For the Scientific & Research Community

We aim to enhance research and development in Kuwait by funding carefully selected scientific research proposals and building the capacity of the research community. We also celebrate scientific achievements by awarding various prizes to Kuwaiti and Arab scientists worldwide. Furthermore, We collaborate with renowned international institutions to facilitate cooperation with local scientists and researchers.

In recognition of the importance of celebrating scientific achievements and honoring Kuwaiti and Arab researchers and academics, KFAS provides several awards with an objective to honor accomplished researchers and inspire younger generations to pursue scientific careers in order to become the next generation of scholars and leaders advancing their societies.

Scientific Production Prize

Established in 1988 in an initiative by His Highness the late Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah - May God rest his soul – to encourage research intensity in Kuwait by recognizing distinguished Kuwaitis holding a PhD who are accomplished producers of scientific papers. The prize, which amounts to KD 10,000 per field has grown over time to include 6 fields annually.

The Prize fields are:

  • Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Physics – Chemistry – Geology – Mathematics – Statistics – Computer Sciences and other majors.
  • Engineering Sciences: Agricultural Engineering – Chemical Engineering – Civil Engineering – Electrical Engineering – Industrial Engineering – Mechanical Engineering – Petroleum Engineering and other majors.
  • Biological Sciences: Botany – Embryology – Zoology – Entomology – Biochemistry – Agronomy and Animal Science (including Veterinary Science – Diary production – Poultry production – Livestock and Pisciculture – Agricultural Chemistry – Plant pathology – Horticulture) and other majors.
  • Medical Sciences and Allied Health Sciences : Anatomy – Pharmacology – Physiology – Microbiology – Pathology – Internal Medicine – Gynecology and Obstetrics – Pediatrics – Psychiatry – Radiotherapy – Surgery – Dentistry – Ophthalmology – Microbiology and other majors.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities: Anthropology – Psychology – Sociology – Political Sciences – History – Geography – Pedagogy – Arabic Language – Foreign Languages – Philosophy – Law – Islamic Law and other majors.
  • Administration and Economics:  Business Administration – Marketing – Industrial Management – Finance and Investment – Accounting – Economics – Insurance – Public Administration and other majors.

Conditions and Requirements

  1. The applicant should be a Kuwaiti national.
  2. The applicant should not exceed 45 years of age.
  3. The applicant should be a current PhD holder, and have published at least eight full-length articles in refereed journals after earning the PhD degree.