Thematic and Grand Challenges Research Program

  • The Thematic and Grand Challenges Program (TGRP) offers calls that build on QNRS identified research objectives through interdisciplinary and multi-sector collaboration teams.
  • The calls are designed to be outcome-focused to address research priorities.
  • The goal of the calls is to competitively select research projects that address research questions in an identified thematic area.
  • The themes of the calls and the research priorities within each call are identified through meetings with national stakeholders within the four pillars of QNRS, in which a steering committee is set up with representative stakeholders for each thematic call to help in formulating the areas of the call and later evaluate its outcome.
  • Each call will have its own start and end date, which also includes maximum budget, number of years, and any other conditions related to the application. Eligibility conditions, whether for LPIs, proposals or collaborating institutions, will be specified in each call and might differ from one call to another.
  • Calls will be communicated with the registered applicants and Research Offices and posted online.


Title Joint Funding Partner Status Application Opens Application Deadline Awards Announcement
OSRA Doha International Family Institute Open March , 2019 June 2020 October 2019
Belmont Forum International funding agencies Soon Soon Soon Soon


Qatar Genome Program Open January 2020 April 2020 October 2020

TUBITAK-QNRF Joint Funding Program

TUBITAK Open February 2020 May 2020 October  2020
Food Security Call Ministry of Municipality and Environment-Qatar Closed May 2019 October 2019 January/February 2020