Results for OSRA5 Announced
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Results for OSRA5 Announced

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and the Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) have announced the awardees for OSRA— their joint annual research grant on Arab families and family policy-related issues.

For the fifth cycle, applicants were encouraged to submit original research proposals that focus on five research priority areas including behavioral Issues, family cohesion, family wellbeing and protection, marriage and divorce, and parenthood and parenting.

After a competitive review process, seven innovative research proposals were selected from a total of 26 proposals submitted by local and international researchers for funding of up to USD 50,000 for a maximum period of one year. This cycle, two of the awarded researchers are based in Qatar, whereas five belong from Kuwait and Lebanon.

OSRA, the Arabic word for ‘family,’ is jointly offered by QNRF and DIFI to broaden the existing knowledge base on Arabic families. This unique research program supports researchers to conduct research that can contribute to evidence-based policymaking which aims to promote the preservation and prosperity of the Arab family unit along with helping to solve the modern-day challenges it faces.

Please browse through the list below to learn more about the awarded research projects.

Proposal Number

Proposal Title

LPI  Institution



Supporting Older Persons and their Caregivers’ Digital Inclusion in Qatari and Arab Families

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Dr. Dena Al-Thani


Appraisal, Burnout, and Coping in Dyads Living with Chronic Illnesses: ABCs of Informal Caregiving

American University of Beirut

Dr. Angela Massouh


Coping with Prenatal Bereavement and Perceived Stress in Current Pregnancy

Lebanese American University

Dr. Pia Tohme


Delivering Multiple Perspectives: First-time Fathers’ Involvement in Pregnancy & Childbirth in Qatar

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Dr. Mahasin Saleh


Advanced Parenting Program for Preterm Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial

American University of Beirut

Dr. Lama Charafeddine


Spousal Distribution of Household Labor in Kuwaiti and Qatari Families

Kuwait University

Dr. Fahad Alnaser


Impact of Covid-19 on Work-family balance among physicians in Lebanon

American University of Beirut

Dr. Eveline Hitt

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