Institutional Excellence

Key Dates
Submission period opens
Submission period closes
Awardees announced
Award Ceremony

The King Hussein Award’s Institutional Excellence in Research Award recognizes institutions demonstrating leadership, empowerment and provision of an enabling environment for research in the Arab world. The Award will be given annually to hospitals and universities, in alternation.

Award Recognition Elements

  • Award of 30,000 USD 
  • Recognition in the official Awarding Ceremony 
  • The King Hussein Award Plaque 

How to Apply

To apply for the Institutional Excellence in Research Award, applications must include the following components:

  • Signed institution statement (addressed to King Hussein Award Evaluation Committee)
  • Overview of institution’s main research projects, results and accomplishments
  • List of cancer research publications generated through research at the institution in the last 5 years

Conditions for Applying

Eligible submissions to the Institutional Excellence in Research Award shall meet the following conditions:

  • Be a recognized medical, scientific or academic institution actively engaged in research located in the Arab world
  • In 2021, submissions will be accepted from hospitals only

Evaluation Criteria

Awardees will be selected based upon evaluation of the following criteria:

  • Institution’s commitment and efforts to create a supportive environment for cancer research activities
  • Participation in/management of an intramural and extramural grant projects
  • Number of active research projects per year
  • Percentage of research budget from total operational budget
  • Percentage of staff actively engaged in research
  • Percentage of patients engaged in clinical trials
  • Number of research fellowships hosted and/or pursued by applying institution


To apply for the Institutional Excellence in Research Award, interested institutions should create an account and submit an application via the below link prior to the submission deadline of June 1, 2021.

Institutional Excellence Application Form