QNRF Newsletter Archive

New funding opportunities launched to support graduate students and postdocs

Funding opportunities for advanced research have increased with the new programs launched by QNRF.
During the last quarter, QNRF has launched two new funding programs designed to plug the gap between its Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) and the Junior Scientist Research Experience Program (JSREP).

The first, the Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA), has been designed to support grad students in their quest to earn a PhD. By offering a support system that encourages research-based studies, QNRF hopes to attract the best and the brightest graduate students to Qatar to undertake one of the three QNRF approved PhD programs currently available in the country. The QNRF webpage on GSRA gives further details and interested candidates are encouraged to download and thoroughly digest the Request for Proposal (RFP) from QNRF’s site prior to applying.

The second new program, the Post-Doctoral Research Award, (PDRA) targets those who are at a more advanced stage of their research careers and, again, full details are posted on http://www.qnrf.org/funding_programs/pdra/.

In both cases, whilst the primary function is to build human capital, each program will also seek to support the goals of Qatar National Research Strategy, which itself is aligned with the objectives set out in Qatar National Vision 2030. Overall, these two new programs complement QNRF’s existing suite of programs and serve to position Qatar as a key research centre within the global research community.

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