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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.

US $1.3 million awarded to students for research in Qatar
US $1.3 million awarded to students for research in Qatar

US $1.3 million awarded to students for research in Qatar

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a center of Qatar Foundation Research and Development, awarded grants totaling US$1,388,000 to undergraduate students in Doha.  The research grants are part of Qatar's goal of continuing prosperity through development of a knowledge-based economy.

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 National Research Fund (QNRF) promotes knowledge sharing and international collaboration
Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) promotes knowledge sharing and international collaboration

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) 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.

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