FAQs

KFAS has developed and implemented numerous programs to promote science, technology and innovation, and to drive the development of science education, research and the general culture of science.

The main objective of KFAS is to stimulate creative initiatives and build a solid scientific and technological base while at the same time creating an environment that encourages innovation. Current projects include widening the public awareness of science, creating an environment in which innovation can flourish, and enhancing private and public sector research capacities. KFAS also works with talented and gifted individuals and gives them the financial and practical support they need to turn their ideas into reality.

KFAS has developed and implemented many programs in pursuit of its mission to promote science, technology and innovation and to drive the development of science education, research and general science culture. 

These programs include:

  1. Competitions
  2. Training
  3. Seminars & workshops
  4. Publications & science magazines
  5. Prizes & Awards
  6. Research Funding
  7. Science related digital media & apps
  8. Funding Conferences
  9. High achievers support program
  10. Innovation research and funding for the private sector

You can find out more through the website.

KFAS has founded and established four major centers: The Scientific Center Kuwait, The Dasman Diabetes Institute, The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah Molecular Imaging Center and The Sabah Al Ahmed Center for Giftedness and Creativity.

KFAS was established in 1976 by an Amiri Decree issued by the late Amir of Kuwait, H. H. Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah. His enduring vision has been to create and nurture a thriving culture of science, technology and innovation for a sustainable Kuwait.

KFAS is a private non-profit organization, funded by Kuwait’s private shareholding companies. The companies contribute 1 percent of their net annual profit to the foundation.