AUB Faculty Research Grants

The Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship is delighted to announce the launch of its Faculty Research Grants. We aim to award this annual faculty research grant to up to 5 AUB researchers and scholars engaged in research around the following thematic areas:

  • Civil society
  • Citizenship
  • Feminism
  • Gender social justice
  • Intersectionality
  • Social movements

This is a participatory, cross-faculties, and cross-institutes selection process.

The conditions and criteria:

  1. Contributing new knowledge to any of the areas above
  2. Providing opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students to
  3. partake in the research and co-author knowledge products
  4. Disseminating knowledge in conventional as well as unconventional formats
  5. Willingness to share outcomes and learning with the Asfari Institute as well as other institutes and faculties within AUB
  6. Ensuring that gender analysis and intersectionality are integral to the research methodology used


Who is eligible:

  • Full-time AUB faculty members within any regular professorial rank (assistant, associate, and full professors) and full-time lecturers/instructors are eligible to apply.
  • Any eligible AUB faculty member as stated above who is working on any of the issues of concern addressed by the Faculty Research Grant.
  • The Asfari Institute encourages young Faculty members to apply.
  • The Institute is also keen on providing opportunities to Faculty members who identify as non-gender conforming.
  • First-time recipients of Faculty Research Grants are also encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates can apply for funding for their ongoing research or new research.

Who is not eligible:

  • Faculty members who are on a leave without pay for more than one semester during the grant’s award period will not be eligible for the award.
  • Visiting faculty members, faculty members in non-professorial ranks, and faculty members in their terminal year at the University are not eligible for funding.

What the grant covers

  • Research funding
  • Promotion and dissemination of research outputs
  • Publication of research outputs
  • Translation (to be discussed on an individual basis)
  • Opportunities to participate in regional and global events to present research findings

The Asfari Institute does not require the copyrights of the research outputs. AI will ask the research team to participate in one AI-organized event to present their findings.


This research grant can fund:

  • Researcher’s time
  • Research assistant/s time
  • Student/s’ time
  • Transportation-related to the research
  • Purchasing/renting resources related to the research (articles, books, etc.)

This research grant cannot fund:

  • Travel costs
  • Equipment
  • Any other form of investment

You can apply for up to USD 7,000. However, for this first cohort, we are likely to cap the budget at USD 5,000.

How can you apply?

Submit a research proposal of no more than 5 pages whilst making sure to include responses to the following questions:

  • How do my research questions and methodology address the areas of concern in the call for application?
  • What new knowledge do I seek to generate? How will I share this new knowledge?
  • What various formats of knowledge products am I planning to develop?
  • How will my research contribute to gender equality?
  • How will I support my students or young researchers in engaging in this research? How will I recognize their contributions?

Please submit your research document to


Submission of applications: February 28, 2022
Announcement of results: March 31, 2022
Contractual agreement: Mid-April, 2022
Total period for research: 12 months upon contract signature
Submission of outputs (to be agreed upon individually): End of April 2023

Submission is closed

Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship

American University of Beirut


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