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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.

Participation by Qatari students in QNRF Program increases by 58%

Participation by Qatari students in QNRF Program increases by 58%

QNRF announces results for the 13th cycle of its Undergraduate Research Experience Program

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) today announced the winners of its 13th Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP), with participation from 68 Qatari students, the highest number to date.

Over the past six years, UREP has provided more than 2,000 undergraduate students in Qatar with the opportunity to gain significant experience in team-based research collaboration with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and other undergraduates or research staff. The program promotes learning by doing and hands on mentorship activities as effective methods for undergraduate research education.

 

Research studies link between wind and waves
Research studies link between wind and waves

Research studies link between wind and waves

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.
QNRF launches a new cycle of funding for Junior Scientists
QNRF launches a new cycle of funding for Junior Scientists

QNRF launches a new cycle of funding for Junior Scientists

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) has announced the launch of the fourth cycle of its Junior Scientists Research Experience Program (JSREP), the increasingly competitive funding Program for Junior scientists.

Researchers,aged 40 or under, are now invited to submit a Letter of Intent (LoI) for their proposed projects prior to the deadline of 17 December, 2012, with the final deadline for proposal submissions being noon, Doha time, 31 December, 2012.

 

QNRF awards research grants for junior scientists

QNRF awards research grants for junior scientists

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, has announced the results of the third cycle of its research funding programme for junior scientists.

QNRF’s Junior Scientists Research Experience Program (JSREP) aims to develop critical thinking skills and foster a vibrant research culture in Qatar by supporting junior scientists, both Qatari nationals and other residents, in all disciplines. A total of 16 junior scientists have previously participated in the programme. This year, grants worth a total of $1.78 million have been awarded to nine winning projects from four academic and research institutions.


QNRF and SEC collaborate to recognize budding researchers
QNRF and SEC collaborate to recognize budding researchers

QNRF and SEC collaborate to recognize budding researchers

QNRF celebrates two successful years of secondary school research program in awards ceremony for students and teachers.

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) concluded the most recent cycle of its Secondary School Secondary Research Experience Program (SSREP) in an awards ceremony recognizing 89 outstanding student researchers.

QNRF launches 13th cycle of UREP
QNRF launches 13th cycle of UREP

QNRF launches 13th cycle of UREP

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) has announced the launch of the 13th cycle of the Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP), its longest-running research funding program as of yet.

QNRF, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is dedicated to building research capacity and creating a vibrant research culture in Qatar.

Announcing the Awards of UREP's 12th Cycle
Announcing the Awards of UREP's 12th Cycle

Announcing the Awards of UREP's 12th Cycle

Qatar National Research Fund, QNRF, announced today the outcome of the 12th cycle of its funding program; the Undergraduate Research Experience Program, (UREP).

UREP aims at spreading research culture amongst undergraduate students by engaging them in “hands on” research projects under the guidance of their academic supervisors. UREP also encourages collaboration between academic and non-academic institutions to promote cross-over of expertise between academia and other institutions in Qatar.

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