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KFAS extends the application period for the (Kuwait Prize for the year 2021) until February 28, 2022

Feb 07, 2022

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has announced the extension of the nomination and application period for the (Kuwait Prize) for the year 2021 in its four fields until February 28, 2022 to provide a greater opportunity for researchers to submit their nominations.

   The Foundation affirmed its keenness to have the largest number of Arab researchers and academics participate in the nomination for the (Kuwait Prize), which has become one of the most important scientific prizes globally.

   The Foundation decided to extend the period for applying for the award in view of the circumstances the world is currently going through due to the Corona pandemic, which may have led to the delay of some scientific and academic institutions, in addition to Arab researchers, in submitting their nominations of those who meet the conditions for applying for the award.

   The Foundation accepts the nominations of universities and scientific bodies, as well as personal applications for nomination, provided that the submission is accompanied by a list of recommendations from academic or research personalities and scientific institutions.

   The conditions for applying for the award are available on the Foundation’s website:, and researchers can contact the Foundation’s Awards Office using the e-mail: for more information on the award.

   The (Kuwait Prize) for the year 2021 includes four fields: Basic sciences (physics and applied sciences), applied medical sciences, social sciences and economics (educational sciences), humanities and arts and literature (linguistics).

   The award requires the applicant to have an innovative scientific production of great importance to the topic of the field in which it is presented, and published during the past twenty years, noting that the topics of the award fields change from year to year.

   It is noteworthy that the (Kuwait Prize) was established in 1979 in line with the objectives of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences and to achieve its objectives in supporting scientific research in its various branches and encouraging Arab scientists and researchers.