Topics in Islamic Studies highlight areas of importance in Muslim society.
Prizes for Islamic Studies were established in 1977 and first awarded in 1979.
One is considered qualified to win the King Faisal International Prize for Islamic Studies if they have carried out and published an original and outstanding study on the announced prize topic, resulting in significant benefit to Islamic scholars and to Muslims at large, and meeting one or more of the prize’s objectives as determined by the respective Selection Committee.Apply now for the Islamic Studies Prize
- Nominations are accepted from universities, scientific institutions and research centers.
- Nominations are not accepted from individuals or political parties.
- Nominated works must be published, likely to benefit mankind and enrich human knowledge.
- The prize is not awarded posthumously.
- Dissertations are not accepted.
- Former Laureates of King Faisal Prize shall not be awarded the prize again.
- More than one candidate may be nominated, irrespective of their affiliation with the nominating institution.
REQUIREMENTS FROM NOMINATING BODY
- An official letter of nomination for each nominee separately, adequately justifying the nomination and outlining the nominee’s achievements in the subject-matter of the prize.
- A list of nominated works.
- A general information form to be filled by the nominee; this form can be duplicated if more than one candidate is nominated.
REQUIREMENTS FROM EACH NOMINEE
- A CV with a list of the nominee’s publications.
- A letter of commitment to present two lectures in his/her field of specialization, at academic institutions in the event s/he is awarded the prize.
- Six copies of each nominated work; the total number of nominated works must not exceed five (5).
- A recent color-photo of the nominee in 13 x 18 cm dimensions.
- A certificate written in Arabic calligraphy featuring the laureate’s name with a brief description of the work for which s/he is awarded the Prize.
- A commemorative 24-carat, 200-gram gold medallion.
- A sum of SR 750,000 (US$ 200,000).
- Nominations are judged exclusively on the basis of scholarly merit.
- Any nomination not fulfilling all conditions and requirements shall be excluded.
- More than one laureate may share the Prize.
- The decision of the Prize’s Selection Committee is final.
- Nomination documents and nominated works shall not be returned.
- Laureates will be announced in January 2020, and the prizes will be presented at an official ceremony later in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
- All required documents must be received no later than March 31st, 2019