21 Mar 2018 – 10:16
DOHA: Nominations have been opened yesterday for the 5th ORYX GTL Student Awards for the advancement of post-graduate education in Qatar, which recognises outstanding masters and PhD students in energy field who are instrumental to Qatar’s transformation into a knowledge based economy in line with its National Vision 2030.
The ORYX GTL Student Awards celebrates outstanding young Qatari individuals destined to be the country’s future industry and academic leaders.
It recognises role models and is focused on celebrating the Importance of building post graduate education capacity in Qatar.
The awards highlights the importance of building a larger and stronger post-graduate community of energy specialists in Qatar. ORYX GTL welcomes nominations of high quality candidates from stake-holders and students in industry and academia, along with an explanation of how the candidates’ re-search supports Qatar’s national goals.
Qatar hosts more tier-one US universities than any other country in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). There are 6 Tier-1 US Universities in Qatar, which have largely been championed by the non-profit organisation, Qatar Foundation. The foundation has also worked over the last two decades to develop frameworks that unlock human potential and boost the number of home-grown academics.
The criteria for PhD award nomination: One must be a Qatari national or Qatari-based and studied in Qatar for a period of 10 consecutive years; near completion of PhD or a recent PhD graduate in an energy-related field, candidate demonstrates potential to be a future thought leader in the energy industry in Qatar; PhD dissertation should be relevant to Qatar; extra weight given to doctorate research that would have a clear impact on the advancement of industry; candidate demonstrates the intention of working in Qatar
Masters award nomination criteria: Qatari National or Qatar-based and Qatar-educated for a period of 10 consecutive years; near completion of Masters or a recent Masters graduate in an energy-related field (Degree must have been completed within the past two years); candidate demonstrates potential to be a future thought leader in the energy industry in Qatar; current or planned involvement in energy-related research in Qatar; candidate demonstrates the intention of working in Qatar; extra weight will be given to those with intent to pursue a PhD; exemplary Undergraduate and Graduate grades
Intending candidates can submit their applications to Stephanie Gatdula: [email protected]