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QNRF HOLDS SEMINAR TO SHARE FINDINGS OF AUTISM-RELATED RESEARCH PROJECTS
QNRF HOLDS SEMINAR TO SHARE FINDINGS OF AUTISM-RELATED RESEARCH PROJECTS

QNRF HOLDS SEMINAR TO SHARE FINDINGS OF AUTISM-RELATED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Doha, Qatar, May 1, 2019: Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has hosted a Research Outcome Seminar (ROS) on the sidelines of the  Ministry of Public Health’s (MoPH) awareness forum titled ‘Towards Building a Supportive System for Early Intervention and Comprehensive Education for Autism Spectrum’,  at The St. Regis Doha.

QNRF LAUNCHES NEW AWARD FOR EARLY CAREER PROFESSIONALS
QNRF LAUNCHES NEW AWARD FOR EARLY CAREER PROFESSIONALS

QNRF LAUNCHES NEW AWARD FOR EARLY CAREER PROFESSIONALS

Doha, Qatar, April 5, 2019: Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has announced the launch of a new award – the Early Career Research Award (ECRA) , an intensive research and research leadership development award for faculty members and researchers at an early stage in their careers.
The aim of the award is to support eligible applicants in the development of their skills in order to conduct and lead research independently, with the ultimate aim of contributing to Qatar’s overarching research and development goals. The award will also help recently graduated PhD holders and medical doctors to establish their labs and develop their research.
 

QNRF AND QSRTC RECOGNIZE WINNERS OF THE 11TH ANNUAL UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH COMPETITION
QNRF AND QSRTC RECOGNIZE WINNERS OF THE 11TH ANNUAL UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH COMPETITION

QNRF AND QSRTC RECOGNIZE WINNERS OF THE 11TH ANNUAL UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH COMPETITION

Doha, Qatar, March 31, 2019: Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) – a member of Qatar Foundation (QF) – and Qatar Shell Research and Technology Centre held today the 11th Annual Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) Competition at Qatar National Convention Centre. 

NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH WEEK CONCLUDES WITH AWARD CEREMONY
NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH WEEK CONCLUDES WITH AWARD CEREMONY

NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH WEEK CONCLUDES WITH AWARD CEREMONY

Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2019: Assistant Undersecretary for Educational Affairs of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Ms. Fawzia Al-Khater, and Dr. Abdul Sattar Al Taie, Executive Chairman of the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), honored the winners during the closing ceremony of the 11th edition of the National Scientific Research Week (NSRW), titled ‘Promising Researchers for Qatar.’

QNRF KICKS OFF NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH WEEK
QNRF KICKS OFF NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH WEEK

QNRF KICKS OFF NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH WEEK

Doha, Qatar, March 10, 2019: Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) – a member of Qatar Foundation (QF) – in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, today launched the annual National Scientific Research Week (NSRW) – a showcase of scientific exploration and innovation – at Qatar National Convention Centre.

QNRF HOLDS PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION FOR RESEARCH FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
QNRF HOLDS PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION FOR RESEARCH FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

QNRF HOLDS PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION FOR RESEARCH FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Doha, Qatar, February 25, 2019: Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) – a member of Qatar Foundation (QF) – recently brought together members of Qatar’s academic and research community, stakeholders, end-users, and the public for an in-depth information session on its various research funding streams.

QNRF HOLDS SEMINAR TO SHARE RESEARCH OUTCOMES OF SPORTS-RELATED STUDIES
QNRF HOLDS SEMINAR TO SHARE RESEARCH OUTCOMES OF SPORTS-RELATED STUDIES

QNRF HOLDS SEMINAR TO SHARE RESEARCH OUTCOMES OF SPORTS-RELATED STUDIES

Doha, Qatar, February 14, 2019: Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has hosted its first Research Outcome Seminar (ROS) of the year at Education City, which followed Qatar National Sport Day and invited researchers to share the outcomes of their sport-focused projects with the local community.

QNRF AWARDS GRANTS TO TWO CLUSTER RESEARCH PROJECTS
QNRF AWARDS GRANTS TO TWO CLUSTER RESEARCH PROJECTS

QNRF AWARDS GRANTS TO TWO CLUSTER RESEARCH PROJECTS

Doha, Qatar, February 10, 2019: Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has announced the outcome of the first Clusters Track of the 11th cycle of its main funding program, the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP). 

QNRF AND TAMUQ LAUNCH STEM HUB
QNRF AND TAMUQ LAUNCH STEM HUB

QNRF AND TAMUQ LAUNCH STEM HUB

Doha, Qatar, January 29, 2019: Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), in collaboration with Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), today launched the STEM Hub, a facility that aims to promote creative applications of engineering and science. 

QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND HOLDS WORKSHOP ON SMART MANUFACTURING WITH LEADING TURKISH RESEARCH AGENCY
QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND HOLDS WORKSHOP ON SMART MANUFACTURING WITH LEADING TURKISH RESEARCH AGENCY

QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND HOLDS WORKSHOP ON SMART MANUFACTURING WITH LEADING TURKISH RESEARCH AGENCY

Doha, Qatar, December 24, 2018: A joint research workshop aimed at introducing and developing innovative smart manufacturing practices in Qatar has been held ahead of the launch of a joint funding call in early 2019 by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey – TÜBİTAK, the country’s leading research agency.

QNRF ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 22ND UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE PROGRAM CYCLE
QNRF ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 22ND UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE PROGRAM CYCLE

QNRF ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 22ND UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE PROGRAM CYCLE

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has announced the winners of its 22nd Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) cycle. A total of 33 research proposals have been awarded grants from 97 submissions by student teams attending eight universities across Qatar.

