Launch of the 3rd Cycle of the Food Security Call
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Launch of the 3rd Cycle of the Food Security Call

Submissions open 27 September 2021

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), is pleased to announce the launch of the third cycle of the Food Security Call. Interested researchers are invited to apply at QNRF’s submission channel,, which will open on 27 September 2021, 12pm (Doha time). Successful grants will be awarded up to US$ 200,000 per year and for up to three years, with a total budget of up to US$ 500,000. 

The research priority areas of this call are:

  • Assessment of the local food supply chain and providing practical solutions to the problems faced.
  • Innovative practices for the production of strategic crops, and the mitigation and control of pests and diseases.
  • Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture.
  • The development of highly productive healthy farm animals and combatting epidemics and diseases.


The Lead Principal Investigator (LPI) must be affiliated to either an approved submitting institution inside Qatar or a collaborative institution outside Qatar. In case the LPI is affiliated to a collaborative institution outside Qatar, a Co-LPI from an approved submitting institution inside Qatar must be identified. Applicants may participate by submitting a proposal in accordance with the guidelines and timeline stated in the Call for Proposal (CFP) along with the updated research plan template and other related documents available online at the Food Security Call Download Center at link.


To further explain the details of the call and answer your questions, we are pleased to invite you to a webinar session on:

  • Date: Thursday, 30 September 2021
  • Time: 10am (Doha Time)

​You can join the webinar directly by clicking here.

Important dates

27 September 2021

Opening of the online proposal submission

6 December 2021

Closing of the online proposal submission for LPI

13 December 2021

Closing of the online Research Office Vetting

April 2022

Successful proposals notification


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