Two main areas of space science research are supported through the Programme. One is a Research Grant for Martian Atmosphere Science, which contributes to developing the knowledge and tools aligned with the EMM scientific objectives. The other Research Grant is for Space Science, including topics such as planetary science and galactic astronomy. MBRSC provides funding for the most scientifically significant research topics proposed by the UAE scientific community, according to criteria such as feasibility, scientific novelty and community value.
In line with the UAE strategy to promote scientific research, the Research Grant Programme builds a rich pool of national cadres able to contribute to space projects and innovate new technologies.