Research & Innovation Services

Qatar National Research Fund

National Priorities Research Programme (NPRP)

Expected Letter of Intent Deadline: Mid Sept 2016. Expected Full Submission Deadline: Early January 2016.

This program is intended to support the overarching goal of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) in fostering a research culture in Qatar by encouraging the local population to embrace Research & Development (R&D) as a vocation. The grants offered through the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) will:

  • Build human capital in Qatar
  • Fund research to benefit the nation, the region, and the world
  • Raise Qatar’s profile within the international research community

NPRP is the flagship funding program of QNRF. Every year it funds proposals ranging in value from US$ 20,000 to US$ 300,000 annually, for research project periods of one, two or three years. QNRF will fund research and development at all levels and across all disciplines with emphasis on the four pillars of the Qatar National Research Strategy:

  • Energy and Environment
  • Computer Sciences and ICT
  • Health and life Sciences
  • Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities

To take part you must have a collaborator at a designated Research Organisation (RO) within Qatar (preferably with them as the lead) as the Qatar RO have to submit the proposal. At least 50% of the research days must be conducted inside Qatar and 65% of the budget must be spent in Qatar.

Further information

If you have a collaborator within Qatar and are interested in this call, please contact:
Dr Gillian Overend, Research and Innovation Services.
Email: Tel: 01225 38 3445.