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Qatar postdoctoral research awards announced

13 winners selected out of 101 proposals from various institutions

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Manama: Texas A&M University at Qatar has won six of the 13 grants awarded to PhD scientists to conduct research in alignment with the four pillars of the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS). Qatar University won five grants, while Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar were offered the other two grants.

HBKU college gets QNRF grants for Parkinson’s, breast cancer research

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Doha: Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), has won two Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) grants to support research efforts of its College of Science and Engineering. 
Both grants are for three years  each and focus biomedical and biological science research being undertaken in Qatar.

QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND UNVEILS JOINT RESEARCH INITIATIVE WITH BRITISH PARTNERS

Initiative Reflects QNRF’s Commitment To Promote Collaboration With British Researchers In Order To Foster A Scientific Culture

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has launched a joint research support programme in partnership with the UK Government’s Science & Innovation Network, The British Council, and UK Higher Education International Unit. 
The initiative entitled ‘Qatar/UK Research Networking Programme’ reflects QNRF’s commitment to promote collaboration with British researchers in an attempt to foster a scientific culture that supports Qatar Foundation’s (QF) mission to build Qatar’s innovation and technology capacity, while helping the nation develop into a hub of excellence through QF’s science and research pillar, QF R&D.

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QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND ANNOUNCES SECOND CYCLE RESULTS OF THE POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARDS

13 Proposals Awarded To Postdoctoral Scholars Across Qatar

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has announced the winners of the second cycle of its Postdoctoral Research Awards (PDRA). Out of 101 peer-reviewed research proposals submitted from research institutions across Qatar, 13 grants were awarded to PhD scientists to conduct research in alignment with the four pillars of the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS).
Among the 13 awarded proposals, six went to Texas A&M University at Qatar and five to Qatar University. The two remaining grants were awarded to Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar.

AUS professors get QNRF grant

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Two faculty members from American University of Sharjah (AUS) were recently awarded an $800,000 grant by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) through the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP), the flagship funding programme of QNRF. 
The funding is to support their research proposal entitled 'Guidelines for Enhancing the Performance of FRP-strengthened Concrete Beams under Fire and Harsh Environment Exposures'.
The proposal investigates the strength and behaviour of externally strengthened reinforcing concrete (RC) beams with fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) laminates under such severe exposures. 
Dr Rami Hawileh, associate professor in Civil Engineering, is the Lead Principal Investigator for the research, while Dr Jamal Abdalla, professor in Civil Engineering, is the Principal Investigator.

Challenge 22 recognises region’s innovators

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The winners of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s (SC) Challenge 22 innovation award were announced during a ceremony held at Qatar National Convention Centre on Monday evening.
Following a successful roadshow introducing the concept to the GCC, more than 300 applicants from all over the region submitted their ideas for consideration. Eighteen finalists presented their ideas to a jury before the winners were eventually chosen. 

QNRF AWARDS TWO RESEARCH PROPOSALS TO GRADUATE STUDENTS

Awarded Projects Relate To The Energy And Environment Pillar of the Qatar National Research Strategy

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has announced the winners of the third cycle of its Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA) programme. The two winning proposals, awarded to researchers pursuing doctorates at Qatar University, will commence in September 2015. 
Aligned with the pillars of the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS), both of the proposals fall under the Energy and Environment Pillar.  Shoaib Mallick, advised by Dr Farid Touati, is pursuing a project entitled ‘Integrated Acoustoelectronic Sensors for sensing of saline water vapour in natural gas flow’, while Abdul Mannan Rauf, advised by Dr Atif Iqbal, is pursuing a project entitled ‘Development of a novel multilevel unified power controller (M-UPC) for smart grid applications’.
By investing in cutting-edge research, QNRF is enhancing a scientific 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

GU-Q wins UREP grant

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Georgetown University in Qatar's (GU-Q) student Fatma Marafi and her faculty mentor GU-Q Assistant Professor of Economics Alexis Antoniades were announced as one of the 37 winners of the Qatar National Research Fund's (QNRF) 17th cycle of the Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) grant award. 

Texas A&M at Qatar Mathematician Offers Theory on What Happened to MH370

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The plight of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 (MH370) is one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history, but an interdisciplinary research team led by Texas A&M University at Qatar mathematician Goong Chen has theorized the ill-fated plane plunged vertically into the southern Indian Ocean in March 2014.
The researchers' computer simulations lead to the forensic assertion that a 90-degree nosedive explains the lack of debris or spilled oil in the water near where the plane is presumed to have crashed. The research was the cover story in the April 2015 issue of Notices of the American Mathematical Society (see the team's paper here.)
Chen is an applied mathematician teaching and researching at Texas A&M at Qatar who has been a faculty member 
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