Vision & Mission
In response to the national needs of the State of Qatar, Qatar Foundation has set forth an ambitious vision of research and its benefits:
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.
In striving toward this vision, Qatar will distinguish itself within the region and world as a cosmopolitan nation that embraces scholarly excellence, innovation, creativity, inclusiveness, and merit.
The mission of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) directly supports this vision:
QNRF will advance knowledge and education by supporting original, competitively selected research in physical, life, and social sciences; engineering and technology; the arts; and humanities. It will provide opportunities for researchers at all levels, from students to professionals, in the private, public, and academic sectors.
Programs and projects funded by QNRF have the potential to generate multiple benefits for Qatar:
- Research results will help to improve education and health, spur technological innovation and adoption, conserve vital natural assets, and create intellectual property.
- Research-based education will place students in a discovery-oriented environment, expose them to the cutting edge of knowledge, and give them intellectual and problem-solving skills that will prepare them for leadership roles in business, government, the arts, and other sectors of life in Qatar.
- A better-educated and well-trained work force of men and women will provide a strong foundation for a broader economic base and the growth of new enterprise in Qatar.