KUWAIT PRIZE 2018
Invitation for Nominations
The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences invites Universities, Scientific
and Research Institutions and individuals (see items 3 and 4 below) to submit
nominations of Kuwaiti and Arab scientists for the 2018 cycle of the Kuwait Prize.
The four fields for 2018 cycle of the Prize are*:
Biological Sciences (including but not limited to; Cellular
& Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Heredity and
Epigenetics, Microbiology & Immunology, Comparative Proteomics).
Clean and Sustainable Energy Technologies (including but not
limited to; Renewable Sources, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, Energy Storage
Devices, Biomass and Lower Carbon-footprints Fossil Fuel).
Economics and Social Sciences:
Economics (including but not limited to; Energy Economics,
Developmental Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics,
Econometrics …. etc.)
Arts and Literature:
Studies of Arabic Language and Literature (including but not
limited to; Arabic Grammar and Linguistics, Classic and Modern
KFAS awards an annual Prize cash sum of K.D. 40,000 (Approx. $135,000) for each field.
Conditions and requirements:
1 - The nominee must be from an Arab nationality and have a proof of Arabic origin; either an Arabic birth
certificate or a valid Arabic passport. A copy of the birth certificate or passport should be attached
along with the submitted application.
2 - The work submitted should be innovative, significant in the announced field, and published during the
past twenty years. Submitted work includes papers published or accepted for publication in refereed
Journals and books with ISSN number (authored, translated, edited, and chapters in books). MA or
PhD theses and any publications extracted from them shall not be evaluated as part of the nominee’s
3 - KFAS will consider nominations from universities, academic and research institutions, scientific centers,
former laureates of the prizes and peers of the nominees.
4 - KFAS will accept self-nominations. To support self-nominations, nominees should provide a list of five
references: four academics/ researchers and one scientific institution. KFAS will seek out support letters
from three of these references. (two academics and the scientific institution) .
5 - KFAS decisions concerning the prizes are final and objections are not accepted.
6 - Nominees must fill in the prize nomination form and send it along with the submitted work electronically.
The nomination form is obtained from KFAS website www.kfas.org. The nomination form for Fundamental
Sciences and Applied Sciences Fields should be submitted in English version.
7 - The nomination form along with the comprehensive scientific achievements completed in the past
twenty years should be sent in PDF format, through the cloud storage services sites such as (Google
Drive–Dropbox–OneDrive) or via Prizes email: email@example.com
8 - Required documents must be sent no later than end of June 2018
For more information and inquiries please, contact the Prizes Office on the following: Tel: +965-22270465
Fax: +965-22270462 or E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Topics of the fields are subject to change annually.