For the Scientific & Research Community

We aim to enhance research and development in Kuwait by funding carefully selected scientific research proposals and building the capacity of the research community. We also celebrate scientific achievements by awarding various prizes to Kuwaiti and Arab scientists worldwide. Furthermore, We collaborate with renowned international institutions to facilitate cooperation with local scientists and researchers.

Dear Esteemed Researchers & Academicians,

It has been the practice for KFAS to announce its call for research proposals twice a year, with the first call for the upcoming year being announced usually around the middle of November.

KFAS however is currently in the process of developing its 2021-2025 new strategy, including updating its main research thrusts, which will be completed in the next couple of months. Nevertheless, the first cycle of 2021 for the Call for Research Proposals will be announced before the end of December 2020.



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

The cycle is postponed until further notice