Qatar National Research Fund’s mission is to advance knowledge and education by supporting original, competitively selected research in all fields of sciences, with an emphasis on the following four pillars of the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS):

  • Energy and environment
  • Computer Science and ICT
  • Health
  • Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

To complement its vision of fostering a research culture in Qatar, QNRF introduced the Conference and Workshop Sponsorship Program (CWSP). The program aims to connect researchers in Qatar to their peers and colleagues, both at home and abroad, by exposing researchers or students to new research directions, findings, and education techniques.

The CWSP will provide a hub for informing scientists from abroad about research opportunities in Qatar through interaction with their counterparts here, and encourage them to explore the potential for collaboration.

Conference Sponsorship

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) sponsors conferences to be held in Qatar. Please consult the Request For Application (RFA), available from the CWSP "Download Center", for further details.

Workshops Sponsorship

For QNRF sponsored workshops to be held in Qatar, the following are the obligations, duties and deliverables of the sponsored institution:-

  • QNRF logo representation on all promotional materials.
  • A list of the attendees' contact information
  • Acknowledgement of QNRF's sponsorship at the opening session and in the media.
  • QNRF will be given the opportunity to give a presentation during the workshop to reflect its mission and its role in creating a research culture in Qatar
  • QNRF's banner to be displayed in a prominent area of the workshop.
  • QNRF will be given minimum of five full registrations, free of charge.

The following dates represent the important deadlines for the next cycle of Conference and Workshop Sponsorship Program (CWSP) in Doha Time:

Activity Timeline
CWSP Cycle 15  
Online submission starts September 10th, 2018 at 12:00 Noon, Doha time    
Online submission  deadline October 15th, 2018 at 12:00 Noon, Doha time
RO Vetting starts September 10th, 2018 at 12:00 Noon, Doha time
RO Vetting deadline October 22nd, 2018 at 12:00 Noon, Doha time
Announcement of results January 2019


Please note that both RO Vetting and online submission have the same start date
Download Center
File Name Download
Request For Application (RFA) Download