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 for 2019 Invitation for Nominations

Within the vision of His Highness, the Amir of the State of Kuwait, the Scientific Production Prize was launched in 1988. The prize stresses the importance of sponsoring scientists and researchers, encouraging distinguished scientists and Kuwaiti nationals holding PhD to pursue their research, and to motivate them to devote their efforts to enhance their abilities in the field of research and strengthen their capabilities in authorship and translation of scientific books in various branches of knowledge. The prize also supports the promotion of the spirit of positive competition among scientists, academics and researchers.

The Scientific Production Prize encompasses the following areas:

  1. Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Sciences and other physical science and mathematics majors.
  2. Engineering Sciences: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Agricultural Engineering and other engineering majors.
  3. 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, Microbiology and other biology majors.
  4. Medical Sciences and Allied Health Sciences: Anatomy, Pharmacology, Physiology, Microbiology, Pathology, Internal Medicine, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Radiotherapy, Surgery, Dentistry, Ophthalmology and other medical science and allied health majors.
  5. Social Sciences and Humanities: Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Political Sciences, History, Geography, Pedagogy, Arabic Language, Foreign Languages, Philosophy, Law, Shareea’ (Islamic Law) and other social science and majors in humanities.
  6. Administrative Sciences and Economics: Business Administration, Marketing, Industrial Management, Finance and Investment, Accounting, Economics, Insurance, Public Administration and other administration and economics majors.

For each of the areas, the Foundation awards a cash prize of KD 10,000, a gold medal, a KFAS shield, and a certificate of recognition.

The Scientific Production Prize is awarded according to the following conditions:

  1. The applicant must be a Kuwaiti national.
  2. The applicant must be a PhD holder and has published at least eight full-length articles in scholarly journals after obtaining the PhD degree.
  3. The applicant must be no older than 45 years of age.
  4. The submitted works includes the following:
  • Papers published or accepted for publication in scholarly journals
  • Papers published in proceedings of scientific conferences
  • Research papers presented as lectures or posters in scientific conferences
  • Books, including authored, translated, and edited books, as well as one or more authored chapters in a book
  • Articles, studies, scientific reports and patents; excluding papers extracted from the applicant's Master's or Doctoral theses.
  1. Decisions of the KFAS Board concerning the prizes are final and there is no recourse for objection.
  2. Applicants must fill in the application form, ensuring to include the submitted works online. The application form may be obtained by clicking here. Submissions should be sent in PDF format only. This is done through sending a USB flash drive with the required documents to KFAS' address - Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences - Al Sharq, Ahmed Al-Jaber St. - Tel: (+965) 22270465- or through cloud storage sites, such as Google Drive, Dropbox or OneDrive to KFAS' Prizes Office email:
  3. All nominations must be submitted no later than 30 June 2019.

For further queries, please contact

Tel: (+965) 22270465 Fax: (+965) 22270462 or e-mail the Awards Office: