CWSP

Conference and Workshop Program Funding (CWSP)

The Conference and Workshop Sponsorship Program (CWSP) is an initiative of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) that aims to promote collaboration between researchers in Qatar with their peers and colleagues, both at home and abroad, by exposing researchers and students to new research directions, findings, and education techniques. The grant allows for the convening of meetings of relevant experts to discuss matters of significance to Qatar’s national interests, and provides an excellent opportunity for faculty and students to expand their research projects.

Applicants are required to possess a terminal degree in the field of relevance to the application, however a PhD is not necessary.For further information about the CWSP, see the dedicated Georgetown SFS-Qatar webpage here.

 

SFS-Q CWSP Awards

Faculty members at Georgetown's School of Foreign Service in Qatar have received a number of CWSP awards to promote topics of importance to Qatar's national development or national interests. For details of previous SFS-Qatar CWSP projects, visit our dedicated  CWSP Awards webpage.

 

Overcoming Sectarian Fault Lines After the Arab Revolutions, 6th-7th November 2014

Funding source:
Conference and Workshop Sponsorship Program
CWSP 2-W-0414-14046

Principal Investigator(s): 

  • Mark Farha

Description
"Overcoming Sectarian Fault Lines after the Arab Spring" took place from November 6 to November 7, 2014. The conference was made possible by the Qatar National Research Fund's (QNRF) Conference and Workshop Sponsorship Program. The event was co-sponsored by Prof. Mark Farha and Qatar University's Gulf Studies Program. The workshop, which seeked to explore the implications of sectarian fault lines in depth, was attended by top regional and international scholars and key figures in Qatar. A major outcome of this conference will be the publication of a research book.

 


The Human Person: Challenges for Science, Religion and Governance, 3rd- 4th March 2014

Funding source:
Conference and Workshop Sponsorship Program
CWSP-C-075

Principal Investigator(s): 

  • Ayman Shabana
  • Frieda Wiebe

Description
This two-day conference sought to promote knowledge and greater understanding of often controversial issues surrounding bioethical topics, and to encourage dialogue and collaboration among researchers and scholars from a wide range of backgrounds and from various parts of the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. Organization of the event was shared by the SFS-Q Islamic Bioethics Project, The Contending Modernities Project at the University of Notre Dame, and by George Mason University. For further information on the Islamic Bioethics Project at SFS-Q visit the dedicated Islamic Bioethics website. 

This conference built on the existing Islamic Bioethics Project at Georgetown University in Qatar, which started in 2009 with an NPRP research grant from QNRF entitled, “Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics (IMSE)” and was followed by a subsequent NPRP grant from QNRF entitled, “Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics”. 


Islam Bioethics: The Interplay of Islam and the West, 24th – 25th June 2012

Funding source:
Conference and Workshop Sponsorship Program
CWSP-C-025

Principal Investigator(s): 
Ayman Shabana
Frieda Wiebe

Description
After bringing together the writings of major Islamic thinkers and theorists in the first two years a QNRF funded, NPRP project entitled “Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics (IMSE),” this conference created the opportunity for direct conversation between experts working on bioethics in the West and in the Islamic world.  The aim of the conference was to bring visibility both to the IMSE project and to Qatar’s already significant role in supporting bioethical research and deliberation, as well as create and foster understanding among attendees about those ethical issues in contemporary science and medicine that are most compelling to people both within and outside of the Islamic community.  Based on select papers that were presented at the conference a thematic section was published in one of the leading international journals in this field: Zygon Journal of Religion and Science (September 2013 issue). Moreover, it also inspired another three-year project (2012-2015) with funding from QNRF to continue the development of the collection and to compile the world’s firstEncyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics. For further information on the Islamic Bioethics Project at SFS-Q visit the dedicatedIslamic Bioethics website.


The State and Innovation in the Gulf

Funding source:
Conference and Workshop Sponsorship Program
CWSP-W-077

Principal Investigator(s): 

  • Mehran Kamrava

Description
The proposed workshop was a 2 day event that provided a platform for dialogue and analysis on the subject of regional innovation, contributed to the emerging body of knowledge on the topic, and enhanced interaction between local and international researchers.  The workshop proposed to discuss the establishment of state-driven initiatives to create future knowledge-based industries across the region and sought to discuss related topics including; the state and knowledge based economies, imported universities and knowledge transfer in the GCC, innovation cities in the GCC, education reform initiatives in the GCC, and state and tourism in the region. 

This project was awarded by QNRF in 2013, but was declined.

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Apply to CWSP

Application is through an online system, and involves the completion of several sections including, among others: project description, timeline, project plan and budget.

Click here to see the CWSP funding cycle timeline