Al-Sumait Prize 2018, Invitation for Nominations

The subject for the 2018 prize is Health:

Submission deadline is 30/6/2018

The prize is to be awarded to individuals or institutions who through their research projects or initiatives have made significant advancement within one or more of the following areas of Health: 
  • Combating communicable diseases prevalent in Africa such as Ebola, Malaria and HIV.
  • Provision of medical staff for the national health care systems (physicians, paramedics and nursing), medicine, pharmaceutical, and medical
  • National capacity building, in medical research, national medical education and medical staff.
  • Upgrading and maintenance of national medical facilities.
  • Developing national health policies and successful implementation of the outcomes.

The prize is to be awarded to individuals or institutions who through their research projects or initiatives have made significant advancement within the field of Health that produced seminal impact and tangible results on the public health care system, especially for the underprivileged. The prize has a value of $1,000,000 (one million US Dollars). The cash sum is awarded along with a gold medal, shield and certificate of recognition.

 Conditions and requirements:

  1. The nominated candidates’ research work or projects and initiatives must be innovative and must have achieved high-impact in line with international standards for the prize.
  2. The submitted work must be of paramount importance in promoting significant economic, social, human resources and infrastructure development in the African continent within the announced field of the prize.
  3. Submitted research work of a nominated candidate should be composed of studies and applied research, published in referred journals and recognized at a global level within the announced field. The research outcomes need to have been applied after publication in African countries within the past ten years. Adequate supporting evidence needs to be provided.
  4. Nominations are to be accepted from institutions and scientific centers (universities, institutes and centers of scientific research) as well as from competent regional or international and UN organizations and awards and former winners in the field of the prize or former evaluation members. Nominations will only be accepted through institutions or other possible nominators mentioned above.
  5. All submissions must be submitted in English. If the work is carried out in other working UN languages, a comprehensive summary of the nominated work in English must be submitted.
  6. Fill in the prize nomination form and send it along with the scientific production works electronically in PDF format via CD, DVD, and Flash Memory or via the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) Prizes Office email The nomination form can be obtained from the Al-Sumait website Applications are addressed to the Director General of the foundation.
  7. The nomination form and submitted works must be received before 30/06/2018

The Director General 

Ahmed Al-Jaber Street - Sharq - Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences - Prizes Office
Tel.: 00965 22270465

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