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Objective

This program is intended to support the overarching goal of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), which is to foster a research culture in Qatar. Specifically, the grants offered through the Junior Scientists Research Experience Program (JSREP) will: 1. Contribute in building human capital in Qatar through supporting junior scientists 2. Fund research that is aligned with Qatar National Research Strategy.

Description

QNRF runs one JSREP cycle per year. The program will fund up to US$100,000 per project per year for a duration of up to three years.

Responsiveness to Challenges

Qatar is investing heavily in its human capital to build a knowledge-based society in order to achieve the Qatar National Vision 2030. The JSREP will help to build human capital in Qatar by supporting junior scientists to initiate or lead their own research. The program will also provide incentives for institutions to build the organizational infrastructure needed to support researchers, and will help to promote knowledge and technology transfer.

Potential Benefits

In addition to helping foster research that will directly benefit the junior scientists, this program will also provide benefits to Qatar by addressing its national priorities and contributing to the achievement of its noble vision.

Timeline, Seventh Cycle

The following table shows important dates for JSREP 7th Cycle:

Description Deadline for JSREP 7th Cycle
PI Online Registration
Ongoing
Open proposal submission and RO vetting* Closed
Close PI proposal submission Closed
Close RO vetted proposal submission Closed
Ineligible proposals notification Closed
Successful proposals notification, awards announced Closed
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Upon registering a Research Office's representative, can we identify more than one representative; can we transfer the RO representative's privilege to another person?

Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Research Office (RO) Modify date:

Upon registering a Research Office's representative, can we identify more than one representative; can we transfer the RO representative's privilege to another person?

This program has the same flexibility as NPRP. Authorized research offices' representatives can assign interim representatives with the privilege of sharing information. Therefore, any RO's representative who is on vacation can designate an interim representative the right to open the submitted proposals for edit. We expect that the workload for vetting JSREP proposals will not be as much as NPRP.
ID: 199 / Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Research Office (RO) / Modify date: / 864

Can a team member in a JSREP project be a PI in another JSREP Project?

Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Proposal Preparation Modify date:

Can a team member in a JSREP project be a PI in another JSREP Project?

No, this is not possible; you can either be a team member or a PI in JSREP. When a Junior Scientist gets a JSREP grant, he/she should focus on his/her own research to learn how to lead a research project. You may consider JSREP as a career development program.
ID: 198 / Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Proposal Preparation / Modify date: / 1523

Who will be in charge of managing the project resources (budget, personnel), would it the JSREP applicant or his full time faculty supervisor? What happens if there is conflict over time, or names on

Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Proposal Preparation Modify date:

Who will be in charge of managing the project resources (budget, personnel), would it the JSREP applicant or his full time faculty supervisor? What happens if there is conflict over time, or names on

The PI is in charge of managing the entire JSREP project independently. The time availability for a JSREP PI should be checked with the PI's supervisor and the RO. Regarding publications, this is an internal matter, future publications emanating of the project are expected to be with the PI as the first author.
ID: 197 / Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Proposal Preparation / Modify date: / 1394

Why is there no mentorship for the Junior Scientist in this program? Mentorship under a senior researcher will be good for both the institution and the applicant as it will improve his/her skills and

Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Proposal Preparation Modify date:

Why is there no mentorship for the Junior Scientist in this program? Mentorship under a senior researcher will be good for both the institution and the applicant as it will improve his/her skills and

We expect the Junior Scientist to develop his/her independent research under this program. However, he/she can always discuss certain difficulties with the experts. The Junior Scientists can be mentored in a bigger program such as the NPRP.
ID: 196 / Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Proposal Preparation / Modify date: / 804

Why can't a PI have a number of active projects at the same time like in NPRP?

Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Proposal Preparation Modify date:

Why can't a PI have a number of active projects at the same time like in NPRP?

We cannot compare JSREP to NPRP. In JSREP, we encourage the Junior Scientist to focus on one active project at a time, so as to get prepared to lead an NPRP project as LPI or Co-LPI in the future.
ID: 195 / Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Proposal Preparation / Modify date: / 1447

Should the Junior Scientist be the first author or can he/she be the second author in the published papers required at the time of submission?

Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Proposal Preparation Modify date:

Should the Junior Scientist be the first author or can he/she be the second author in the published papers required at the time of submission?

It is of benefit to the Junior Scientist to be the first author; however the program allows the Junior Scientist to be the second or third author too.
ID: 194 / Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Proposal Preparation / Modify date: / 856

As per announcement, the PI must be 35 years of age or below and must have two peer reviewed papers in the field of proposed project. As a matter of fact, JSREP encourages multi-disciplinary research.

Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Proposal Evaluation Process Modify date:

As per announcement, the PI must be 35 years of age or below and must have two peer reviewed papers in the field of proposed project. As a matter of fact, JSREP encourages multi-disciplinary research.

The proposal has to demonstrate the multi-disciplinary dimension, and the PI publications need to be relevant to the submitted proposal. The peer-reviewers will evaluate the proposal as well as the submitted papers.
ID: 193 / Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Proposal Evaluation Process / Modify date: / 740

In case one is awarded a JSREP project and later got awarded an NPRP grant as Co-LPI or LPI, are you going to dismiss one of these projects?

Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Online Registration Modify date:

In case one is awarded a JSREP project and later got awarded an NPRP grant as Co-LPI or LPI, are you going to dismiss one of these projects?

To apply under JSREP, the online submission system checks the applicant's current status under the NPRP program. In case you are a LPI or Co-LPI (LPI inside Qatar) you will not be able to submit a JSREP proposal. Also, in case you get awarded a JSREP project, you will not be able to submit an NPRP proposal as a Co-LPI or LPI however, you can participate as a Co-PI.
ID: 191 / Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Online Registration / Modify date: / 1022

Is a postdoc currently funded by QNRF project eligible to apply for JSREP?

Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Eligibility Modify date:

Is a postdoc currently funded by QNRF project eligible to apply for JSREP?

Postdoctoral fellow who is currently funded by QNRF through a role other than LPI or Co-LPI in the NPRP is eligible to apply to JSREP.
ID: 190 / Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Eligibility / Modify date: / 1067

Can a PI in JSREP program hire research assistants from abroad who will join him/her in Qatar to conduct research (as in NPRP)?

Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Eligibility Modify date:

Can a PI in JSREP program hire research assistants from abroad who will join him/her in Qatar to conduct research (as in NPRP)?

There are many local graduates in Qatar who could be good candidates as research assistants or technicians. All team members should be in Qatar, hired by the PI's institution.
ID: 189 / Question Categories: JSREP Q & A, Eligibility / Modify date: / 1442
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