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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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 | August 2021


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In recent years, the Energy-Water-Environment (EWE) nexus has become increasingly important for Qatar. These three areas are closely linked to one another and the progress or challenges in one area can have a profound impact on the other two areas. Therefore, while it is encouraging that serious efforts are being made on  the national level, it is imperative that these efforts are concerted  to bring together all the stakeholders involved in this EWE nexus to ensure that these three areas  develop together.

Spotlight | Dr. Marc Vermeersch


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QNRF is at the forefront of fostering a thriving and dynamic research culture and helping Qatar become a leading center for knowledge creation and exchange. To support our efforts, we launched the Conference and Workshop Sponsorship Program (CWSP), which now in its 21st cycle, connects researchers from around the world and helps them learn about research opportunities in Qatar.

Success Story

No More Waiting for COVID-19 Test Results - QU researchers’ develop a rapid-testing technology to predict coronavirus

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the limitations of the current virology testing methods. Despite large-scale vaccination drives around the world, it appears that COVID-19 will continue to be a part of our lives for years to come. This means that testing will continue to be of vital importance to ensure that we remain fully protected.

Spotlight | Dr. Tareq Al-Ansari

Celebrating International Youth Day 2021

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Every year, the International Youth Day is celebrated on 12th August to raise awareness about the issues facing our youth and the role they are playing in helping solve the foremost challenges faced by communities worldwide. This year, the United Nations has selected “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health,” as the theme.

«August 2021»

Extension of Submission Deadline for the Second Cycle of the Rapid Response Call

We would like to inform you that the deadline for proposal submission for the Rapid Response Call (RRC02) has been extended from 10 August 2021 to 26 August 2021, 12pm (Doha time).  Moreover, the new deadline for Research Office vetting is 31 August 2021 (12pm, Doha time).

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Reminder: Proposal Submission Deadline for 1st Cycle of NPRP-ROIA

We would like to remind you that the proposal submission deadline for the NPRP - Research Outcomes Implementation Award (NPRP-ROIA) is Monday, 6 September 2021 at 12pm (including the RO vetting).

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GSRA8+: Graduate Sponsorship Research Award International Track Special Call

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is pleased to announce the launch of a special expedited call as part of the 8th cycle of the Graduate Sponsorship Research Award (GSRA8+).

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