Overview of Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS) & Fund (QNRF)
<ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>QF  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>QNRS  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>QNRF   </li></ul></...
QF Overview <ul><li>Qatar Foundation Background </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1995 by His Highness the Emir </li></ul><ul><...
Qatar: Economic Context <ul><li>Qatar is an emerging leader in energy, research, politics and human development </li></ul>...
Gulf Economies Source: IMF, September 2006 GDP per capita
QF Overview <ul><li>QF Mission and Vision </li></ul><ul><li>“ Qatar Foundation is guided by the principle that a nation’s ...
QF Overview <ul><li>QF Innovation, Science, Technology and Research  </li></ul><ul><li>Entities   </li></ul><ul><li>Qatar ...
QF/Education City <ul><li>Weill Cornell Medical  </li></ul><ul><li>College in Qatar </li></ul><ul><li>Medical school </li>...
QF Overview <ul><li>QF Innovation, Science, Technology and Research  </li></ul><ul><li>Entities   </li></ul><ul><li>Qatar ...
Phase 1
QF Overview <ul><li>QF Innovation, Science, Technology and Research  </li></ul><ul><li>Entities   </li></ul><ul><li>Qatar ...
Qatar National Research Fund <ul><li>Vision  </li></ul><ul><li>The Qatar Foundation envisions research as a catalyst for e...
Qatar National Research Fund <ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>QNRF will lead the strategic development of a national rese...
Qatar National Research Fund <ul><li>QNRF Goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build national human potential by using research fun...
Qatar National Research Strategy QNRS <ul><li>Overview of QNRS </li></ul><ul><li>QNRF is entrusted with the implementation...
QNRS - Research Areas Education <ul><li>Methods / systems </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict Resoluti...
QNRF Programs <ul><li>Current   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) </li></ul></ul><ul>...
QNRF Programs <ul><li>Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging undergraduates und...
QNRF Programs <ul><li>UREP Grants   </li></ul><ul><li>Two Cycles per year   </li></ul><ul><li>A total budget per student u...
QNRF Programs UREP Statistics $5,716,500 $1,550,000 57 60 155 80 4 th $1,408,000 48 42 127 80 3 rd $1,436,500 62 51 132 75...
National Priorities Research Program NPRP <ul><li>Overview of NPRP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>QNRF’s largest grant funding acti...
NPRP <ul><li>Benefits of NPRP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Service to Qatar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration and sustaina...
NPRP <ul><li>Project Design and Program Eligibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encouraging multi-year, multi-disciplinary, and ...
NPRP <ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Grants of up to a maximum of US$250,000 per project per  </li></ul><ul><li>year. </...
NPRP <ul><li>Proposal Evaluation Process: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 international peer reviewers per proposal </li></ul></ul...
NPRP-1 st  Cycle Winning Proposals   24,879,477.00 2,396,473.40   2,076,495.00   3,433,192.00   9,301,258.23   3,600,506.3...
شكــرًا لإصغائكم     Thank You for    Your Attention   Dr. Abdul Sattar Al-Taie    Director, QNRF
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  1. 1. Overview of Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS) & Fund (QNRF)
  2. 2. <ul><li>Overview </li></ul><ul><ul><li>QF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>QNRS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>QNRF </li></ul></ul><ul><li>QNRF Programs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UREP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NPRP </li></ul></ul>Outline
  3. 3. QF Overview <ul><li>Qatar Foundation Background </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 1995 by His Highness the Emir </li></ul><ul><li>Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani </li></ul><ul><li>Chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah </li></ul><ul><li>bint Nasser Al-Missnad </li></ul><ul><li>An independent, chartered, nonprofit organization </li></ul><ul><li>committed to the development of Qatar and its </li></ul><ul><li>people </li></ul>
  4. 4. Qatar: Economic Context <ul><li>Qatar is an emerging leader in energy, research, politics and human development </li></ul><ul><li>World’s third largest gas reserves, and will soon be the biggest producer of LNG and GTL fuels </li></ul><ul><li>Despite a population less than 1 million, $133 billion of projects are planned </li></ul><ul><li>Situated in the centre of the Gulf </li></ul><ul><li>Model for human development, investing heavily in education and science </li></ul><ul><li>Stable, secure and excellent international relations. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Gulf Economies Source: IMF, September 2006 GDP per capita
  6. 6. QF Overview <ul><li>QF Mission and Vision </li></ul><ul><li>“ Qatar Foundation is guided by the principle that a nation’s true </li></ul><ul><li>wealth is its people. Our goal is to develop that human potential: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by creating a network of centers committed to delivering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>first-rate education, supporting science and research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and promoting community development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>by partnering with world-class educational and research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>by building a unique Education City, featuring state-of- </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the-art technology and facilities, that is a hub for the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>creating, sharing and finding practical uses of knowledge” </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. QF Overview <ul><li>QF Innovation, Science, Technology and Research </li></ul><ul><li>Entities </li></ul><ul><li>Qatar Foundation supports a network of centers and </li></ul><ul><li>partnerships with elite institutions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Education City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. QF/Education City <ul><li>Weill Cornell Medical </li></ul><ul><li>College in Qatar </li></ul><ul><li>Medical school </li></ul><ul><li>Texas A&M University </li></ul><ul><li>at Qatar </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering (4 streams) </li></ul><ul><li>Georgetown University </li></ul><ul><li>in Qatar </li></ul><ul><li>Foreign service </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia Commonwealth </li></ul><ul><li>University Qatar </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic, fashion and </li></ul><ul><li>Interior Design </li></ul><ul><li>Northwestern University </li></ul><ul><li>Qatar </li></ul><ul><li>Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Carnegie Mellon Qatar </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul>
  9. 9. QF Overview <ul><li>QF Innovation, Science, Technology and Research </li></ul><ul><li>Entities </li></ul><ul><li>Qatar Foundation supports a network of centers and </li></ul><ul><li>partnerships with elite institutions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Education City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Phase 1
