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QNRF announces outcome of research programme

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has announced the outcome of the first Clusters Track of the 11th cycle of its main funding programme, the National Priorities Research Programme (NPRP). 

The aim of the new track is to solve complex, interdisciplinary research problems that require a holistic approach, with larger teams and strategic management to steer sub-projects towards achieving an impactful outcome.   

QNRF AWARDS GRANTS TO TWO CLUSTER RESEARCH PROJECTS

Selected proposals receive funding after a competitive vetting process

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Doha, Qatar, February 10, 2019: Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has announced the outcome of the first Clusters Track of the 11th cycle of its main funding program, the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP). 

QNRF sessions shed light on student research initiatives

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Students from local universities participated in two information sessions held jointly by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) – a member of Qatar Foundation (QF) – and Qatar Shell to learn about funding opportunities and new initiatives designed to support the next generation of researchers and scientists. 

The sessions outlined the aims of the recently announced partnership between QF and Qatar Shell to co-fund the Undergraduate Research Experience Programme (UREP), QNRF’s flagship programme for developing research infrastructure in Qatar by establishing the basis of scientific research at undergraduate level. More than 3,700 undergraduate students have participated in the 23 cycles of UREP, with more than 1,000 projects being awarded funding.

QNRF AND TAMUQ LAUNCH STEM HUB

Collaboration between QF member and partner university provides a state-of-the-art learning laboratory for STEM education

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Doha, Qatar, January 29, 2019: Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), in collaboration with Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), today launched the STEM Hub, a facility that aims to promote creative applications of engineering and science. 

QNRF, TUBITAK workshop promotes smart manufacturing

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The collaboration will see QNRF and TÜBİTAK combine their resources and insights to drive innovation and development of new smart manufacturing technologies. The joint initiative aims to foster public-private partnerships and pool the knowledge, expertise, and resources of Qatar and Turkey to address the two countries’ shared priorities.

Texas A&M at Qatar awarded 11 grants by QNRF that address Qatar’s needs

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Texas A&M University at Qatar was awarded 11 projects from the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) in Cycle 11 of the National Priorities Research Program, and its research office was named the Best Research Office of the Year. This is the for the fourth year in a row the research office has been recognized by QNRF and the sixth time in the past seven years. The research office is responsible for vetting research proposals that are submitted to QNRF for funding and managing the awarded research projects.

QNRF hosts annual forum, to fund new research initiatives

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) will launch new programmes as well as funding for a number of programmes related to the grand challenges of the country within the first quarter of next year. 

This was announced yesterday at QNRF’s 10th Annual Forum, attended by HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad al-Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation (QF).

WCM-Q Research Reveals Secrets of the Cell

Research by Dr. Nancy Nader of WCM-Q showed for the first time that a protein involved in brain development and cholesterol uptake also plays a role in reproduction.

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WCM-Q researchers have discovered that a protein known to play a key role in cholesterol uptake and brain development is also crucial to the process of reproduction. Discovered in 1922, the Very Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor (VLDLR) protein, has long been known to facilitate the migration of neurons in the developing brain and to play a role in cholesterol uptake. Up until now its role as a chaperone protein for membrane receptor trafficking was unknown.
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Scholars present research papers at Liberal Arts International Conference

The third annual Liberal Arts International Conference hosted by Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMU-Q) started at Hamad Bin Khalifa Student Centre at Education City yesterday. About 70 scholars from more than 20 countries are presenting research papers in a variety of fields at the conference.

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Challenge 22 Roadshow Visits Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s Challenge 22 Roadshow has arrived in Saudi Arabia on a six-day stopover to meet with potential applicants and raise awareness about the innovation award that was borne out of a desire to celebrate the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ as a regional event. The visit kicked off in Dammam and will also include stops in Riyadh and Jeddah.
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HMC hosts first pain conference

DOHA: About 500 delegates from Qatar and the region participated in the first Qatar International Pain Conference at Qatar National Convention Center.
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Challenge 22 roadshow winds up Saudi activities

The Challenge 22 team and ambassadors on Wednesday concluded a six-day roadshow in Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah providing information sessions on the new initiative.
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Challenge 22 Roadshow hits halfway mark with visit to Oman

The Challenge 22 Roadshow began a three-day visit to the Sultanate of Oman as the exciting regional competition continued.
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Talks on stronger educational, research cooperation in progress: Ambassador

THE Ambassador of Sweden to Qatar, HE Ewa Polano, has said that she hopes to establish a deeper level of cooperation in the field of education between Qatar and Sweden.
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Qatar National Research Fund Launches New Research Grant

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and the Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), members of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), have announced their collaboration for the launch of a new research grant focused on the Arab family and policy related issues.
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