Research Project

Key Dates
Submission period opens
Submission period closes
Initial evaluation & announcement of shortlisted candidates
Awardees announced
Award Ceremony

The King Hussein Award’s Research Project Award recognizes recently published impactful and innovative cancer research projects conducted in the Arab world. The Award consists of two prizes, one for an established investigator and one for a promising investigator (less than 40 years and with not more than five years since completion of most advanced degree).

Award Recognition Elements

  • Award of 20,000 USD 
  • Recognition in the official Awarding Ceremony 
  • The King Hussein Award Plaque 

How to Apply

To apply for the Research Project Award, interested individuals must submit an application which includes the following components:

  • Applicant CV
  • Patent documentation (if applicable)
  • Ethical committee approvals (if applicable)
  • Signed letter of endorsement from primary institution (addressed to King Hussein Award Evaluation Committee
  • Signed letter of endorsement from collaborative institution(s) (if applicable)

Conditions for Applying

Eligible submissions to the Research Project Award shall meet the following conditions:

  • Applicant must have conducted research in the Arab world
  • Applicant has delivered a distinctive scientific product in the area of cancer research
  • Applicant must be listed as either first author or corresponding author on the submitted research
  • Submitted research must have been conducted in the Arab world or as a collaborative work between a regional and international institution
  • Previous winners of the Award may reapply after three years, provided that their application presents a research project other than that which was submitted in the previous submission(s)
  • Members of the Award Board are not eligible to apply to the Award during their term of service and for one year after
  • Evaluation Committee Members are not eligible to apply for any Award which their Committee is responsible for evaluating during their term of service
  • Only one submission will be accepted per applicant per award cycle

Evaluation Criteria

Awarded projects will be selected based upon evaluation of the following criteria:

  • Originality and innovation
  • Potential impact/significance of research findings
  • Quality of research design and methodology
  • Grant(s) and publication record of the project
  • Collaboration


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

Research Project Award Application Form