The Mohammed bin Rashid Academy of Scientists is an organization composed of the UAE’s top researchers in the fields of sciences, engineering and medicine. MBRAS recognizes distinguished scientists and researchers through membership and affiliation. The Academy also awards the Medal for Scientific Distinguishment to notable scientists in the UAE. The Medal is the highest scientific accolade in the UAE and is awarded by the Prime Minister each year. MBRAS aims to establish a link between institutions and the government through supporting evidence-based policies and solutions to challenges and creating opportunities. The Academy includes in its membership scientists and researchers in engineering, health sciences and natural science.
Scientist Members Membership requirements:
The Academy includes in its membership scientists who are selected currently through bibliometrics and the UAE Scholar Index. The Academy also has affiliates who are subject matter experts and young professionals to ensure all disciplines are covered within the Academy. In the future, a committee of members will recommend new members to the Board of Trustees. Membership is for a period of 4 years and affiliates for a period of 2 years. Below is a list of each type and the current selection criteria.