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Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS)
History and Background

In Brief

Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) is a private, non-profit organization, established by an Amiri Decree issued on December, 12th 1976 (Thul-Hijjah, 21st 1396 AH).

KFAS is managed and administered by a Board of Directors (BOD), chaired by H.H. the Amir of the State of Kuwait. The Board is comprised of six members appointed by H.H for a period of three years.

KFAS receives financial contributions by the Kuwaiti Shareholding Companies, amounting to 1% of the net annual profit.

The Board of Directors appoints a Director General who manages the scientific, administrative and financial activities of KFAS and monitors the implementation of the policies set by BOD.



Provide financial sustenance to research in basic and applied sciences.

Support projects of national priority.

Award prizes and recognition at national, regional and international levels.

Organize scientific symposia and conferences.

Enrich the Arabic language library by publishing journals, books and encyclopedias.

Promote scientific and cultural awareness.

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