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QF launches funding initiative to tackle emergencies like COVID-19

QNRF RRC Call combating Coronavirus

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RESEARCH projects designed to help children with autism learn from home, enforce quarantine measures, and safeguard mental health of healthcare workers, will be supported through a new, streamlined funding call launched by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), to help Qatar combat COVID-19.
With the needs of Qatar and the health and safety of its people as its priority, the Qatar Foundation (QF) member – which is the region’s leading research funding agency – developed the Rapid Response Call (RRC) from scratch in record time and accelerated the evaluation and funding phases to ensure that the proposed outcomes of awarded projects are met as soon as possible.

QNRF Announces Results for the First Cycle of the Rapid Response Call

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is proud to announce the results of the first Rapid Response Call (RRC), a unique research program which enables researchers to explore novel and cutting-edge potential solutions to the numerous challenges currently faced across all sectors and at all levels of society because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Executive Director’s Message

Importance of Research in dealing with a global crisis

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Dear Readers,
Welcome to the fourth edition of the QNRF Research Matters. The speed with which the COVID-19 pandemic is spreading is quite alarming and has exposed our unpreparedness and fragility on a global level to deal with a crisis of such magnitude. Needless to say, the impact of this virus has penetrated every sector of our societies with serious implications which calls for robust and evidence-based policies to be enacted and the formulation of better mitigation strategies in dealing with the coronavirus and protecting the communities most vulnerable to it.

Launch of the 27th cycle of its “Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP).”

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is pleased to announce the launch of the 27th cycle of its “Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP).”

The Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) provides a great opportunity for undergraduate students to experience scientific research and engage in various processes which are essential to build skills and contribute towards their professional development.

Webinar set to focus on QF-funded research into infectious diseases

QNRF Research Outcome Online Seminar

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As scientists around the world grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, research funded by the Qatar Foundation (QF) to address infectious diseases will be on the spotlight this week. The latest edition of the Research Outcome Seminar series – an initiative of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) that highlights the impact of the projects it supports ... 

Invitation to Attend the 12th Annual UREP Competition Online

6 and 7 April 2020, from 10am to 1pm (Doha time, GMT+3)

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Join us to see our talented undergraduate researchers present their original and innovative research projects online to an expert panel of judges. The Energy & Environment, and Computer Sciences & ICT projects will be presented on 6 April; whereas Health & life Sciences, and Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities projects will be presented on 7 April.

You can register for both days and check out the 46 participating projects  on this link https://www.qnrf.org/en-us/Funding/Capacity-Building-and-Development-Programs/UREP-Competition.

 

 

Online - Research Outcome Seminar

Infectious Diseases with Relevance to and Potential Impact on the Pandemic COVID-19

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) cordially invites you to attend  a webinar related to the outcome of iits Research-funded (ROS) projects related  to “Infectious Diseases with Relevance to and Potential Impact on the Pandemic COVID-19.”

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0aMn4pyDSPWkYE3tUfrtZw 

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WINNERS OF 1st QATAR STEAM FAIR TO REPRESENT NATION IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING COMPETITION

Doha, 25 March, 2015: The winners of the inaugural Qatar Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Fair (Qatar STEAM) are set to represent Qatar at the renowned Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Pittsburgh, USA, in May. 
Having been chosen from among the brightest young minds as the overall winners of the first nationwide science and research competition yesterday, eight students were awarded with Grand Awards. 
The competition was held in full support of Qatar Foundation’s mission to build and develop capacity for creativity and critical thinking through research in education and science. 
The top prize in the Grand Awards went to Ghanim AlMansouri and Hussam AitelQadi for their research project entitled “Innovative Game Software for Improving the English Language Skills of Non-Native Speakers”.
Qatar STEAM was organised by Qatar Foundation Research & Development (QF R&D), Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of QF R&D, and the Supreme Education Council (SEC). The nationwide competition saw more than 160 students from 40 schools participate in the two-day fair held at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha. 

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QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 17th UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE PROGRAM CYCLE

Doha, 30 March 2015: Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D) has announced the winners the 17th cycle of its Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP). Out of 126 research proposals submitted by student teams from seven universities across Qatar, 37 were awarded grants. 
This latest UREP cycle will engage a total of 147 undergraduate students and 74 faculty members. Among the 37 awarded proposals, 26 went to Qatar University, three to Texas A&M University at Qatar, and two each to Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Northwestern University in Qatar and the University of Calgary in Qatar. The two remaining grants were awarded to Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar and Ahmed Bin Mohammed Military College. 
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.
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Mr Gray Handley

QNRF has recently teamed up with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to sponsor a joint funding programme. NIAID, a division of the National Institutes of Health, is responsible for supporting, funding, and carrying out all of the infectious disease, immunology-related and transplant-related research that NIH funds. Each year they receive approximately 4.8 billion dollars from US Congress, 80% of which is awarded to scientists to carry out research that targets infectious diseases and immunology.

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Dr. Abdulla Al Kamali - Special Programs Manager

Dr. Abdullah Al-Kamali has worked as Special Programs Manager for QNRF for the past four and a half years, dealing with the K-12 (Kindergarten - grade 12) education program and Secondary School Research Experience Program (SSREP). He graduated with a BA in Education from Qatar University in 1994 and has spent 20 years working in the field of education, working his way up from teaching to being the senior expert of curriculum standards at the Supreme Education Council (SEC). He received his PhD in the Philosophy of Education from the University of Arkansas in 2007.

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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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