Qatar National Research Fund

WCMC-Q Team Wins Key Competition Run by Qatar National Research Fund

03/20/2014 WCMC-Q Team Wins Key Competition Run by Qatar National Research Fund
Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research & Development, has awarded prizes and certificates to the best research projects completed last year resulting from its long-standing funding program for undergraduate students.

Ph.D. Candidates receive grants in QNRF’s First Cycle of Graduate Student Research Awards

03/09/2014 Ph.D. Candidates receive grants in QNRF’s First Cycle of Graduate Student Research Awards
Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has awarded grants totalling US$1,629,600 to four Ph.D. candidates in Qatar as part of the first cycle of its Graduate Student Research Awards (GSRA) program.

US $1.3 million awarded to students for research in Qatar

01/20/2014 US $1.3 million awarded to students for research in Qatar
Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a center of Qatar Foundation Research and Development, awarded grants totaling US$1,388,000 to undergraduate students in Doha.  The research grants are part of Qatar's goal of continuing prosperity through development of a knowledge-based economy.

Mobile learning to impact the future of education in Qatar

12/26/2013 Mobile learning to impact the future of education in Qatar
A mobile learning application being developed by Qatar University (QU) is set to change the face of corporate technical training in Qatars oil and gas sector.


Researchers in Qatar target cancer and a national collaboration with CERN

Researchers in Qatar target cancer and a national collaboration with CERN
At the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN), physicists and engineers use the world’s largest and most sophisticated scientific instruments to study the simplest forms of matter. This facility most recently drew worldwide attention as the grounds of the recently discovered Higgs boson, a discovery that won the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics.

Raising concrete standards for oil and gas wells

Raising concrete standards for oil and gas wells
Whenever a company finds a target to mine oil or gas, environmentalists and residents on that land throw their arms in the air. There is no disputing the potential damage these projects could cause the environment. A big reason for this is that the wells can leak. These wells are lined with pipe that is sealed by concrete. Researchers are now working on an evolutionary race between testing methods and material improvements to make leaking wells a thing of the past.


QNRF has archived episodes of "Research Matters" a radio program previously broadcast locally by QF Radio, from Education City, Doha, on 93.7FM, and over the internet. To listen to the archived episodes please click here.

 

Dr Graham Harrison

Dr Graham Harrison
QNRF recently hosted the Global Research Council (GRC) Regional Meeting (RM) for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region The GRC is an informal organization among public funding agencies worldwide. In a global research environment, researchers already cooperate and it is imperative that funding agencies work together to enable these collaborations, something that is encouraged by the GRC. QNRF spoke to Dr Graham Harrison, representing the National Science Foundation for the GRC during his recent visit to Doha.