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Challenge 22 announces list of 18 finalists for innovation award

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With only two weeks until the final event on 15 June, 18 finalists have been chosen from 400 applications submitted to the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) for the highly successful first cycle of Challenge 22.

Throughout the first phase of Challenge 22, 31 semi-finalists were each assigned a mentor from institutions around Qatar to support them in taking their two-page proposal to a full detailed submission.
Those applications have been carefully reviewed and processed, leaving the 18 applicants who have demonstrated the greatest capacity to deliver an innovative idea that could leave a lasting legacy.  
Fatma Al-Nuaimi, Legacy Senior Manager at the SC said: “Our partners and mentors were crucial in enabling the final 18 applicants to enter this exciting phase of the competition. The level of applications from all those remaining is extremely high, so it’s certainly not going to be an easy decision for the judging panel.”

QNRF backs six research teams in fight against infectious diseases

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DOHA: Independent nonprofit CRDF Global yesterday announced that six public health research teams have been awarded seed funding to fight infectious diseases, in a partnership funded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of National Institutes of Health, and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development.
The 2014 US-Qatar-MENA Infectious Disease Research Initiative aims to establish new biomedical collaborations between US, Qatar, and Middle East and North Africa (Mena) investigators and institutions. 
The grant is CRDF Global’s fourth with NIAID and first with QNRF to support research on emerging and endemic infectious diseases in Mena.

GU-Q to hold workshops on food waste

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As part of a research project titled Safeguarding Food and Environment in Qatar (SAFE-Q), a research team from Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) will organise two workshops with local stakeholders in 
Qatar this month.
One is a supplier workshop, where distribution companies and supermarkets will come together with public officials and NGOs to discuss supply-related aspect of food waste. The other workshop will be conducted with consumers calling for participation of local restaurants, hotels and general consumers to discuss the consumer side of the food waste problem in the country.
GU-Q, together with the Cranfield and Brunel universities in the UK and University of Western Sydney, is the recipient of a research award from the Qatar National Research Fund to explore the issue of waste in food distribution in Qatar. SAFE-Q is a three-year project that will combine a detailed analysis of food supply and demand with an examination of causes of food waste occurring in distribution and changing trends in consumption resulting in waste.

TAMUQ receives 23 research awards

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Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) has received 23 research awards and bagged the three recognition awards of the Qatar National Research Fund’s (QNRF) National Priorities Research Programme (NPRP) at the QNRF Seventh Annual Research Forum.
TAMUQ received 23 awards from a total 120 chosen for funding from 869 projects submitted by 29 institutions in Qatar. TAMUQ’s awarded projects span its degree programmes in chemical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and petroleum engineering, as well as its science programme.
“Our research is contributing new knowledge, which is critical for the foundation of a knowledge-based economy,” said Dr Mark H Weichold, dean and CEO, TAMUQ. “This latest round of awards and recognition from QNRF demonstrates the high quality of research conducted at TAMUQ and the world-class caliber of our faculty and research staff.”
TAMUQ researchers and its research office were also singled out for major awards.
Dr Haitham Abu-Rub, professor and chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Programme, was named Best Researcher of the Year for his productivity in high-impact journals. 

QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND ANNOUNCES NATIONAL PRIORITIES RESEARCH PROGRAM WINNERS AT ITS ANNUAL FORUM

New Funding Programme Focuses On Qatar’s Grand Challenges

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has awarded grants to 120 research proposals across 17 institutions in Qatar for the 8th cycle of its flagship National Priorities Research Program (NPRP).
Announced at the 7th QNRF Annual Forum held at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha on Tuesday, the top three results saw Qatar University awarded for 57 proposals, Texas A&M University at Qatar for 23 proposals, and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar awarded for eight. The remaining 32 research proposals were awarded across a number of other institutions in the country, including Hamad Medical Corporation, Ministry of Environment, Gulf Organisation for Research and Development and Silatech.
Of the 120 of awarded proposals, aligned with the four pillars of the Qatar National Research Strategy, 38 per cent fall under energy and environment, 27 per cent under health and life sciences, 20 per cent under social sciences, arts and humanities, and the remaining 15 per cent under computer science and information and communications technology.

QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND AWARDS EXCEPTIONAL GRANT FOR SOLAR ENERGY APPLICATIONS RESEARCH

Project By Qatar Environment And Energy Research Institute Provides Innovative Solution To Energy Harvesting

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QATAR National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has awarded a grant for research on the applications of solar energy to Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Research Development (QF). 
Awarded under QNRF's National Priorities Research Program Exceptional Proposals (NPRP-EP), the project entitled 'Coherent Energy Transfer in Novel Excitonic Materials for Solar Energy Applications' provides an innovative solution to the global question of energy harvesting. The study promises to revolutionise the field of solar cells, placing Qatar at the forefront of a niche and critical research area.

New Osra grant for Arab researchers

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The Doha Institute of Family Institute (DIFI) has launched the Osra Research Grant, a joint research funding initiative with the Qatar National Research Fund, for research on the Arab family. 
Speaking to Gulf Times on the sidelines of  DIFI’s first annual conference on Family Research and Policy, Noor al-Malki al-Jehani, executive director, DIFI, said that the research grant of $50,000 for one year, aims to support innovative and high quality research on the Arab family.  
“The Osra grant aims to provide policy-makers in the region with evidence-based research and analysis that supports the design and implementation of new or more effective family- related policies and programmes. The grant is open for researchers from 22 Arab countries. The teams can include members from any of these countries as there is great flexibility in the norms for allotting the grant,” she said.
“Osra research is focused on four topics namely marriage; parenting; family work balance and family law and practice in the Arab world. The research can be conducted in any of the 22 Arab countries. The outcomes of the researches will be showcased during the next conferences.”
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Elsevier Announces the Winners of Qatar University Scientists 2015 Scopus Awards

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and Qatar University Research Office have announced the winners of the Qatar University Scientists 2015 Scopus Awards.
- See more at: http://www.elsevier.com/about/press-releases/science-and-technology/elsevier-announces-the-winners-of-qatar-university-scientists-2015-scopus-awards#sthash.OfltVH7A.dpuf
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New Osra grant for Arab researchers

The Doha Institute of Family Institute (DIFI) has launched the Osra Research Grant, a joint research funding initiative with the Qatar National Research Fund, for research on the Arab family. 
Speaking to Gulf Times on the sidelines of  DIFI’s first annual conference on Family Research and Policy, Noor al-Malki al-Jehani, executive director, DIFI, said that the research grant of $50,000 for one year, aims to support innovative and high quality research on the Arab family.  
“The Osra grant aims to provide policy-makers in the region with evidence-based research and analysis that supports the design and implementation of new or more effective family- related policies and programmes. The grant is open for researchers from 22 Arab countries. The teams can include members from any of these countries as there is great flexibility in the norms for allotting the grant,” she said.
“Osra research is focused on four topics namely marriage; parenting; family work balance and family law and practice in the Arab world. The research can be conducted in any of the 22 Arab countries. The outcomes of the researches will be showcased during the next conferences.”
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QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND AWARDS EXCEPTIONAL GRANT FOR SOLAR ENERGY APPLICATIONS RESEARCH

QATAR National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has awarded a grant for research on the applications of solar energy to Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Research Development (QF). 
Awarded under QNRF's National Priorities Research Program Exceptional Proposals (NPRP-EP), the project entitled 'Coherent Energy Transfer in Novel Excitonic Materials for Solar Energy Applications' provides an innovative solution to the global question of energy harvesting. The study promises to revolutionise the field of solar cells, placing Qatar at the forefront of a niche and critical research area.

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QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND ANNOUNCES NATIONAL PRIORITIES RESEARCH PROGRAM WINNERS AT ITS ANNUAL FORUM

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has awarded grants to 120 research proposals across 17 institutions in Qatar for the 8th cycle of its flagship National Priorities Research Program (NPRP).
Announced at the 7th QNRF Annual Forum held at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha on Tuesday, the top three results saw Qatar University awarded for 57 proposals, Texas A&M University at Qatar for 23 proposals, and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar awarded for eight. The remaining 32 research proposals were awarded across a number of other institutions in the country, including Hamad Medical Corporation, Ministry of Environment, Gulf Organisation for Research and Development and Silatech.
Of the 120 of awarded proposals, aligned with the four pillars of the Qatar National Research Strategy, 38 per cent fall under energy and environment, 27 per cent under health and life sciences, 20 per cent under social sciences, arts and humanities, and the remaining 15 per cent under computer science and information and communications technology.
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TAMUQ receives 23 research awards

Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) has received 23 research awards and bagged the three recognition awards of the Qatar National Research Fund’s (QNRF) National Priorities Research Programme (NPRP) at the QNRF Seventh Annual Research Forum.
TAMUQ received 23 awards from a total 120 chosen for funding from 869 projects submitted by 29 institutions in Qatar. TAMUQ’s awarded projects span its degree programmes in chemical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and petroleum engineering, as well as its science programme.
“Our research is contributing new knowledge, which is critical for the foundation of a knowledge-based economy,” said Dr Mark H Weichold, dean and CEO, TAMUQ. “This latest round of awards and recognition from QNRF demonstrates the high quality of research conducted at TAMUQ and the world-class caliber of our faculty and research staff.”
TAMUQ researchers and its research office were also singled out for major awards.
Dr Haitham Abu-Rub, professor and chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Programme, was named Best Researcher of the Year for his productivity in high-impact journals. 
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GU-Q to hold workshops on food waste

As part of a research project titled Safeguarding Food and Environment in Qatar (SAFE-Q), a research team from Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) will organise two workshops with local stakeholders in 
Qatar this month.
One is a supplier workshop, where distribution companies and supermarkets will come together with public officials and NGOs to discuss supply-related aspect of food waste. The other workshop will be conducted with consumers calling for participation of local restaurants, hotels and general consumers to discuss the consumer side of the food waste problem in the country.
GU-Q, together with the Cranfield and Brunel universities in the UK and University of Western Sydney, is the recipient of a research award from the Qatar National Research Fund to explore the issue of waste in food distribution in Qatar. SAFE-Q is a three-year project that will combine a detailed analysis of food supply and demand with an examination of causes of food waste occurring in distribution and changing trends in consumption resulting in waste.
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QNRF backs six research teams in fight against infectious diseases

DOHA: Independent nonprofit CRDF Global yesterday announced that six public health research teams have been awarded seed funding to fight infectious diseases, in a partnership funded by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of National Institutes of Health, and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development.
The 2014 US-Qatar-MENA Infectious Disease Research Initiative aims to establish new biomedical collaborations between US, Qatar, and Middle East and North Africa (Mena) investigators and institutions. 
The grant is CRDF Global’s fourth with NIAID and first with QNRF to support research on emerging and endemic infectious diseases in Mena.

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Challenge 22 announces list of 18 finalists for innovation award

With only two weeks until the final event on 15 June, 18 finalists have been chosen from 400 applications submitted to the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) for the highly successful first cycle of Challenge 22.

Throughout the first phase of Challenge 22, 31 semi-finalists were each assigned a mentor from institutions around Qatar to support them in taking their two-page proposal to a full detailed submission.
Those applications have been carefully reviewed and processed, leaving the 18 applicants who have demonstrated the greatest capacity to deliver an innovative idea that could leave a lasting legacy.  
Fatma Al-Nuaimi, Legacy Senior Manager at the SC said: “Our partners and mentors were crucial in enabling the final 18 applicants to enter this exciting phase of the competition. The level of applications from all those remaining is extremely high, so it’s certainly not going to be an easy decision for the judging panel.”

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QNRF ANNOUNCES THE AWARD FINALISTS OF 2014 US-QATAR-MENA INFECTIOUS DISEASE RESEARCH INITIATIVE

In partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institution of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), CRDF Global, Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), recently announced the award finalists of the 2014 U.S-Qatar-MENA Infectious Disease Research Initiative, which includes a team led by a researcher from the Supreme Council of Health in Qatar (SCH). The initiative was announced during the Endemic and Emerging Viral Infectious Diseases of Priority North Africa and the Middle East (MENA) meeting that convened in Doha, Qatar from May 26-29, 2014. 
By investing in cutting-edge research, QNRF is enhancing a research culture that supports Qatar Foundation (QF) on its mission to build Qatar’s innovation and technology capacity, helping the nation develop into a hub of research excellence through QF’s science and research pillar, QF R&D.
The research projects for this grant competition focused on endemic and emerging viral infectious diseases affecting the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including MERS, hepatitis C and E, influenza and HIV/AIDS among others. This year-long grant fosters new biomedical research collaborations between leading researchers from Qatar, the MENA region and the United States, to unite so
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