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Research Support / Grants

The new KFAS 2022-2024 strategy is focused on funding research projects that address key, national priority areas, through collaborative, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral applied and basic research projects. These key priority areas are Health, Education, Energy, Environment, Water, Food Security, and Digital Transformation. The goal is to not only expand and build a growing body of knowledge in each key area, but also to ensure the translation and adoption of research outcomes from these research grants, as a means to foster and advance social and economic growth nationally, as well as contribute to scientific advancement globally.  

The 2022 Second Call for Research Proposals will focus on the domains of Health, Food Security and Education for basic and applied research proposals. The call will also include Policy Research Grants and Young Researcher Grants. The Policy Research Grants will embody the same domains as the applied and basic research proposals, directed towards providing a unique approach to examining and analyzing the impact of policy issues through research, data analysis and systematic collection and presentation of information to provide evidence necessary to justify public decision-making and shape policy development. The Young Researcher Grants will involve all topics related to Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI), with priority given to proposals in the Health, Food Security and Education domains.

The 2022 Second call for Research Proposals:

The call will announce the funding size for each cycle, and final awards and names of awarded institutions and individuals will be published on KFAS website and official media outlets.

  • 2021 First and second call for research proposals awards - click to review


General Eligibility for Proposal Submissions:

  • Researchers and scientists from the following sectors are eligible to apply:
    • Research & Higher Education sector
    • Public/Governmental sector
    • Private Sector: Kuwaiti Shareholding Companies (KSC)
    • Civil Social Organizations
  • Researchers and scientists from international academic and research institutes may apply for research grants only through a Kuwaiti institution, and the project must demonstrate substantial collaboration with a Kuwait-based research team.

Other eligibility criteria for the individual grants are provided in the Call for Proposals for each grant type.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to review all criteria and ensure eligibility, prior to proposal submission.  

Application Related Documents:

The applicant must read and understand the terms in the following documents, before signing the application form:

How to Apply:
All applications must be submitted through the KFAS Research Grant Management System (RGMS): 
(Click below for the application portal and make sure you choose the  National Priority Grant application for this call).

For instructions on how to apply, please visit the following link:

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