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Students’ engineering research for oil industry wins QNRF’s undergraduate competition

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) has awarded first place to students from Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMU-Q) at the conclusion of its fifth Annual Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) Competition.

The winning project, which examined the effects of ultra-high pressures and temperatures on oil–based drilling mud, was one of five undergraduate projects competing at the QNRF event on March 27, held under the patronage of Mr Faisal Alsuwaidi, President of Research and Development at Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.

Student representatives presented their research, which had been selected through an extensive review process from 88 UREP projects completed in 2012, to a panel of seven judges. They were ranked on the quality of their presentations and the relevance of their data for Qatar.

Participation by Qatari students in QNRF Program increases by 58%

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QNRF announces results for the 13th cycle of its Undergraduate Research Experience Program

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) today announced the winners of its 13th Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP), with participation from 68 Qatari students, the highest number to date.

Over the past six years, UREP has provided more than 2,000 undergraduate students in Qatar with the opportunity to gain significant experience in team-based research collaboration with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and other undergraduates or research staff. The program promotes learning by doing and hands on mentorship activities as effective methods for undergraduate research education.

 

Research studies link between wind and waves

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For the first time, fine detail about the wind and wave conditions around the coast of Qatar has been recorded. By arranging the most sophisticated equipment available on the edge of a 500-meter pier extending into the Gulf, a research team at Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) has collected detailed readings of air and wave currents around the peninsula. Their findings highlight a dearth of information on coastal conditions that have the potential to offer vital insights into many sectors.

QNRF launches a new cycle of funding for Junior Scientists

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) has announced the launch of the fourth cycle of its Junior Scientists Research Experience Program (JSREP), the increasingly competitive funding Program for Junior scientists.

Researchers,aged 40 or under, are now invited to submit a Letter of Intent (LoI) for their proposed projects prior to the deadline of 17 December, 2012, with the final deadline for proposal submissions being noon, Doha time, 31 December, 2012.

 

QNRF awards research grants for junior scientists

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, has announced the results of the third cycle of its research funding programme for junior scientists.

QNRF’s Junior Scientists Research Experience Program (JSREP) aims to develop critical thinking skills and foster a vibrant research culture in Qatar by supporting junior scientists, both Qatari nationals and other residents, in all disciplines. A total of 16 junior scientists have previously participated in the programme. This year, grants worth a total of $1.78 million have been awarded to nine winning projects from four academic and research institutions.


QNRF and SEC collaborate to recognize budding researchers

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QNRF celebrates two successful years of secondary school research program in awards ceremony for students and teachers.

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) concluded the most recent cycle of its Secondary School Secondary Research Experience Program (SSREP) in an awards ceremony recognizing 89 outstanding student researchers.

Qatar National Research Fund launches sixth cycle of funding Program for ground-breaking projects

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, has launched the sixth cycle of its competitive, flagship program, the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP), which funds research projects of national importance.

QNRF launches 13th cycle of UREP

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) has announced the launch of the 13th cycle of the Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP), its longest-running research funding program as of yet.

QNRF, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is dedicated to building research capacity and creating a vibrant research culture in Qatar.

Announcing the Awards of UREP's 12th Cycle

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Qatar National Research Fund, QNRF, announced today the outcome of the 12th cycle of its funding program; the Undergraduate Research Experience Program, (UREP).

UREP aims at spreading research culture amongst undergraduate students by engaging them in “hands on” research projects under the guidance of their academic supervisors. UREP also encourages collaboration between academic and non-academic institutions to promote cross-over of expertise between academia and other institutions in Qatar.

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Breakthrough in use of recycled, local materials in construction

A research project has identified the main solid waste streams in Qatar for potential use in construction and investigated advanced technologies for recycling that could be effectively applied in the country. In a statement, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) said it was awarded the project by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) regarding the implementation of recycled materials in construction.

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Executive Director’s Message

Welcome to the sixth edition of QNRF’s newsletter, ‘Research Matters’. For over the past three months, we have been working from home as per the instructions of the Government of Qatar to control the spread of COVID-19. However, it is still business as usual at QNRF, and though separated by distance, our staff has been working together diligently under our guiding mission of enabling research excellence in Qatar and improving the standard of life, education, and health for its citizens and residents.

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