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Qatar National Research Fund

Qatar National Research Fund

The Qatar Foundation (QF) established Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) in 2006 as part of its ongoing commitment to establish Qatar as a knowledge-based economy. QF views research as essential to national and regional growth, as the means to diversify the nation’s economy, enhance educational offerings and develop areas that affect the community, such as health and environment.

Qatar National Research Fund’s mission is to advance knowledge and education by supporting original, competitively selected research in all fields of sciences, with emphasis on, Energy and Environment, Computer Sciences and ICT, Health and Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.




  • Conference and Workshop Sponsorship Program

    Aims to connect researchers in Qatar to their peers and colleagues, both at home and abroad, by exposing researchers or students to new research directions, findings, and education techniques.

  • Qatar-UK Research Networking Program – QNRF & British Council Cooperation

    Provides support to bring together a Qatar-UK bilateral cohort of early career researchers to take part in workshops focusing on building links for future collaboration and enhancing the researchers’ career opportunities.

  • Best Representative Image of an Outcome

    Aims to encourage researchers to tap into their artistic side by using stimulating images and visuals to communicate the outcomes of their QNRF-funded research to a wider audience, including the general public.

  • Technology Development Fund

    Provides gap funding for early-stage to further develop promising technologies to increase their commercialization potential.