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Mobile learning to impact the future of education in Qatar
Mobile learning to impact the future of education in Qatar

Mobile learning to impact the future of education in Qatar

A mobile learning application being developed by Qatar University (QU) is set to change the face of corporate technical training in Qatars oil and gas sector.

The m-learning project, which recently received an honourable mention from the International e-Learning Association, was awarded a three-year grant under Qatar National Research Funds (QNRF) flagship National Priorities Research Program (NPRP). The research is underway in partnership with Canadas Athabasca University and is led by Dr Mohamed Ally from the same University.

Qatar Foundation Research and Development launches Research Outcome Seminars
Qatar Foundation Research and Development launches Research Outcome Seminars

Qatar Foundation Research and Development launches Research Outcome Seminars

Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D) has launched a series of public seminars designed to disseminate the findings of funded research. This seminar series, titled the Research Outcome Seminars (ROS), is administered by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a constituent of QF R&D.
QNRF launches new funding program targeting top postdoctoral scholars
QNRF launches new funding program targeting top postdoctoral scholars

QNRF launches new funding program targeting top postdoctoral scholars

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a key constituent of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has announced the launch of a new funding program called the Postdoctoral Research Award (PDRA). Supporting scholars who will work within the research institutes of QF R&D and other Qatar-based research entities, focusing on the four major pillars outlined in the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS).
Secondary school students win awards for QNRF research
Secondary school students win awards for QNRF research

Secondary school students win awards for QNRF research

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), in collaboration with the Supreme Council of Education (SEC), yesterday announced the winners of the latest cycle of its Secondary School Research Experience Program (SSREP) designed to provide secondary school students with research experience.
QNRF invites undergraduate students to apply for new cycle of research program
QNRF invites undergraduate students to apply for new cycle of research program

QNRF invites undergraduate students to apply for new cycle of research program

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) continues to encourage undergraduate students to apply for grants to conduct original research on topics relevant to Qatar, as part of its Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP). Applications for the 15th cycle of the Program can be submitted from the last week of September.
QNRF announces high-level funding for graduate research in Qatar
QNRF announces high-level funding for graduate research in Qatar

QNRF announces high-level funding for graduate research in Qatar

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) has launched a new funding program designed to support research-based PhD studies in Qatar by both supporting outstanding local students and attracting international students to study in the country, with an emphasis on distinguished Qatari students.
QNRF launches a streamlined seventh cycle of flagship funding program

QNRF launches a streamlined seventh cycle of flagship funding program

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) has streamlined the application process for the seventh cycle of its flagship funding program, the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP). The application period will begin this month.
Qatar Foundation Research and Development promotes knowledge sharing and international collaboration
Qatar Foundation Research and Development promotes knowledge sharing and international collaboration

Qatar Foundation Research and Development promotes knowledge sharing and international collaboration

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development, showcased its support for international research cooperation by hosting the Global Research Council (GRC) regional meeting, a two day event which concluded on Monday.

Following a bidding process, QNRF was selected to host the GRC regional meeting by the National Science Foundation (NSF), a governing board for GRC. QNRF is a leading funding agency in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Budding scientists get boost from QNRF awards
Budding scientists get boost from QNRF awards

Budding scientists get boost from QNRF awards

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) has awarded three new research grants to junior scientists, in the fifth cycle of its Junior Scientists Research Experience Programme (JSREP).

The three projects will receive total funding of almost half a million dollars over the next three years.
 

QNRF awards $1.5 million to undergraduates for research in Qatar

QNRF awards $1.5 million to undergraduates for research in Qatar

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) today announced a new cycle of grants worth $1,570,088 for undergraduate students in Qatar.

The grants are part of a Program that provides recipients with hands-on experience conducting original research under faculty mentorship. Since its inception more than 2,200 students have taken part in the Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP), now in its 14th cycle.

QNRF strengthens international ties for greater collaboration
QNRF strengthens international ties for greater collaboration

QNRF strengthens international ties for greater collaboration

A senior delegation from Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) recently visited the UK and Ireland for a week of high-level engagements, designed to raise awareness of the unique range of research programs and collaborative opportunities available in Qatar.

At a special session in London, Dr Abdul Sattar Al-Taie, QNRF's Executive Director, and Dr Munir Tag, its acting Director Technical, presented to an audience of over 50 senior officials from universities and research institutions. The session, organised by the UK Higher Education International Unit and hosted by the British Library, focused on the opportunities and challenges for UK researchers applying for QNRF grants, and included speakers from UK government agencies as well as universities that have already been awarded QNRF grants.

QNRF 5th Annual Forum
QNRF 5th Annual Forum

QNRF 5th Annual Forum

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) will hold its fifth Annual Forum today at the Qatar National Convention Centre, where the national funding agency will share its five year strategy and announce the results of its sixth National Priorities Research Program cycle.

Under the patronage of Mr Faisal Alsuwaidi, President of Research and Development at Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, the fifth QNRF Annual Forum has embraced the theme ‘Researchforward’. Within this theme, senior representatives from QNRF will share details on the agency's plans and future initiatives to lead a new phase of research development for Qatar over the next five years.

QNRF awards $121 million in research funding to national priority projects
QNRF awards $121 million in research funding to national priority projects

QNRF awards $121 million in research funding to national priority projects

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) has announced new research grants worth a total of $121 million today, under its flagship funding program, the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP).

The announcement came in the eagerly-anticipated finale of QNRF’s fifth Annual Forum, held this morning at Qatar National Convention Centre, where more than 350 members of Qatar's research community gathered to learn the results of proposals submitted for the sixth cycle of the NPRP. The fifth QNRF Annual Forum was held under the patronage of Mr Faisal Alsuwaidi, President of Research and Development at Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.

Qatar National Research Fund awards three exceptional research projects worth $10.4 million

Qatar National Research Fund awards three exceptional research projects worth $10.4 million

Qatar National Research Fund awards three exceptional research projects worth $10.4 million

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) has awarded funding to three major research projects that will expand the Qatar Exoplanet Survey, improve solar power conversion systems and evaluate a novel weight management programme for Qatari school children.

Students’ engineering research for oil industry wins QNRF’s undergraduate competition
Students’ engineering research for oil industry wins QNRF’s undergraduate competition

Students’ engineering research for oil industry wins QNRF’s undergraduate competition

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) has awarded first place to students from Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMU-Q) at the conclusion of its fifth Annual Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) Competition.

The winning project, which examined the effects of ultra-high pressures and temperatures on oil–based drilling mud, was one of five undergraduate projects competing at the QNRF event on March 27, held under the patronage of Mr Faisal Alsuwaidi, President of Research and Development at Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.

Student representatives presented their research, which had been selected through an extensive review process from 88 UREP projects completed in 2012, to a panel of seven judges. They were ranked on the quality of their presentations and the relevance of their data for Qatar.

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