The Asfari Foundation regularly funds research through its youth empowerment, civil society and relief programmes. We also support a number of scholars who produce research papers that are often published by the partner organisation hosting them. The Foundation furthermore funds partner organisations and advisors to carry out research projects which aim to spread knowledge and understanding about issues related to its target countries and objectives. We are proud of the research we have supported and feel that others might be interested in reading it.
Below is a list of some of the research by Foundation fellows, students and partners which the Foundation has partially or fully funded. Any views or opinions expressed in the research (or on the website of partner organisations that conduct the research or host scholars conducting the research) are those of the individual researcher or the partner organisation and do not necessarily represent the views of the Foundation. The Foundation accepts no responsibility for loss arising from reliance on research on this site or on other sites that may be linked to/from our site from time to time.
- Ensuring quality education for young refugees from Syria: mapping exercise – Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, September 2014
- Activism in Difficult Times – study by Asfari fellow Rana Khalaf – 2014. The Arabic version can be downloaded here
- Syrians need to dream – interview with Asfari scholar Abdulhamid Qabbani for British Council’s Voices magazine, February 2015
- The Euphrates in Crisis: Channels of Cooperation for a Threatened River – Nouar Shamout, Asfari fellow at Chatham House, April 2015
- Syria Showcases the Failure to Engage Locals in Development – Chatham House article by Academy Asfari Fellow at Chatham House Kholoud Mansour, August 2015
- Syria’s Missing Narratives – study by Basma Atassi, Asfari Fellow at Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, Summer 2015
- Let Syria have its voice – Chatham House article by Academy Asfari Fellow at Chatham House Kholoud Mansour, March 2016
- Funding to national and local humanitarian actors in Syria: between sub-contracting and partnerships – Academy Asfari Fellow at Chatham House Kholoud Mansour, May 2016
- Kurdish Self-governance in Syria: Survival and Ambition – Asfari Fellow at Chatham House, Ghadi Sary, September 2016
- Hidden Heroes: Voices from Syria’s Civil Society – Middle East Institute, November 2016
- Governing Rojava: Layers of Legitimacy in Syria – Chatham House article by Asfari Fellow at Chatham House, Rana Khalaf, December 2016
- Arab Fractures: Citizens, States and Social Contracts – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Arabic version), January 2017