Lifetime Achievement

Key Dates
Submission period opens
Phase 1 Submission period closes
Review of Phase 1 Applications
Phase 2 Submission Period Opens
Phase 2 Submission period closes
Awardees announced
Award Ceremony

The King Hussein Award recognizes the pillars and pioneers who have played critical roles in both advancing regional research and the fight against cancer at the international level through its Lifetime Achievement Award.

This Award includes the following two tracks:

• Regional (recognizing Arab researchers working in the region)

• International (recognizing Arab researchers working outside of the region)


Award Recognition Elements

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

How to Apply

Nominations to the Lifetime Achievement Award take place in two phases. In the first phase, a Nomination must be submitted electronically on behalf of the Nominee by an eligible Nominator and must include the following components:

  • CV of Nominator
  • Nominator Letter of Support
  • 2 external letters of reference

Once the first phase of the nomination is complete, the Nominee will be informed and prompted to complete their nomination in the second phase by submitting an application which includes the following components:

  • Nominee CV
  • Nominee personal statement

Conditions for Nominating

Individuals eligible to nominate candidates to the Lifetime Achievement Award shall meet the following conditions:

  • PhD or MD
  • 15 years active in research
  • Strong publication history
  • Declaration of institutional affiliation

Conditions for Nominees

Individuals nominated to the Lifetime Achievement Award must meet the following conditions:

  • Affiliated or previously affiliated (in case of retirement) with a reputable institution involved in cancer research.
  • Actively working in cancer research in the Arab world and/or internationally.
  • Demonstrated lifelong commitment to understanding and fighting against cancer
  • MD, PhD, or MD/PhD or equivalent degree
  • Demonstrated significant contributions by:
    • Improving prevention, diagnosis, or treatment
    • Leadership, mentorship, and collaboration
  • 15 years of experience minimum

Evaluation Criteria

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

  • Record of publications, indicating when the nominee was listed as Principle Investigator on published work
  • Number of citations of their work
  • H-index
  • Fellowships
  • Professorships
  • Education (Degrees)
  • Patents filed
  • Awards/Recognition
  • Letters of Support
  • Personal Statement

Nomination Form

To nominate someone for the Lifetime Achievement Award, eligible nominators should create an account and submit their nomination prior to the Phase 1 submission deadline of June 1, 2021.

Nomination Application