The Science and Technology Unit at Umm Al-Qura University was established in 2008, to serve as a link between researchers at Umm Al-Qura University and the National Plan for Science, Technology, and Innovation. Since that time, the unit has consistently supported researchers and provided them with all assistance in all stages of the project. We started from holding workshops to introduce various programs, then holding illustrative meetings to help in writing proposals, then conducting the initial evaluation of the proposals, and then sending them to King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology for external evaluation and then in the event of acceptance of the project the unit supports researchers in the payment disbursement and project management. Thanks to Almighty Allah to achieve the following outcomes during the last 12 years
In addition, the unit has run the University Research Grants Program and Research Centers (Grants), where more than 160 research proposals have been submitted in 4 sub-programs and recently the unit runs a postdoctoral research fellowship funded by the Ministry of Education.
In conclusion, I extend my sincere thanks to His Excellency the President of the University and the Vice President for Graduate Studies for their continued and generous support for the unit and for researchers who have received research grants. I also extend my thanks and gratitude to the former unit directors His Excellency Dr. Faisal Al-Allaf and His Excellency Dr. Abdul-Rahman Al-Ahdal for their dedication to work and facilitating things for researchers. Finally, I extend my sincere thanks to the employees of the unit for their active participation in managing the work with all professionalism and dedication
Director of Science and Technology Unit
Dr. Emad Abdul-Razzaq Felemban