Qatar Foundation established Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) in 2006 as part of its ongoing commitment to establish Qatar as a knowledge-based economy. Qatar Foundation views research as essential to national and regional growth; as the means to diversify the nation’s economy, enhance educational offerings and develop areas that affect the community, such as health and environment.
Qatar National Research Fund aims to foster original, competitively selected research in engineering and technology, physical and life sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences and the arts. In addition to funding, Qatar National Research Fund aims to encourage dialogue and partnerships
To enable R&D excellence in Qatar to support the country diversify its economy and achieve a knowledge-based society
To advance knowledge and education; build talents in research at all levels and all sectors; diversify Qatar's economy; improve the health and well-being of its citizens; sustain the environment; and preserve the security of its people, by supporting original and competitive research in all fields of science, that is aligned with QRDI 2030 strategy.