The annual presentation of King Faisal International Prize enables the Foundation to reward dedicated men and women whose contributions make a positive difference: those who exceptionally serve Islam and Muslims, and the scientists and scholars whose research results in significant advances in specific areas that benefit humanity.
This incentive also encourages expanded research that may lead to important medical and scientific breakthroughs.
Merit and excellence alone are the criteria for selection.
Nominations for the Prizes are accepted from international institutions and organizations only, and not from individuals or political parties.
Winners of the Prize for Service to Islam are chosen directly by the respective selection committee.
For other Prize categories, pre selection by peer reviewers is carried out, following which the works of worthy nominees are submitted for further scrutiny by selected referees appropriate to each discipline.
The Prizes are awarded during a ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, under the auspices of the King of Saudi Arabia.
For more prize information and application, see: King Faisal International Prize Website