Funding is a crucial part of the research process. We are thrilled that Qatar Foundation recognizes research funding as an investment in the future, and is therefore committed to financial support through various funding opportunities.
Qatar National Research Fund
Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) was established in 2006 to administer funding for original, competitively selected research in engineering and technology, physical and life sciences, medicine, humanities, social sciences and the arts.
QNRF play a vital role in the development of Qatar's knowledge-based economy: by providing financial support to researchers at all levels, from students to professionals,
in the private, public and academic sectors, they seek to advance knowledge and education on a national, regional and international scale. Further, as part of their overall strategy QNRF aim to foster collaborations within academia and through public private partnership inside and outside of Qatar.
Qatar Foundation envisions research as a catalyst for expanding and diversifying a country's economy; enhancing the education and well-being of its citizens and the
training and development of its workforce. QNRF actively seeks internationally recognized researchers to study topics of regional and global importance; however it is primarily dedicated to funding research in the national interest and fostering improvements
in the health, environment and security for the people of Qatar and the region.
National Priorities Research Program
The mission of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is to advance knowledge
and education by supporting original, competitively selected research. It will provide opportunities for researchers at all levels, from students to professionals, in the private, public, and academic sectors.
For its flagship program, the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP), QNRF
presents a Request for Proposals (RFP).
The National Priorities Research Program is the largest grant funding activity of the
QNRF and the primary means by which the QNRF will seek to address key national, regional, and global needs through research and to pursue research opportunities for which Qatar may have a comparative advantage.
Undergraduate Research Experience Program Objective
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.
The Undergraduate Research Experiences Program (UREP) promotes “Learning by Doing” and “Hands-On” mentorship activities as effective methods for undergraduate education. In addition to a research-based education, students gain experience with team-based research collaboration with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and other undergraduates or research staff in Qatar.
This program supplements existing opportunities and contributes to workforce training and wider participation of women in the economy, by funding activities above and beyond those available through ordinary coursework during the academic year. For example, students may undertake projects during semester and summer breaks.
Qatar Science & Technology Park
Qatar Science & Technology Park is a home for technology-based companies from around the world, and an incubator of start-up enterprises. QSTP provides premises, services and support programs that help organizations to develop and commercialize
their technology. Among its first proud members are EADS, ExxonMobil, GE, Microsoft, Shell and Total. By bringing research and business together, QSTP is spurring the development of Qatar's knowledge economy.