A Scientific

Community of
Different Disciplines


The Mohammed bin Rashid Academy of Scientists is the primary body representing the UAE's science community. Composed of the UAE’s top researchers from several institutions in the country, with expertise in the fields of natural sciences, engineering & technology and health and medical sciences, MBRAS aims to establish a link between the science community, government and industry through supporting evidence-based policies, solutions to challenges, and creating opportunities.



Membership Requirements

The Mohammed bin Rashid Academy of Scientists (MBRAS) members are currently selected according to bibliometrics and pursuant the criteria set under the UAE Scholar Index. MBRAS also has affiliates from subject matter experts and young professionals to ensure that all disciplines are covered within the Academy's work. In the future, a committee of members will recommend new members to the Board of Trustees. The term for membership is set for a period of 4 years for members, and 2 years for affiliates. Below is a list for each category and the current selection criteria.


MBRAS awards the Mohammed bin Rashid Medal for Scientific Distinguishiment to notable scientists in the UAE. The Medal is the highest scientific acknowledgement in the UAE. It celebrates scholars and scientists and highlights their role in the society to present scientists as role models and source of pride for the UAE. It further aims to create an enabling environment for promoting innovation and scientific research, especially among young scientists. In addition to the medal, the winners and their family members will be eligible to receive the Golden Visa.

This award is given annually in recognition of the efforts to support research and the scientific community in the UAE. This award is given in Ramadan every year to align with this holy month. This award is very important as the winner will be a role model to other to invest in science and this will achieve the objectives of the country in supporting the field of science and technology in the UAE.


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