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Research Support / Grants

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) is pleased to announce the first cycle of 2020 for the funding of research proposals.


Applicants from Local and International Research Institutions:

  • Researchers and scientists from the Kuwaiti Research & Higher Education sector, governmental institutions, Kuwaiti Shareholding Companies (KSC) and Civil Social Organizations are eligible to apply for research funding. All applications including the Letter of Intent should be submitted through the institute/organization to which the applicant is affiliated indicating the approval of the higher management of the applicant institute.
  • Researchers and scientists from international academic and research institutes may also apply for research grants if the research project involves substantial collaboration, submitted through, and administered by a national (Kuwaiti) institute.

Applicants from Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) can have only three ongoing research projects funded by KFAS and the applicant can be at most a PI or PL on two projects of those only.

Applicants from other institutions can have only two ongoing research projects funded by KFAS whether as a PI or Co. I.

Application Related Documents:

How to Apply:

Research Application Closed


MAIL the originals to the following address:

Director of Research Directorate 
Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences 
Ahmad Al Jaber Street, Sharq, State of Kuwait 
Telephone: (+965) 22278125 or 22278126 
Fax: (+965) 22278111

Contact Us: 
If you have any inquiries, please email us at: 
Telephone: (+965) 22278125 or 22278126

17th November 2019 – 16th January 2020

    Please note that KFAS expects to announce its next call in April 2020