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Funded Projects

UCQ has a number of active projects funded by the Qatar National Research Fund as well as other funding sources. A summary of all awards granted to UCQ since 2009 in both the Undergraduate Research Experience (UREP) and the National Priority Research (NPRP) Programs in addition to active/completed projects can be found below.

Summary of Total Awards to UCQ

Year UREP (n=14) NPRP (n=4) Total (n=17)
2009 $179,924 $0 $179,924
2010 $180,000 $1,010,317 $1,190,317
2011 $36,000 $600,000 $636,000
2012 $60,000 $800,451.75 $860,452
2013 $99,626 $929,292.78 $1,028,919
2014 $139,965 $0 $139,965
Total $695,515 $3,340,062 $4,035,577

Summary of Awards to UCQ by Funding Program

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

Active NPRP Projects

NPRP 09 - 270 - 3 - 050 Stigma towards mental disorders in patients, families and health care professionals in Qatar: A cross sectional mixed methods study
NPRP 09 - 261 - 3 - 059 Factors Influence Breast Cancer Screening Practices Amongst Arabic Women Living in the State of Qatar
NPRP 05 - 106 - 3 - 025 Exploring Depression Amongst Cardiovascular Patients Living in the State of Qatar
NPRP 06 - 049 - 3 - 009 Fostering Active Living and Healthy Eating
NPRP 04 - 693 - 3 - 197 Implementing Inter-Professional Undergraduate Health Professional programs Health Care Education in Qatar

QNRF seeks to stimulate a broad array of undergraduate research opportunities within Education City and Qatar University through faculty- and other researcher-led projects involving one or more students. This program will supplement existing opportunities and contribute to workforce training and the wider participation of women in the economy by funding activities above and beyond those available through ordinary coursework during the academic year. For example, students may undertake projects during semester and summer breaks

Current UREP Projects

UREP 16 - 018 - 3 - 007 Understanding Student Evaluations of Teaching (SETs) in Qatar A Nursing Educators’ Perspective
UREP 16 - 089 - 3 - 020 An exploratory study of the experience of Qatari adolescents attending international secondary schools in Qatar
UREP 17 - 031 - 3 - 007 Examining climatic influence on the respiratory health of Qatar residents: A comparative analysis between winter and summer months
UREP 17 - 043 - 3 - 010 The Transitional Experience of Post-Diploma Nurses Returning to Study for an Undergraduate Nursing Degree in Qatar
UREP 18 - 134 - 3 - 029 The perceived obstacles and motivators to student success in a post-secondary EFL setting in Qatar

Completed UREP Projects

UREP 10 - 018 - 3 - 004The design, delivery and evaluation of a global health education-research program focused on maternal-child health
UREP 12 - 111 - 3 - 017Exploring professional intervention and support for breastfeeding practices in the primary health care centers in Qatar
UREP 14 - 027 - 3 – 012A retrospective study examining climatic influence on the respiratory health of Qatar residents
UREP 14 - 039 - 3 - 017Developing a corpus of verbal clinical Nursing instruction
UREP 08 - 036 - 6 - 002 Assessing English Language Placement Tests for Use in Qatari Post-Secondary Institutions
International learning styles of post-secondary students in Qatar
UREP 07 - 085 - 3 -017 Strengthening Primary Health Care Nursing in Qatar: Preliminary Pilot Studies
Exploring ways to assist patients in Qatar dealing/cope with chronic illness.
Neuroscience Nursing in Qatar: Descriptive Exploratory Study of Practice and Educational Needs
Exploring Factors Influence Lifestyle Risk Behaviours Associated with Cardiovascular Diseases Amongst Qatari Women
Contextual Factors Influence Breast Feeding Practices in the State of Qatar

The following projects are funding by Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Research Centre and the Academic Health System (AHS):

Title Year Principal Investigator Funding Body
Integrated Interprofessional Healthcare Education 2013 Kim Critchley
Jason Hickey
AHS/HMC
A Multifactor Examination of Nurses Job Satisfaction in Rumailah Hospital 2013 Christine Ou
Isabelle Kelly
Hamad Research Centre

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