and challenges

UREP cycle: 11

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Patrick Laude

Student(s): Asim Koldzo

Deliverables:

The student has attended the MEDIA RELIGION &CULTURE 2012 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE (MRC 2012) ANADOLU UNIVERSITY, held in July 2012, in Eskisehir, Turkey. The student has presented preliminary research findings of the research project “Understanding Qatar’s Interfaith Dialogue Culture: Motivations, Trends, and Challenges”

Funding: $9990

For more information, please click here.

The Distribution and Economic Implications of Health Outcomes in Qatar

UREP cycle: 10

Faculty Mentor(s): Prof. Daniel Westbrook

Student(s): Ahmed Warfa, Miodrag Stamboldziev

Funding: $19,376

For more information, please click here.

Qatar Longitudinal Study of Transnational Families

UREP cycle: 9

Faculty Mentor(s): Prof. Ganesh Seshan

Student(s): Eilin Francis, Aminah Kandar, Aakash Jayaprakash, Qazi Rashid, Mr. Jibin Koshy, Kham Nang​​​​​​​

Funding: $60,000

For more information, please click here.

An Analysis of Global Public Private Partnerships: How Can Qatar Benefit from Them?

UREP cycle: 8

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Alexis Antoniades

Student(s): Jumana Al-Aref, Mohamed Al-Thani

Funding: $20,000

For more information, please click here.

The Impact of Global Communications on Family Values in Qatar

UREP cycle: 8

Faculty Mentor(s): Prof. Mark Farha

Student(s): Miodrag Stamboldziev, Dalal Al-Thani

Funding: $19,994.50

For more information, please click here.

Media Branding and Viewer Perception in Qatar

UREP cycle: 6

Faculty Mentor(s): :Dr. Alexis Antoniades

Student(s): Tarah Makarem

Funding: $10,000

For more information, please click here.

International Labor Migration to the Gulf: Understanding Variations in the Worker – Sponsorship System

UREP cycle: 3

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Steven Roper​​​​​​​

Student(s):

Funding: $30,000

HELP – Helping English Learners Program​​​​​​​

UREP cycle: 1

Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Candith Pallandre​​​

Student(s):

Funding: $16,200

The Pearl of the Arabian Gulf – A research of Qatari history and heritage​​​​​​​

UREP cycle: 1

Faculty Mentor(s): Prof. Amira Sonbol​​​​​​​

Student(s): Maryam Al-Emadi & Nejoud Al-Hail​​​​​​​

Funding: $20,000