Noria conducts field-based investigations for the purpose of growing understanding around critical political issues. Our primary mandates are to translate data gathered on the ground into original analyses, and to leverage our research for the purpose of informing policy debates and engaging wider audiences.

About us

Our Work

Our new MENA Program report is out
Dollars and Decadence: Making Sense of the US-UAE Relationship

A 9-month investigation – First-hand data collection 
A 50-page research publication   Read the full report

In 2021, Noria offers five grants of 1,500 euros to support young research in social sciences.

How to apply
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We develop long-term projects through a series of programs

Middle East & North Africa

Mexico & Central America

South Asia

We promote open access to evidence-based knowledge

All publications


Editorial ambition

We support the tradecraft of fieldwork and research

Fieldwork grants

Seminar series

The making of a researcher