The Ministry of Interior has launched the second edition of the Minister of Interior's Award for Scientific Research for its staff members. This step falls in line with the ministry's pivotal efficient role to enhance delivery of services across all its sectors. It also stems out of the Ministry of Interior's belief in the importance of scientific research, and its instrumental role in advancing communities.
The Award's Board of Trustees approved the technical standards for the researches participating in the Award during its meeting that was recently held at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters. The meeting was chaired by Major General Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and Chairman of the Award's Board of Trustees.
The board decided to accept online entries for the Award. The relevant application form was approved and posted on the websites of the Ministry of Interior and the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters, in accordance with the electronic services provided by the ministry.
The board also examined a report on the Award's inaugural edition, which included a total of 122 participating researches, and 169 participants. 117 researches qualified for the final round, and included 87 individual researches and 30 joint researches. Five researches were disqualified.
The Board of Trustees' members reviewed assessment of the previous edition's outcomes to be used as criteria to develop processes in the second edition. They also established the second edition's time schedule and approved the appropriate work plan, which includes organized visits to the various police general headquarters across the country, to introduce the award.
The winning researches will receive an appreciation certificate and a commemorative gift, in addition to a financial reward of AED 100,000 for the first place winner, AED 50,000 for the second winner, and AED 30,000 for the third winner.
The award aims at encouraging intellectual and innovative individuals, as well as motivating competitiveness among the Ministry of Interior's staff members to develop police work. It is also designed to help identify scientific and academic skills and inherent expertise of these individuals, with a view to adopt them and invest them in improving the standards of police work and human sciences, thus enriching the police library with researches and studies.
The award is also the ministry's way of expressing appreciation and support for scientific research, and empowering competent staff members to forge ahead for the benefit the police force and society. It is also designed to create an institutionalized system for police data and promote security to serve security and stability in the country. It also aims to consolidate scientific research as an essential tool for building a knowledge base as reference for decision-makers in all fields across the Emirates. These studies and researches shall be published; with a view to leverage their outcomes and recommendations.