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Scientific Production Prize

Established in 1988 in an initiative by His Highness the late Amir of the State of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah - May God rest his soul – to encourage research intensity in Kuwait by recognizing distinguished Kuwaitis holding a PhD who are accomplished producers of scientific papers. The prize, which amounts to KD 10,000 per field has grown over time to include 6 fields annually.

The Prize fields are:

  • Physical Sciences and Mathematics: Physics – Chemistry – Geology – Mathematics – Statistics – Computer Sciences and other majors.
  • Engineering Sciences: Agricultural Engineering – Chemical Engineering – Civil Engineering – Electrical Engineering – Industrial Engineering – Mechanical Engineering – Petroleum Engineering and other majors.
  • 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) and other majors.
  • Medical Sciences and Allied Health Sciences : Anatomy – Pharmacology – Physiology – Microbiology – Pathology – Internal Medicine – Gynecology and Obstetrics – Pediatrics – Psychiatry – Radiotherapy – Surgery – Dentistry – Ophthalmology – Microbiology and other majors.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities: Anthropology – Psychology – Sociology – Political Sciences – History – Geography – Pedagogy – Arabic Language – Foreign Languages – Philosophy – Law – Islamic Law and other majors.
  • Administration and Economics:  Business Administration – Marketing – Industrial Management – Finance and Investment – Accounting – Economics – Insurance – Public Administration and other majors.

Conditions and Requirements

  1. The applicant should be a Kuwaiti national.
  2. The applicant should not exceed 45 years of age.
  3. The applicant should be a current PhD holder, and have published at least eight full-length articles in refereed journals after earning the PhD degree.