Q atar Foundation established Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) in 2006 as part of its ongoing commitment to establish Qatar as a knowledge-based economy. Qatar Foundation views research as essential to national and regional growth; as the means to diversify the nation’s economy, enhance educational offerings and develop areas that affect the community, such as health and environment. 

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  • Address: PO Box 5825, Doha, Qatar

أنشأت مؤسسة قطر الصندوق القطري لرعاية البحث العلمي عام 2006 كجزء من التزامها المستمر بإقامة الاقتصاد القائم على المعرفة في دولة قطر. وتولي مؤسسة قطر للبحوث أهمية قصوى استنادًا إلى دورها الحيوي في تحقيق النمو سواء داخل قطر أو على الصعيد الإقليمي، وكونها وسيلة لتنويع اقتصاد البلاد، وتعزيز الفرص التعليمية، وتطوير المجالات المؤثرة في المجتمع كالصحة والبيئة.

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Executive Director’s Message | October 2021

Bridging the Gap between Research and Public

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Take a moment, sit down, observe your surroundings, and try to think how everything is working around and inside you. Think about how billions of neurons are activated as you mind floods with questions and as you try to find the answers. What goes on in an engine of a car as it speeds by? Why is it more humid today? How did the languages we talk in develop over the years? These questions can go on and on.

In Focus | Celebrating our UREP and BRIO Winners

By Dr. Aisha Al-Obaidly, Director of Capacity Building

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Along with being active architects of the research infrastructure in Qatar, Qatar National Research Fund is one of the major forces leading local capacity development since its inception. We began with one capacity building program in our portfolio, the Undergraduate Research Experience Program, and over the years, have added several programs and opportunities that benefit our students. Students can count on QNRF’s support from as early as their K-12 years all the way to the early career stage and even when they have established themselves as experienced researchers, academics, and scientists.



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We recently held the fifth edition of the Best Representative Image of an Outcome (BRIO) Competition, a unique platform for our researchers to share the artistic side of their research and promote visual communication of science and research outcomes. This year, a total of eight images were shortlisted for the competition. Members of Qatar’s academic and research community and public were invited to pick the winning image in an online voting campaign that ran for almost two weeks.

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Celebrating our Student Researchers

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After weeks of preparation, highly impressive student-led presentations, and intense judging sessions, another successful edition of QNRF’s Annual Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) Competition comes to an end. Let’s hear from the winners of the oral presentations category this year about their research projects, their UREP experience, and their advice for aspiring student researchers.

«November 2021»

QNRF Celebrates 2021 Winners of UREP and BRIO Competitions

After an intense round of online presentations for the 13th Annual Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) Competition, and online voting for the 5th Best Representative Image of an Outcome Competition (BRIO), Qatar National Research Fund is pleased to announce the winners.

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QNRF supports Eighth Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) co-hosted the eighth Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine Symposium online from November 1-4.

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Research Outcome Seminar (ROS) on “Preserving Family Values in a Globalized World”

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation, cordially invites you to its online Research Outcome Seminar (ROS) entitled, “Preserving Family Values in a Globalized World.

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Research Outcome Seminar on Nutrition and Healthy Living

Food is a double-edged sword; it could be a source of nourishment and health, or a cause for illness and loss of quality of life. It all depends on our choice of food and eating behavior. The question is, how can we distinguish between healthy and unhealthy food, when both taste as good! Could apple, ginger, and tea reduce the risk of diabetes and its related complications?

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Winners of sixth FameLab national competition in Qatar named

For the sixth consecutive year, FameLab, one of the biggest science communication competitions in the world, took place in Qatar.

FameLab was initiated by Cheltenham Science Festivals in the UK, and brought to Qatar by the British Council in partnership with Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) – a member of Qatar Foundation (QF) – and supported by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
The winner of the adult category will go on to represent Qatar in the online international FameLab finals at the Cheltenham Science Festival in the United Kingdom.

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