To establish a true knowledge-based culture and economy, KFAS funds research that facilitates the development of the scientific, technological and innovation capacity across the private and public sectors. Below is a list of our research funding programs:

International Collaborative Research: LSE

New Research will be funded for the Programme which will involve post-doctoral researches and Ph.D. students, and modest funding for interdisciplinary research about regional and global issues related to Kuwait and/or the Gulf States.

International Collaborative Research: Sciences Po

Joint research projects are funded by the Kuwait Program at Sciences Po to foster scientific links between faculty members at Sciences Po and in Kuwait, building a unique research network. Research projects, which may take different forms, may be presented jointly by a faculty member from a university in Kuwait and a faculty member from Sciences Po.

International Exchange Program: LSE

The Kuwait Programme on Development, Governance and Globalisation in the Gulf States is a ten year multidisciplinary global research programme. It funds systematic and practical enquiry into fundamental questions in the social sciences of relevance to the GCC

Research Grants

KFAS aims to promote an effective Kuwaiti scientific research community by increasing Kuwait’s research capacity and Supporting high-quality research by providing different grant sizes to cater to the research projects. KFAS also promotes national and international collaborative research which lead to the establishment of outreach activities.

Enterprise Support for the Private Sector

This program provides private sector companies a link to local and international experts in the field, focusing on business development, transfer technology and offer solutions tailored to their needs.

Commission Studies for Private Sector

KFAS commissions studies focusing on the development of new programs and activities, building awareness, information dissemination, market studies -supporting best practices.

Kuwait Researcher program

As part of the Kuwait Program at Harvard Kennedy School, the Middle East Initiative hosts academics from Kuwait ranging from the postdoctoral to senior level for up to one semester.