Qatar National Research Fund. October, 2009 Dr. Abdul Sattar Al-Taie, Executive Director, QNRF. Outline. Overview Qatar Foundation (QF) Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS) Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) QNRF Programs & Activities National Priorities Research Program
Qatar National Research Fund
Dr. Abdul Sattar Al-Taie,
Executive Director, QNRF
for Education, Science and Community Development
An independent, chartered, nonprofit organization committed to the development of Qatar and its people.
Founded in 1995 by HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani.
Chairperson: HH Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned.
QF Mission and Vision:
“Qatar Foundation is guided by the principle that a nation’s true
wealth is its people. Our goal is to develop that human potential:
first-rate education, supporting science and research
and promoting community development.
QF Innovation, Science, Technology and Research Entities.
QF supports a network of centers and
partnerships with elite institutions:
Qatar Science Technology Park
Sidra Medical and Research Centre
Faculty of Islamic Studies
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
Georgetown University in Qatar
Carnegie Mellon Qatar
Texas A&M University
Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar
Overview of QNRS:
QF is entrusted with the implementation of the Qatar
National Research Strategy (QNRS) whose main drivers are:
QF Research - Long Term Vision
Phase 1: Pursuit of Cutting Edge Science
Building Qatar’s strength from Day 1 progressing in parallel
Phase 2: Position Qatar as Major Regional Contributor of Science
Advance the national ability to become a major contributor of science and technology at regional stage and position among the world leaders in patent filings
Phase 3: Become A Magnet for Innovative R&D Worldwide
Achieve significant advancement in niche areas of research and ensure this step forward becomes the growth sectors of tomorrow
QF Model for Research Integration and Coordination
Qatar Business & Research Organizations
Qatar Governmental Institutions
Research Innovation Portfolio
Hamad Medical Corporation
for Energy &
The Qatar Foundation envisions research as a catalyst for expanding and diversifying the country's economy; enhancing the education of its citizens and the training of its workforce; and fostering improvements in the health, well-being, environment, and security of its own people and those of the region.
QNRF will lead the strategic development of a national research enterprise within Qatar. It is required to work in close cooperation with government ministries and departments that have a legitimate interest in the research enterprise of Qatar.
Qatar National Research Fund
and other activities to accelerate development of
opportunities for education and training in basic and
applied research in Qatar.
The QNRF seeks to stimulate a broad array of undergraduate research opportunities in Education City and Qatar University through faculty- and other researcher-led projects involving one or more students inside Qatar.
The (UREP) promotes “Learning by Doing” mentorship activities as effective methods for undergraduate education. Students gain experience with team-based research collaboration with faculty, graduate students, and other undergraduates or research staff.
The BNRS is intended to be the national repository of research activities, including data collection efforts, findings, and scientific and technical publications in Qatar.
So far the following has been achieved:
Overview of NPRP:
Benefits of NPRP:
Conditions that must be met:
Statistical Analysis Funding
Notifying Ineligible Proposals
Receiving Complementary Documents For Funded Projects
FMA Signing and Disbursement Of Funds
QF EBOD Approval
Award Notification (RO/LPI)
1st & 2nd NPRP Cycles General Statistics
Distribution of Proposals per Disciplines
QNRF website ( www.qnrf.org )
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