Deadline: 1 May 2012
Following its inception in 1397H / 1977G, the King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) has quickly established itself as one of the world's most prestigious awards. This reputation could not have been accomplished without, firstly, the strict adherence to nomination and selection procedures to ensure that all the winners are selected solely on the basis of merit, and secondly, the continuous support of academic institutions both nationally and internationally Through the Prize, the King Faisal Foundation seeks to show its appreciation to those individuals who have rendered exceptionally outstanding services to Islam and Muslims, and to scholars and scientists who have made significant contributions and advances in areas that benefit developing and Islamic countries, and humanity at large.
Each year, Islamic organizations, universities and other learned circles throughout the world nominate individuals for any of the five categories of the Prize. The winners are usually announced in January, and receive their awards two months later in a special ceremony held in Riyadh under the auspices of the King of Saudi Arabia. This ceremony is one of the most important annual events organized by the King Faisal Foundation.
INVITATION TO NOMINATE FOR THE KING FAISAL INTERNATIONAL PRIZE (KFIP) FOR THE YEAR 1434H / 2013G IN THE FIELD OF ARABIC LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
The General Secretariat of King Faisal International Prize is pleased to announce nomination for the 1434H / 2013G King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) for Arabic Language and Literature in the topic: Individual and Institutional Efforts in Writing Arabic Dictionaries
Nominations should be from Islamic Institutions, universities, research centers and other learned circles. Nominations are also accepted from previous winners of King Faisal International Prize. Nominations are not accepted from individuals or political parties.
Nominated works must be published, benefit mankind and enrich human knowledge.
Dissertations are not accepted.
REQUIREMENTS FROM NOMINATING BODY:
An official letter of nomination for each nominee separately, adequately justifying the nomination and outlining the nominee's achievements in the prize field.
A list of nominated works.
A general information form filled by the nominee; this form can be duplicated if more than one candidate is nominated.
REQUIREMENTS FROM EACH NOMINEE:
A typed curriculum vitae of each nominee with a list of his/her publications.
Six copies of each nominated work. The total number of nominated works should not exceed 5.
One high resolution color photo of each nominee (10 X 15 cm).
Nomination documents and nominated works will not be returned
A certificate written in Arabic calligraphy, describing the work for which the winner is awarded the Prize.
A Commemorative 24-carat, 200-gram gold medallion.
A sum of SR 750,000 (US$ 200,000).
Nominations are judged exclusively on the basis of merit. Any nomination not fulfilling all conditions and requirements shall be excluded. More than one winner may share the Prize. The decision of the Prize's Selection Committee is final. Winners will be announced in Safar 1434H occurring January 2013G and honored at an official ceremony later in Riyadh.
For inquiries: contact (966-1) 465 2255 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For submissions: All the required documents must be received at the following address: The General Secretariat, King Faisal International Prize, Al-Khairia Building, King Fahd Road, P.O. Box 22476 Riyadh 11495, Saudi Arabia