TTO Duyuru: Launch of QNRF/ TÜBITAK Academia-Industry Cooperation Joint Call on “Smart Cities”

Değerli Hocalarımız,

Ülkemizle Katar arasındaki işbirliği protokolü çerçevesinde Katar Ulusal Araştırma Fonu tarafından açılan Akıllı Şehirler çağrısını ilgilerinize sunuyorum. 3 yıla ve 250 bin dolara kadar destek veren bu program güzel işbirlikleri geliştirmek için katkı sağlayacaktır. Bu destekle ilgili destek almak için Esra Ağralı arkadaşımıza ulaşabilirsiniz ([email protected], dahili: 1636).

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), in collaboration with the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), is pleased to announce the launch of the third cycle of their joint funding program on Academia – Industry Cooperation on Smart Cities. 

In this call, QNRF will fund up to US $250,000 per project per year for up to 3 years whereas TÜBITAK will fund up to 4 million Turkish Liras (excl. overhead and Project Incentive Premium (PIP)) per project. QNRF and TÜBİTAK will cover the costs of their respective country’s teams.

The proposal must be within one or more of the following research priority areas;

  • Smart Energy
  • Smart Environment
  • Smart Healthcare
  • Smart Logistics
  • Smart Security
  • Smart Sport
  • Smart Transportation

Smart Transportation It is a prerequisite that proposals include the participation of at least one Qatari research institution/university and one Turkish research institution/university/training and research hospital, as well as, at least one Turkish commercial company and one Qatari commercial company or research end user for Academia-Industry Cooperation proposals as submitting and collaborative institutions. Turkish and Qatar-based teams must each be led by a Lead Principal Investigator (LPI).

How to apply?

  1. The Qatar – based LPI needs to register with QNRF through
  2. Project coordinator needs to be identified to be either the Qatar-based LPI or the Turkey-based LPI and will be responsible for coordinating the joint application.
  3. Turkey and Qatar-based LPs will prepare their joint application offline and each of them will submit it online to their respective funding agencies.

Important dates

We have created a LinkedIn group titled, ‘Smart Cities (Joint Call)’ as a communication tool for participants from Qatar and Turkey to interact with each other and explore possible ways of collaboration. Thus, we would like to encourage you to join this group if you are looking for partners for this call.

The CFP and the timeline are available on

For any inquiry regarding the Qatar-based team, please use QNRF’s Support link at For any inquiry regarding the Turkish team and the electronic proposal submission process, please send an email to [email protected].

QNRF Programs Team

Qatar National Research Fund