Newsroom

QNRF ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARD
QNRF PR

QNRF ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARD

Program recognizes local researchers and scientists, helping build distinguished careers

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) – a member of Qatar Foundation (QF) – has announced the outcome of the fifth cycle of its Postdoctoral Research Award (PDRA).
As a track of Qatar Research Leadership Program (QRLP), PDRA aims to build human capabilities in research fields aligned with the objectives of the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS). The award aims to attract the best national and home-grown recent PhD graduates and young researchers to encourage independence from an early age.
Successful candidates with the highest potential are selected after a competitive screening and reviewing process. Under the program, awardees are offered fellowship awards with an opportunity to work in an advanced research environment under mentoring from highly qualified researchers and experts.
This year, QNRF awarded six candidates – five of which will pursue their postdoctoral fellowship at Qatar University, while the remaining recipient will be at Texas A&M University at Qatar, a QF partner university. These awardees will join the illustrious alumni of QNRF’s various funding and capacity-building programs. Since its inception in 2013, QNRF has received a total of 239 applications for PDRA, out of which 37 postdoctoral candidates have been awarded so far.
Dr. Aisha Al-Obaidly, Director of Capacity Building at QNRF, said: “In order for Qatar to achieve its aim of developing a sustainable and diversified economy, building the local human capacity to carry out result-oriented research in different disciplines to create tangible outcomes is an utmost necessity.
“Therefore, QNRF is committed to providing postdoctoral scholars and early career researchers and scientists opportunities to cement build their skills and knowledge and contribute to our national priorities. We are glad that our efforts are being welcomed as our awards and programs, including PDRA, are receiving an increasing number of applications every year.”
QNRF receives applications for PDRA which focus on, but are not limited to, basic and applied research areas in all fields of natural sciences, engineering and technology, medical and health sciences, agricultural sciences, social sciences and humanities.
Morcos Metry, an awardee of the fifth cycle of the PDRA, said: “Through this proposal, I aim to work on fundamental research in power electronics and controls and design a solar roof tile based on a non-planar photovoltaic that is suitable for residential buildings in Qatar. PDRA is a very appropriate transition between my PhD research and an academic job. Through PDRA, I will be able to develop my fundamental research skills further, explore commercial applications, and build research connections and collaborations."
To learn more about PDRA and eligibility requirements, please visit: https://www.qnrf.org/en-us/Funding/Capacity-Building-and-Development-Programs/Qatar-Research-Leadership-Program-QRLP/Postdoctoral-Research-Award-PDRA.

Previous Article QNRF HOLDS INFORMATION SESSION FOR GSRA AWARDEES
Next Article QNRF RECOGNIZES QATAR’S OUTSTANDING RESEARCH PROJECTS AT ANNUAL FORUM
Print
4223

Theme picker

«May 2020»
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
262728293012
3456789
10111213141516
1718
1206

QNRF Announces Results for the First Cycle of the Rapid Response Call

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is proud to announce the results of the first Rapid Response Call (RRC), a unique research program which enables researchers to explore novel and cutting-edge potential solutions to the numerous challenges currently faced across all sectors and at all levels of society because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Read more
192021
1207

QF launches funding initiative to tackle emergencies like COVID-19

RESEARCH projects designed to help children with autism learn from home, enforce quarantine measures, and safeguard mental health of healthcare workers, will be supported through a new, streamlined funding call launched by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), to help Qatar combat COVID-19.
With the needs of Qatar and the health and safety of its people as its priority, the Qatar Foundation (QF) member – which is the region’s leading research funding agency – developed the Rapid Response Call (RRC) from scratch in record time and accelerated the evaluation and funding phases to ensure that the proposed outcomes of awarded projects are met as soon as possible.

Read more
2223
2425262728
1208

Executive Director’s Message


I hope you and your families are staying safe and abiding by the protective measures the authorities have devised for us. This year, we had one of the most unusual months of Ramadan in our lives. While this Holy Month is cherished for communal gatherings, spending time with our loved ones, and congregating in mosques, this time we were all confined to our homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we prepare for Eid, we must remember not to compromise on our safety and that of the whole community.

Read more
2930
31123456

Archive