  11. 11. QF Overview <ul><li>QF Innovation, Science, Technology and Research </li></ul><ul><li>Entities </li></ul><ul><li>Qatar Foundation supports a network of centers and </li></ul><ul><li>partnerships with elite institutions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Education City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Qatar National Research Fund <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Qatar National Research Fund <ul><li>Mission </li></ul><ul><li>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. Its tasks would address the following specific roles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Infrastructure Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Workforce Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research Project Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research and Technology Commercialization and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IP Management </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Qatar National Research Fund <ul><li>QNRF Goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build national human potential by using research funding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>and other activities to accelerate development of </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities for education and training in basic and </li></ul><ul><li>applied research in Qatar; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fund research that focuses on related national needs; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raise Qatar’s international profile in research and expand </li></ul></ul><ul><li>non-QNRF funding. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Qatar National Research Strategy QNRS <ul><li>Overview of QNRS </li></ul><ul><li>QNRF is entrusted with the implementation of the Qatar </li></ul><ul><li>National Research Strategy (QNRS). </li></ul><ul><li>Main drivers for QNRS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Support for existing industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diversification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>International Recognition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improving Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of Life </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. QNRS - Research Areas Education <ul><li>Methods / systems </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict Resolution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robotics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Machine Translation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oil and Gas </li></ul><ul><li>Petrochemicals </li></ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Aviation Operations </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Air </li></ul><ul><li>Ecology </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Regional history, culture, law, political science </li></ul><ul><li>Islam & Share’ah </li></ul>Arts and Humanities QNRS Public Policy / Management Sciences Health and Social Sciences <ul><li>Obesity </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular </li></ul><ul><li>Diabetes </li></ul>Industry Environment ICT
  17. 17. QNRF Programs <ul><li>Current </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Priorities Research Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biannual National Research Survey </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tasked </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workshops, Conferences, and Short Courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distinguished Fellowships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide an outreach service to institutions in Qatar to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>facilitate application of research results </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. QNRF Programs <ul><li>Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging undergraduates under the mentorship of faculty members in all education institutions in Qatar on research projects related to Qatar’s national needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting “Learning by doing” and “Hands-On” research activities as effective methods for undergraduate education. </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. QNRF Programs <ul><li>UREP Grants </li></ul><ul><li>Two Cycles per year </li></ul><ul><li>A total budget per student up to $10,000 may include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A $4000 student stipend. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A $2000 faculty stipend per student for mentorship </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>activities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to an additional $4000 for: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>purchasing and maintaining supplies and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>equipment; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>travel for research and participation in conferences; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>and/or publishing. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. QNRF Programs UREP Statistics $5,716,500 $1,550,000 57 60 155 80 4 th $1,408,000 48 42 127 80 3 rd $1,436,500 62 51 132 75 2 nd $1,322,000 60 61 119 70 1 st Amount of Awards Success Rate Number of Proposals Number of Students Threshold Grade Cycle
  21. 21. National Priorities Research Program NPRP <ul><li>Overview of NPRP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>QNRF’s largest grant funding activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeking to address key national, regional, and global needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>through research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pursuing research opportunities for which Qatar has a comparative advantage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supporting research in all disciplines: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Sciences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Life Sciences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social Sciences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering and Technology </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The Arts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Humanities </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. NPRP <ul><li>Benefits of NPRP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Service to Qatar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration and sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Merit-based research awards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active publication, promotion and outreach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Furthering research culture in Qatar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expand knowledge in Qatar and about Qatar </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. NPRP <ul><li>Project Design and Program Eligibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encouraging multi-year, multi-disciplinary, and multi- </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>institutional projects, as well as small individual projects. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encouraging partnerships between campuses and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>academic and non-academic organizations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One Principal Investigator (PI) must reside in Qatar. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate with accredited research organizations in other parts of the world. </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. NPRP <ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Grants of up to a maximum of US$250,000 per project per </li></ul><ul><li>year. </li></ul><ul><li>Research expenses that may be funded include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compensation of staff if their salary is not already covered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equipment and material purchases, repair and maintenance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conferences & research-related travel costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Publication and communication costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Translation costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special training </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. NPRP <ul><li>Proposal Evaluation Process: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>5 international peer reviewers per proposal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proposals will be evaluated on: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technical merit </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Track record of research teams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Responsiveness to national interest of Qatar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriateness of budget </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation plan </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. NPRP-1 st Cycle Winning Proposals 24,879,477.00 2,396,473.40 2,076,495.00 3,433,192.00 9,301,258.23 3,600,506.33 3,321,552.04 750,000.00 Total Fund USD 47 Total 5 Social Sciences . 7 Physical Sciences & Environment 3 Public Policies & management Sciences 15 Industry & Engineering 7 Health & Biosciences 9 Computer Science & IT 1 Arts and Humanities # of Awarded Proposals BIN
  27. 27. شكــرًا لإصغائكم Thank You for Your Attention Dr. Abdul Sattar Al-Taie Director, QNRF
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