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Executive Director’s Message
Executive Director’s Message

Executive Director’s Message

Dear Readers,
Welcome to the seventh edition of QNRF’s newsletter, ‘Research Matters’. As the second half of the year hurtles onward, the spread of COVID-19 continues to deeply impact our daily lives and livelihoods in so many ways. We are seeing the systematic phased lifting of lockdown measures by the Government of Qatar, and we will surely begin to adjust to the new normal of living with the virus.
 

Qatar achieves miraculous progress in food security
Qatar achieves miraculous progress in food security

Qatar achieves miraculous progress in food security

Qatar’s progress in food security since the blockade was declared against the country in June 2017 is something miraculous in such a short time, a senior official of a Qatar Foundation entity has said. “The progress achieved by Qatar towards becoming a food-secure country in a record time is nothing short of a miracle and it is manifested by several indicators, stated, Dr Abdul Sattar al-Taie, executive director, Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF).
QF launches funding initiative to tackle emergencies like COVID-19
QF launches funding initiative to tackle emergencies like COVID-19

QF launches funding initiative to tackle emergencies like COVID-19

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.

Launch of Rapid Response Call (RRC) to Address COVID-19
Launch of Rapid Response Call (RRC) to Address COVID-19

Launch of Rapid Response Call (RRC) to Address COVID-19

This call is dedicated to providing support for projects that lead to rapid solutions based on research, development or innovation to address the challenges imposed by COVID-19 pandemic.
Launch of the 27th cycle of its “Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP).”
Launch of the 27th cycle of its “Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP).”

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

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.
BEST REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE OF AN OUTCOME (BRIO)
BEST REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE OF AN OUTCOME (BRIO)

BEST REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE OF AN OUTCOME (BRIO)

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is pleased to announce the launch of the fourth cycle of its “BEST REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE OF AN OUTCOME (BRIO).
QNRF ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARD
QNRF ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARD

QNRF ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARD

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) – a member of Qatar Foundation (QF) – has announced the outcome of the fifth cycle of its Postdoctoral Research Award (PDRA).

QNRF HOLDS INFORMATION SESSION FOR GSRA AWARDEES
QNRF HOLDS INFORMATION SESSION FOR GSRA AWARDEES

QNRF HOLDS INFORMATION SESSION FOR GSRA AWARDEES

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) – a member of Qatar Foundation (QF) – has announced the awardees of the 6th cycle of the Graduate Sponsorship Research Award (GSRA).

QNRF ‘Women in Science’ Fellow Explores Sustainable Water Treatment Method
QNRF ‘Women in Science’ Fellow Explores Sustainable Water Treatment Method

QNRF ‘Women in Science’ Fellow Explores Sustainable Water Treatment Method

Dr. Deema Al-Masri, a research associate at Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University – a member of Qatar Foundation (QF) – has made significant advancements in developing a sustainable mechanism for wastewater treatment and reuse, as part of her work at the research institute’s Water Center.
QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND SUPPORTS STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIAD ON ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS
QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND SUPPORTS STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIAD ON ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND SUPPORTS STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIAD ON ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE), is supporting the representation of five high school students from Qatar in the International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) 2019, currently being held in Hungary, Budapest.

QNRF AND DIFI ANNOUNCE RECIPIENTS OF FOURTH CYCLE OF OSRA GRANT
QNRF AND DIFI ANNOUNCE RECIPIENTS OF FOURTH CYCLE OF OSRA GRANT

QNRF AND DIFI ANNOUNCE RECIPIENTS OF FOURTH CYCLE OF OSRA GRANT

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and Doha International Family Institute (DIFI) – both members of Qatar Foundation – have awarded grants to seven research proposals under the 4th cycle of their jointly funded program ‘OSRA’.

QNRF AND MME LAUNCH FIRST CYCLE OF FOOD SECURITY CALL
QNRF AND MME LAUNCH FIRST CYCLE OF FOOD SECURITY CALL

QNRF AND MME LAUNCH FIRST CYCLE OF FOOD SECURITY CALL

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) – a member of Qatar Foundation (QF) – in partnership with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), has launched the first cycle of its joint Food Security Call. The initiative aims to foster the development of productive and sustainable food systems that increase food security and improve nutrition in Qatar.

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.
 

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