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Ministry of Interior Award

Page last updated: April 24, 2017
The Award background:

Award Objectives:

Award fields:

Conditions of Participation/ registration:

Evaluation criteria of the research:

Scientific Value of the research:

The Award:

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Briefing workshops:

Research submission date:

Research submission:

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The Award background: 

According to the Ministerial resolution No (167) of 2010, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, has launched the Third edition of the Minister of Interior Award for Scientific Research, in order to encourage the employees to adopt scientific research and its methodologies as one of the main important tool, to understand and solve problems in an innovative ways, as well as foreseeing the future in terms of predicting the risks and potential criminal phenomena, which will enable the development of strategies and plans addressing these phenomenons.
Accordingly and to achieve the desired goals; the third edition of the Award comes in a modern style that includes six areas of research, specialized in police and security work, in order to achieve the maximum benefit from the researches and its recommendations for the development of work mechanism at the ministry of interior.

Award Objectives:
  • Sharpening intellectual and creative talents as well as encouraging the spirit of competition between the employees at the ministry of interior, in a way that will achieve the general interest that adds comparative advantage and promote the performance level at the ministry of interior.
  • Encouraging the employees of the Ministry of Interior on scientific research, considering it as the starting point of competencies and expertise for development work and the main gateway to the process of institutional innovation and foreseeing.
  • Entrenching the culture of innovation at the Ministry by focusing on the most important problems facing the police sectors.
  •  Discovering the scientific and academic talents of the employees at the Ministry of Interior to adopt and invest their energies in the development of police work.
  • Contributing to the development of human sciences and enriching the police library with researches and studies that serve police work.
  • Expressing the Ministry of Interior appreciation and its support to scientific research and encouraging the scientific competencies of the ministry, as well as authenticating and rooting the policing archive in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Directing the studies towards serving the community and national needs for security and safety.
  • Building a reliable knowledge base, that performs as a scientific reference for the decision makers in various fields in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Publishing the studies and researches, in order to apply and adopt its results and recommendations.

Award fields:

Each submitted research must fall directly or indirectly within one the following research areas:
  • Police Operations 
  • Civil Defense
  • Punitive and correctional 
  • Naturalization, Residency and Ports Affairs
  • Traffic and Licensing
  • Police Management and Human Resource Development

Conditions of Participation/ registration 
  • Participants must be employees of police and security forces in the UAE, and retirees may also participate.
  • Participants should be UAE citizens, non-citizens may participate in a joint research with a UAE citizen.
  • A joint research team should not be more than 3 candidates, and UAE citizens in the team shouldn’t be less than two.
  • The Objective of the research shall fall under the proposed six areas/ fields mentioned above.
  • The research should meet the terms and condition of a proper scientific research, that includes useful ideas which addresses problems and security issues, which will contribute to the development of concepts that serves police work.
  • The research should not have participated previously in a competition, or won an award, or its author did not receive an educational degree whereby.
  • The research should be submitted on time, and the research should be presented in Arabic, unless the nature of the topic requires otherwise.
  • The candidate should not be a member of the board, or evaluating committee, or even one of the administrational team of the award.

Evaluation criteria of the research:

