4th Annual Student Research Competition

The Office of Research and the Office of Student Life & Community Engagement would like to invite you to participate in the 4th Annual Student Research Competition hosted by the American University in the Emirates. The 2021 AUESRC will be a ‘virtual’ event, held on April 11-12, 2021.


AUESRC strives to promote scientific research among undergraduate and graduate students, aiming at instilling life-long learning, reinforcing students’ future employability skills, and fostering entrepreneurial mindsets and attitudes pertinent to education, research, and innovation.

This two-day contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in universities in the UAE and GCC who would like to present and share their research outcomes with their peers from the region. All students who have completed a significant scholarly or creative project are encouraged to register to present their work. Examples of eligible projects include major classroom scholarly research projects, theses and dissertations, capstone projects, directed research, action research, literary analysis that reveals new connections and insights, creative works in art and design, and fellowship research.

Scope & Topics

In alignment with Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s announcement on launching the UAE Centennial 2071 project “to prepare the nation for future generations”, and the pandemic impact on youth, the theme of this year’s Student Research Competition is:

Transitioning into a Future Generation

New Suggested Alternative: Empowering Future Generations for Digital Transformation & Beyond

Basic and applied student research projects in the following topics are encouraged to apply:

Smart Technologies and Innovation (e.g. Engineering, Computer Science etc)

Business Administration and Entrepreneurship

Humanities &
Social Sciences

Media, Arts &


Natural &
Health Sciences


A maximum of three research teams from each university may participate in the competition. Research projects can include a research paper, capstone project, master thesis, or any other creative work. 

Date & Venue

Deadline for Project Submission: March 23 , 2021

Notification of Acceptance: March 20 , 2021

Competition Date: April 11 -12 , 2021

Venue: Virtual, via Zoom


To register for the Student Research Conference, please email to [email protected]  or submit by clicking below.



Awards will be granted to both undergraduate and graduate students based on their project’s scope, methodology, analysis, and recommendations.


AED 5,000

AED 3000

AED 2000