Posted on March 25, 2013

Qatar Science Leadership Program (QSLP), the nation’s leading science and research management program, will be hosting an information session for those interested in pursuing a career in this prestigious field. To be held on 28 March at Texas A&M University from 11am to 1pm, the event will provide attendees with the opportunity to understand the programme elements in their entirety, including track options, application criteria and relevant dates for enrollment in the 2013 programme. 

Wyatt Hume

“QSLP is proving to be valuable to the research enterprise in Qatar,” said Dr Wyatt Hume, Director of Education, Training & Development at Qatar Foundation’s Research Division. 

“Talented individuals are undertaking Masters and Doctoral studies abroad. They will make substantial contributions to research & development when they return to work. Others are developing skills as research administrators and science advocates and communicators through the QSLP Management Track. I am most impressed by the quality of these individuals. QSLP will continue to expand as more people join the programme, especially now that it is extended both into the undergraduate and postdoctoral years.”

Dr Abdelali Haoudi, Executive Director, Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI) stated that the institute has benefitted from QSLP trainees who have served in our project management. “Because of the structure of QSLP, with trainees moving from one research area to another, QSLP members bring a diversity of experience and fresh ideas,” he said.

“The trainees also benefit from training provided by senior experts at QBRI. This is important because scientific inquiry needs to be monitored and evaluated on an ongoing basis. The valuable experience they gain enhances their professional value and helps contribute towards the creation of a knowledge-based society in Qatar.”

Abdul Sattar Al-Taie

QSLP now offers Qataris four tracks to applicants. The Research Undergraduate Track caters for undergraduates who are keen to pursue higher education in scientific research fields. The Research Management Track allows trainees to gain hands-on experience of critical areas relating to different aspects of research management. Meanwhile, the Research Scientist Track is tailored for Qataris who want to pursue Masters or PhD degrees in areas that will develop Qatar’s economic and scientific footprint, and the Research Postdoctoral Track trains Qataris to champion specific areas of scientific investigation that are of strategic importance to Qatar and the wider MENA region. The programme focuses on the country’s core research areas of Health and Biomedicine, Energy and Environment, Computing and Information Technology, Behavioural and Social Sciences, and Humanities.

The information session will be a valuable opportunity to find out more about QSLP. To register, please send an email to: qslp.info@qf.org.qa. For more information about the program, please visit www.qslp.org or call +974 4454 0541

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