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QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND ANNOUNCES NATIONAL PRIORITIES RESEARCH PROGRAM WINNERS AT ITS ANNUAL FORUM
QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND ANNOUNCES NATIONAL PRIORITIES RESEARCH PROGRAM WINNERS AT ITS ANNUAL FORUM

QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND ANNOUNCES NATIONAL PRIORITIES RESEARCH PROGRAM WINNERS AT ITS ANNUAL FORUM

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has awarded grants to 120 research proposals across 17 institutions in Qatar for the 8th cycle of its flagship National Priorities Research Program (NPRP).
Announced at the 7th QNRF Annual Forum held at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha on Tuesday, the top three results saw Qatar University awarded for 57 proposals, Texas A&M University at Qatar for 23 proposals, and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar awarded for eight. The remaining 32 research proposals were awarded across a number of other institutions in the country, including Hamad Medical Corporation, Ministry of Environment, Gulf Organisation for Research and Development and Silatech.
Of the 120 of awarded proposals, aligned with the four pillars of the Qatar National Research Strategy, 38 per cent fall under energy and environment, 27 per cent under health and life sciences, 20 per cent under social sciences, arts and humanities, and the remaining 15 per cent under computer science and information and communications technology.
QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND AWARDS EXCEPTIONAL GRANT FOR SOLAR ENERGY APPLICATIONS RESEARCH
QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND AWARDS EXCEPTIONAL GRANT FOR SOLAR ENERGY APPLICATIONS RESEARCH

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.

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

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

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. 

QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND HOSTS ETHICS WORKSHOP
QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND HOSTS ETHICS WORKSHOP

QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND HOSTS ETHICS WORKSHOP

Doha, 05 February 2015: Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), recently hosted a two-day training session on Research Misconduct and Research Ethics for specialists from the Supreme Education Council (SEC).

Conducted by Ms Daniela Radhu, Ethical Compliance Specialist at QNRF, and Mohamed Mahgoub, Program Officer for Pre-University Educational Programmes at QNRF, the Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop sought to help research specialists from SEC understand the principles of research misconduct and ethics.

QNRF awards three exceptional proposals
QNRF awards three exceptional proposals

QNRF awards three exceptional proposals

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has announced the awards of three research proposals submitted to the sixth batch of its National Priorities Research Program – Exceptional Proposals (NPRP–EP). Hamad Medical Corporation and Texas A&M University at Qatar will benefit from funding through NPRP–EP, which offers additional resources beyond those available under the National Priorities Research Program.
QNRF shares education project outcomes at public seminar
QNRF shares education project outcomes at public seminar

QNRF shares education project outcomes at public seminar

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), recently hosted its fourth Research Outcome Seminar at Education City in Doha.

Themed ‘Education for the Future of Qatar’, the seminar saw QNRF-funded researchers share the results and benefits of their completed projects in the field of education, with the public.
Applications soar 61% for Qatar National Research Fund Graduate Student Research Awards
Applications soar 61% for Qatar National Research Fund Graduate Student Research Awards

Applications soar 61% for Qatar National Research Fund Graduate Student Research Awards

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), saw a 61 % increase in the second cycle of its Graduate Student Research Award applications. The number of proposals rose from 16 to 26, which highlights the growing research sector in Qatar.

The majority of research submissions were from Qatar University in the field of engineering and technology, followed by the natural sciences, agricultural sciences, and social sciences.

Researchers share results of their Qatar National Research Fund projects
Researchers share results of their Qatar National Research Fund projects

Researchers share results of their Qatar National Research Fund projects

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) hosted the third in the series of Qatar Foundation Research & Development (QF R&D) Research Outcomes Seminars (ROS), which highlighted innovative research projects in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).

The ROS are a QF R&D initiative designed to provide researchers with a public platform to share the results of their QNRF-funded cutting-edge research projects.

Qatar Foundation Research & Development Launches Exciting Awards Program
Qatar Foundation Research & Development Launches Exciting Awards Program

Qatar Foundation Research & Development Launches Exciting Awards Program

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), is launching a funding programme for entrepreneurs looking to make a positive impact on the economy of Qatar.

Envisioned as a catalyst to develop new and creative inventions, the Qatar Innovation Promotion Award (QIPA) will fund individuals from all sectors and at all levels in the country.

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) Awards Grants to Junior Scientists
Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) Awards Grants to Junior Scientists

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) Awards Grants to Junior Scientists

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has awarded three grants to junior scientists in Qatar conducting research in the fields of health, energy and environment.

The Junior Scientists Research Experience Program (JSREP), now in its 6th cycle, funds young Qatar-based researchers under the age of 40 who hold a Ph.D., M.D. or terminal academic research degree.

Qatar National Research Fund Awards Grants to a Record 162 Proposals at 6th Annual Forum
Qatar National Research Fund Awards Grants to a Record 162 Proposals at 6th Annual Forum

Qatar National Research Fund Awards Grants to a Record 162 Proposals at 6th Annual Forum

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has awarded research grants to 162 proposals across 22 institutions in Qatar during the seventh cycle of its flagship National Priorities Research Program (NPRP). The results were announced during the 6th QNRF Annual Forum held at the Qatar National Convention Centre.

Themed ‘Building on Success’, the Forum, held under the patronage of Mr. Faisal Alsuwaidi, President of QF R&D, was attended by more than 400 members of Qatar’s research community and streamed live on QNRF’s website.

Budding Young Scientists Compete in QNRF and SEC Science Challenge
Budding Young Scientists Compete in QNRF and SEC Science Challenge

Budding Young Scientists Compete in QNRF and SEC Science Challenge

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), and the Supreme Education Council (SEC) have awarded winning students in the Science Challenge organized at the Hamad bin Khalifa University Student Center.

Aligned with the educational curriculum for middle schools in Qatar, the Science Challenge pilot programme was set up to encourage young students to construct a bridge using the science principles taught in the classroom.

WCMC-Q Team Wins Key Competition Run by Qatar National Research Fund
WCMC-Q Team Wins Key Competition Run by Qatar National Research Fund

WCMC-Q Team Wins Key Competition Run by Qatar National Research Fund

Another project from Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar also made it to the finals. The team studied the role of two different cellular components in order to see how they affect the overall growth of cells. 

In the field of natural sciences, a Qatar University team studied the effects of garden thyme as a therapeutic agent for breast cancer. Another team from Qatar University, in the discipline of social sciences and humanities, studied the relationship between cultural misunderstandings in business and the quality of customer service in order to help companies improve their dealings with clients in cosmopolitan societies.  

Ph.D. Candidates receive grants in QNRF’s First Cycle of Graduate Student Research Awards
Ph.D. Candidates receive grants in QNRF’s First Cycle of Graduate Student Research Awards

Ph.D. Candidates receive grants in QNRF’s First Cycle of Graduate Student Research Awards

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has awarded grants totalling US$1,629,600 to four Ph.D. candidates in Qatar as part of the first cycle of its Graduate Student Research Awards (GSRA) program.

GSRA is QNRF’s latest program, created to further develop graduate studies by supporting outstanding Qatari and international students interested in pursuing doctoral degrees in universities in Qatar.

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