1- Scientific Value of the research 
Aspects of rating 
  • The importance of the research subject and its scientific value.
  • The relevance of the research to the police work (the strategy, objectives and the main operations of the ministry of interior). 
  • The clarity of the research query and its relation to the scientific and applied reality.
  • The value of the new knowledge added to the human knowledge.
2- Novelty and authenticity:
Aspects of rating
  • The novelty in selecting scientific ideas
  • The novelty in choosing the topic of research or identifying the problem or the followed methodology.
  • The novelty in giving realistic local examples that serves the research.
  • The novelty in presenting convenient solutions that suits the surrounding environment (innovation).
3- Theoretical framework for research:
Aspects of rating
  • Benefiting from previous related studies, discuss it and use it properly.
  • The appropriateness of the selected topics and adequacy to cover the dimensions of research and its variables.
  • The clarity and authenticity in terms of the concepts of the research. 
  • The objectivity in terms of relying on the evidence and non-aligned to personal or emotional views.
4- Writing style, chosen language and presentation:
Aspects of rating
  • The reliance on critical writing, not only depending on descriptive and narrative methods.
  • The ability to observe and compare accurately and objectively
  • The authenticity of the used language linguistically, grammatically, clarity and simplicity.
  • The suitability of research coordination, in terms of presentation and logical order of the research chapters
5- Research Methodology:
Aspects of rating
  • The coherent of research in terms of methodology whether its (qualitative or quantitative) and the used methods (interviews/questionnaire).
  • The suitability of the chosen methodology in answering the research questions and achieving its goals.
  • The quality in applying the research methodology (clarity of research hypothesis and the quality of the study).
  • The proper determination of the scope and field of the research (the dimensions of the study environment).
6-Scientific credibility and authentication:
Aspects of rating
  • Neutrality in terms of non-misrepresentation of information or infringing on the rights of others. 
  • Integrity of scientific authentication in terms of accuracy in pointing out all the used references.
  • The novelty, adequacy, diversity of the used sources, and its relevance to the topic of the research.
  • The credibility in using resources and using them efficiently and not relying on quotations.
7- Data Analysis and drawing out results and recommendations:
 Aspects of rating
  • Authenticity of the approach that has been followed in the data analysis (quantitative/qualitative), discussing and interpreting it accurately.
  • Clarity of the results and its relevance to the research topic and linking it to research recommendations. 
  • The importance of the recommendation and the suggested solutions and its relevance to the nature of subject and research problem. 
  • The realism of the suggested solutions and its applicability in the Ministry of Interior (innovation).
8- Ways of referencing the research:
Despite the multiplicity of styles and ways that researchers can use in referencing their research, publishing in books and scientific magazines require the researchers to follow a particular method of referencing. Participating at the Ministry of Interior Award for scientific research must follow one of the following methods to authenticate the references and resources:
  • MLA (Modern Language Association method): it depends on mentioning the author’s last name and the page number when writing.
  • APA (American Psychological Association method): it depends on writing the last name of the author and the year of publication.
  • Chicago Manual method: it depends on using the margins at the bottom of the pages and numbering them sequentially so that all the details of the reference appear.  
9- The research technical specification
  • Number of pages should be between 25 to 50 
  • Pictures should be clear and fine 
  • The research should be free of typos,  grammatical and linguistic errors 
  • To use “Arabic simplified style” in writing 
The research format guidelines the following:
  • Title Page size (16) in the middle of the page
  • Font size (14)
  • Notes size (12)
  • Tables and figures are labeled and given sequenced number. The label or title to appear above the table or figure, sources and notes to appear below the table. 
  • All pages should be numbered 
  • Line spacing of paragraph content must be 1.5 em.
The research should be presented in the following order:
o Title Page
o The Index
o Research Summary
o Introduction. It includes:
o Preface brief of research 
o Research objective 
o Queries of the research 
o Importance and significance of the research  
o Research methodology
o Work plan
o The research can be classified according to its nature (sections, chapters, etc...
o Findings and recommendations 
o References 

Stages of participating 
  • Registration from Dec 21-2016 to Jan 26-2017: when all applications are received (attached research summary + personal photo).
  • Responding to applicants from Jan 10-12 2017: when all applicants are informed whether the application is accepted or rejected with the reason of rejections.
  • Research writing from Jan 12 to Mar 12 2017: when applicants commence their research paper
  • Research submission in Apr 2 2017
  • Research evaluation from Apr 2 to Apr 15 2017: when committee of scientific arbitration evaluates papers.
  • Face to face interview from Apr 16-20 2017: for qualified papers to select the final winners.
  • Results announcement in Apr 28th 2017: when winners are reveled and feedback is sent to the other applicants
  • Awarding Ceremony, when the winners are honored and awarded, the date will be confirmed later;   however it falls together with Abu Dhabi Book Fair week.

The Award 

One research paper (winner) will be selected from each category. The 6 winners from the 6 categories will receive a certificate of appreciation, a medal crafted with event logo, medal of scientific research and a total of 50,000 Dirhams, in addition to the printing and publication of the winning researchers.  


The latest day to receive application Jan 26th 2017
To register click here

Briefing workshops: 

This section will be updated later by setting the table of (timings and locations) where workshops will take place. The following are the workshops aims:
  • To introduce the awarding process, terms and conditions and the process of participation and evaluation.
  • To introduce scientific research methodology and the approach in writing and authenticating (setting objectives and queries, collecting data and it’s analysis)  
  • The introduction of evaluation criteria of the scientific research, and the grading method. 
  • Answering all related questions and inquiries. 

Research submission date: 

Research submission 

Contact Us: 
For further clarification or if any technical issues incurred in this page kindly email us on Research_award@moi.gov.ae 
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