The Science subcategories cover a broad scope alternating between physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics.
Prizes for Science were added in 1982 and first awarded in 1984.
One is considered qualified to win the King Faisal International Prize for Science if they have carried out and published an original scientific research on the prize’s topic, with major benefits to humanity, and meeting one or more of the prize’s objectives as determined by the respective Selection Committee.Apply now for the Science 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 field 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.
- A copy of each nominated paper; the total number of nominated papers should not exceed ten (10).
- A copy of each nominated book and/or book chapters; the total number of nominated books and/or book chapters should not exceed five (5). The book’stitle cover should be appended with each nominated book chapter.
- 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