Nominations are Open

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Call for nominations for the 2024 prize in Health are Open

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 (or other related fields):

  • Combatting prevalent communicable and non-communicable diseases in Africa and addressing zoonotic diseases.
  • Provision of medical staff for the national health care systems (including physicians, paramedics and nursing), as well as medicine, pharmaceutical, and medical equipment.
  • Building national capacity in medical research, medical education, and medical staff.
  • Upgrading and maintaining of national medical facilities.
  • Developing and implementing effective national health policies.



Conditions and requirements:

  1. The nominated candidates’ research and development work or projects and initiatives must be innovative and have achieved high-impact in the African continent.
  2. The submitted work must be of paramount importance in promoting significant economic, social, human resources and infrastructure development within the announced field of the prize, education.
  3. The submitted research work of a nominated candidate should be composed of studies and applied research, published in peer-reviewed scientific 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 accepted from competent regional and international institutions and scientific centers (universities, institutes and centers of scientific research) as well as from UN organizations, former winners in the field of the prize, or former evaluation members.
  5. All submissions must be submitted in English. If the work is carried out is in other languages, a comprehensive summary of the nominated work in English must be submitted.

How to Apply:

  1. Fill in the prize nomination form: and send it along with the scientific production works electronically in PDF format
  2. Applications are addressed to the Director General of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS).

The nomination form and submitted works must be received before June 30th 2024.