NPRP

National Priorities Research Program (NPRP)

The National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) is an initiative of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) that aims to build human capital in Qatar, fund research to benefit the nation, region, and the world, and raise Qatar's profile within the international research community.

 

SFS-Q NPRP Awards

Faculty members at Georgetown's School of Foreign Service in Qatar have received a number of NPRP awards to study topics of important to Qatar's national development or national interests.

Use the list below to learn about projects that were awarded by NPRP.

Structure of the Nuclear Family in the Wake of Genetic and Reproductive Technologies

2015
Funding source: 
National Priorities Research Program
NPRP ID 8-1478-6-053
Principal Investigator(s): 
affiliate
Mohamed Ghali (Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies)
Status: 
In progressDescription

This project aims to identify research lacunae in current scholarship on new technical variables on contemporary Islamic thought and practice pertaining to the structure of the nuclear family. It will build on several years of original research, which benefited from the research infrastructure...

An Experimental Evaluation of the Returns to Skill Training of Migrant Workers in Qatar

2014
Funding source: 
National Priorities Research Program
NPRP 7-851-5-113
Principal Investigator(s): 
affiliate
David McKenzie
World Bank
Status: 
In progressDescription

This project evaluates the impact of skills training for Filipino migrant workers in Qatar.  International migration offers the prospect for individuals from developing countries to greatly increase their incomes. However, one concern is that migrants working in less skilled occupations may...

Safeguarding Food and Environment in Qatar (SAFE-Q)

2014
Funding source: 
National Priorities Research Program
NPRP ID 7-1103-5-156
Principal Investigator(s): 
affiliate
Emel Aktas
Brunel University
affiliate
Amir Sharif
Brunel University
affiliate
Zahir Irani
Brunel University
affiliate
Samsul Huda
Status: 
In progressDescription

Safeguarding Food and Environment in Qatar (SAFE-Q) is a 3-year joint research project (NPRP 7 - 1103 - 5 - 156) involving Georgetown University in Qatar, Cranfield University and Brunel University in the UK and the University of Western Sydney in Australia. The project is implemented through a...

Assessing the Effectiveness of Interfaith Initiatives

2014
Funding source: 
National Priorities Research Program
NPRP ID 7-585-6-020
Principal Investigator(s): 
affiliate
Ed Kessler
University of Cambridge, Woolf Institute
affiliate
Shana Cohen
University of Cambridge, Woolf Institute
affiliate
Ibrahim Al-Naimi
Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue
Status: 
In progressDescription

This study provides the first cross-country comparison of interfaith initiatives in Qatar, UK and India to determine how best to assess their effectiveness in improving interfaith relations. A multi-national, multi-lingual and multi-faith team of investigators has been assembled to conduct the...

Using Half a Trillion Tweets to Analyze Sentiments in the Arab World

2014
Funding source: 
National Priorities Research Program
NPRP ID 7-1334-6-039
Principal Investigator(s): 
fellow
Mazen El-Mazri
Qatar University
Status: 
In progressDescription

This project recognizes the increased role social media plays in explaining interactions online and offline, and how such interactions contain rich data that can potentially be exploited by scholars due the capacity of the data to revolutionize the way we do research.  The important role the...

Emerging Sectarian Fault-lines and Regional Security in the Arab Revolution

2013
Funding source: 
National Priorities Research Program
NPRP ID 6-028-5-006
Principal Investigator(s): 
faculty
affiliate
Shahram Akbarzadeh
University of Deakin
affiliate
Luciano Zaccara (Qatar University)
Status: 
CompletedDescription

With colleagues at the University of Deakin, this project assesses the extent to which religious discourse is an integral part of identity politics in the Middle East, and/or is instrumentalised for political gain. It analyzes the relationship between internal and external dynamics in the Arab...

Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics

2013
Funding source: 
National Priorities Research Program
NPRP ID 5-1390-6-043
Principal Investigator(s): 
Status: 
In progressDescription

Drawing on their foundational work for a previous NPRP grant, the research team embarked on an ambitious project to develop the first Encyclopedia of Islamic Bioethics (EIB). Based on their exhaustive review of the large and diverse body of literature in this evolving area, the team incorporates...

Domestic Effects of International Human Rights Treaty Ratification in the Member States of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

2012
Funding source: 
National Priorities Research Program
NPRP ID 5-804-5-123
Principal Investigator(s): 
affiliate
Başak Çali
Status: 
In progressDescription

Welcome! Here you can learn about research exploring the processes of ratification and domestic effects of human rights treaties in the states of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC). This initiative is a joint venture between Georgetown University SFS-Q, Koc University...

Science Productivity, Higher Education Development, and the Knowledge Society

2012
Funding source: 
National Priorities Research Program
NPRP ID 5-1021-5-159
Principal Investigator(s): 
affiliate
David P. Baker
Pennsylvania State University
affiliate
Justin J.W. Powell
Martin Luther Universitat Halle-Wittenberg
faculty
affiliate
Manfred Stock
Martin Luther Universitat Halle-Wittenberg
affiliate
Kazunori Shima
Hiroshima University
affiliate
Liang Zhang
Pennslyvania University
affiliate
Robert D. Reisz
affiliate
Yuan-Chih Fu
affiliate
Seung Wan Nam
affiliate
Jennifer Dusdal
staff
Roshi Moeini
student
Leena Nady Mohammad (SFS-Q'15)
student
Atul Menon (SFS-Q '15)
student
Hisham Hassan (SFS-Q '15)
Status: 
In progressDescription

In partnership with researchers at SFS-Qatar, the Pennsylvania State University in the U.S., the University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany, the University of Hiroshima in Japan, and the University of Luxembourg, this multi-national project is a comparative analysis of the influence of higher...

Conflict Resolution by Qatar and Saudi Arabia: New Roles in Regional Diplomacy

2009
Funding source: 
National Priorities Research Program
NPRP ID 08-003-5-001
Principal Investigator(s): 
fellow
Katja Niethammer
Status: 
CompletedDescription

This research addressed four key questions with regards to Saudi Arabia and Qatar’s proactive engagement in regional diplomacy and conflict resolution. Firstly, the underlying reasons behind Saudi and Qatari efforts at regional conflict resolution. Secondly, the modus operandi employed by each...

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NPRP Funding

The National Priorities Research Program funding cycle occurs once yearly, and opens for submission in the Fall of each year. The application is through an online system, and involves the completion of several sections.