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King Salman Award for Disability Research

King Salman Award for Disability Research

King Salman Award for Disability Research

You can learn more about the Award on its dedicated website which can be found at the following link


The King Salman Award for Disability Research is the brainchild of His Royal Highness Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulazziz, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of King Salman Center for Disability Research, who sought to establish this award to encourage scientific research, which His Royal Highness sees as the ultimate means of fighting disability through prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

The Award is honored to carry the name of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who has supported the award since its inception through his royal patronage.

Objectives of the Award

  • Enriching scientific knowledge thorough qualitative research in the different fields of disability at the local, regional, and international levels.
  • Creating an environment of creativity and scientific excellence that seeks to find adequate methods, means, and solutions aimed at preventing or minimizing the effects of disability on persons with disabilities and their families.
  • Establishing a culture that fosters scientific research in the field of disability across society locally, regionally, and internationally.
  • Using scientific research to promote programs and services offered to persons with disabilities.
  • Using scientific research to adapt modern technology to the needs of persons with disabilities in order to enable them to achieve their goals, hopes, and aspirations.
  • Using scientific research to create a social environment where persons with disabilities become producers and contributors to the development and prosperity of their communities.