HER HIGHNESS SHEIKHA MOZA ATTENDS QATAR FOUNDATION ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2018 – ARC’18
HER HIGHNESS SHEIKHA MOZA ATTENDS QATAR FOUNDATION ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2018 – ARC’18

HER HIGHNESS SHEIKHA MOZA ATTENDS QATAR FOUNDATION ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2018 – ARC’18

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, and Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation, today attended the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2018 (ARC’18). The event, which opened this morning at the Qatar National Convention Centre, is being held under the theme ‘R&D: Focusing on Priorities, Delivering Impact’.
 

الصندوق القطري لرعاية البحث العلمي يُنظم ورشة عمل حول التصنيع الذكي
الصندوق القطري لرعاية البحث العلمي يُنظم ورشة عمل حول التصنيع الذكي

الصندوق القطري لرعاية البحث العلمي يُنظم ورشة عمل حول التصنيع الذكي

الدوحة، قطر، -- ديسمبر 2018: نظم الصندوق القطري لرعاية البحث العلمي، عضو البحوث والتطوير والابتكار بمؤسسة قطر، ورشة عمل تمهيدية لإطلاق مبادرة تمويلية لتطوير واستخدام أحدث ابتكارات التصنيع الذكي في قطر، بالتعاون مع المجلس التركي للبحوث العلمية والتكنولوجية "توبيتاك"، الوكالة البحثية الرائدة في تركيا. 

وسوف يشهد هذا التعاون تضافر جهود الكيانين من أجل ابتكار وتطوير تقنيات جديدة في مجال التصنيع الذكي. كما تسعى المبادرة المشتركة إلى تعزيز الشراكات ما بين القطاعين العام والخاص، وحشد معارف وخبرات وموارد الدولتين، من أجل دعم الأولويات الوطنية المشتركة. 

QATAR FOUNDATION ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2018 TO PLACE EMPHASIS ON IMPACT
QATAR FOUNDATION ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2018 TO PLACE EMPHASIS ON IMPACT

QATAR FOUNDATION ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2018 TO PLACE EMPHASIS ON IMPACT

Driving research and innovation that addresses Qatar’s greatest challenges and generates true economic and social benefit for the nation will be the focus of the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2018 (ARC’18).

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DeSIGN: Guided Practice for Sign Language

DeSIGN: Guided Practice for Sign Language

Children learn and practice their vocabulary through interaction with parents and friends as well as through formal instruction at school. However, for deaf children, sign language is the main method of communication. Despite the importance of strong vocabulary skills for understanding text, effective verbal communication and integration into society, the average deaf student graduates from American high schools with a fourth grade reading level. This can be partially attributed to the fact that 90% of deaf children are born to hearing parents who are rarely fluent in sign language.

Calcium channels determine how life begins, and ends
Calcium channels determine how life begins, and ends

Calcium channels determine how life begins, and ends

Ongoing work at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) is investigating how intracellular calcium (Ca2+) signaling pathways are involved in the very beginning of life as they prepare the egg for fertilization and the initiation of embryogenesis. The National Priorities Research Program-funded work also has wider implications. Since all cells use Ca2+ signals, these studies could impact the treatment of various pathological conditions including infertility, hypertension, and cancer.
Cells in the human body need to be able to sense their environment in order to respond to cues to perform some function. Intercellular signaling, using hormones sent from one part of the body to another, allow, for example, the brain to tell your hand to pick up a pen as neurons in the brain fire action potentials to trigger the relevant muscle actions. For other cells, the message may be to divide or to die if infected by a virus.

Taking gas-to-liquid technology to the next level
Taking gas-to-liquid technology to the next level

Taking gas-to-liquid technology to the next level

In the 1920s, two German scientists—Franz Fischer and Hans Tropsch—developed revolutionary chemical reactions that could transform gas into liquid. These reactions proved particularly valuable to natural gas-based fuel processing. Since the Fischer-Tropsch days, engineers around the world have been working on ways to tweak these gas-to-liquid (GTL) reactions to produce more products, more efficiently and with less environmental impact. An international research team headquartered at Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) is making remarkable progress along these lines.

Researchers discover a remarkably easy way to make filters at the nano scale
Researchers discover a remarkably easy way to make filters at the nano scale

Researchers discover a remarkably easy way to make filters at the nano scale

From your average spaghetti strainer to the screen on your windows, filters are a part of our every-day life. In their simplest form, they keep debris out of air and water. Yet as filter technology advances, so does the level of precision around what we can keep out.
Today, it’s possible to create membranes that filter a range of substances on a nano (microscopic) scale, and a QNRF, NPRP grant-funded project has made significant progress in doing just that. A member of the team and advanced research fellow in experimental physics in the Biological and Soft Sciences Department at the University of Cambridge, Dr. Easan Sivaniah, explained:

Researchers build the case for wind and wave studies in Qatar
Researchers build the case for wind and wave studies in Qatar

Researchers build the case for wind and wave studies in Qatar

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.
“The actual research started in trying to understand the relationship between the wind and waves,” said Dr. Reza Sadr, Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at TAMUQ. “Why do we need this? Because there are very poor models to track wind current and predict ocean waves, and this information affects, among other things, marine life, the offshore oil and gas industry and renewable energy initiatives.”
Around the world, the methods for measuring the patterns of wind and waves, also known as the atmospheric surface layer (ASL), are so far based on weather and wind models combined with analysis of the ocean dynamics. Dr. Sadr said that these models, however, need to be fortified with more sophisticated data and analysis for each region in the globe.

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