The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences invites universities, scientific and research institutions and individuals to submit nominations of Kuwaiti and Arab scientists for the 2020 cycle of the Kuwait Prize.
The five fields for the 2020 cycle of the Prize are :
Basic Sciences : Earth Sciences ( including but not limited to: geology, atmospheric sciences meteorology, oceanography, mineralogy)
Applied Sciences :Engineering Sciences ( including mechanical ,chemical, electrical, civil, computer, industrial, nuclear & petroleum engineering)
Economics and Social Sciences : Administrative, Financial, and Banking Sciences
Art and Literature : Studies in the Fine and Performing Arts and Music
Arabic and Islamic Scientific Heritage : ( including but not limited to basic sciences, applied sciences, mathematics)
- KFAS accepts nominations that are provided by universities academic and research institutions, scientific centres, former laureates of the Kuwait Prize as well as peers of the nominees. KFAS does not accept nominations from political entities.
- KFAS also accepts self-nominations that meet all criteria. To support their self-nomination, individuals must provide a list of five references: four academicians/ researchers and one scientific institution. KFAS will seek out support letters from three of these references ( two academicians and the scientific institution).
- Nominations to fields 1-4 are open to nationals of Arab countries who possess evidence that demonstrates a birthplace within the Arab world, or hold a valid Arabic passport. Nomination to the 5th field ( Arabic, and Islamic Scientific Heritage) is open to all nationalities
- Nominees must be scholars who hold a PhD.