Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation Arab Researchers Award
As the first Arab award concerned with scientific research and celebrating Arab researchers; The Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, the arm of the Arab Bank for Cultural and Social Responsibility, launched the Arab Researchers' Award in 1982, in an effort to support and highlight scientific research throughout the Arab world, and to participate in preparing and inspiring a generation of Arab researchers, experts and specialists in various scientific fields, in light of the limited capabilities of the Institutions, universities and individuals.
After winning the Award, several of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Arab Researchers' Award winners went on to achieve notable scientific breakthroughs, and some of them went on to hold prominent or public positions in their countries. This award stands out among the scientific honors bestowed in the Arab world. Because it promotes the dissemination of scientific research and the development of practical solutions to real-world problems.
The Abdul Hameed Shoman Arab Researchers' Award has a solid reputation in Arab academic circles and has been able to maintain objectivity and respect among Arab researchers over its 38-year history.
This award is given in recognition of an outstanding scientific output whose distribution and dissemination contributes to an increase in scientific and applied knowledge, as well as solving priority problems locally, regionally and globally, and the dissemination of a culture of scientific research. This is done in six basic disciplines, with the award's scientific committee deciding on two different ideas for each field each year.
- Medical and Health Sciences
- Engineering Sciences
- Basic Sciences
- Humanitarian, Social and Educational Sciences
- Economics and Administration Sciences
- Agriculture and Technology.
1982: Launch of the Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Young Arab Researchers - 4 awards covering 4 knowledge specialties, worth JOD 3 thousand each
1983: 5 awards
1984: 7 awards
1991: 9 awards
1993: 10 awards worth JOD 5 thousand each
1995: 12 awards
2002: 6 awards, worth USD 10 thousand each. The maximum age limit for the candidates increased from 40 to 45 years
2011: 6 awards, worth USD 15 thousand each
2013: New Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers’ foundations were laid:
- All researchers’ categories are now allowed to be nominated, without any age restriction.
- The Award was renamed to the “Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Arab Researchers”.
- All scientific specializations were confined to six main fields, instead of twelve.
2014: 12 awards, increasing the Award's prize to $20,000.
2017: 35 years of support to the scientific research and Arab researchers.
2018: 36 years of support to the scientific research and Arab researchers.
2019: 37 years of support to the scientific research and Arab researchers.
To know the names of the winners of The Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation Arab Researchers' Award since its inception (click here).
The award has neutrality and credibility among Arab researchers, as well as a positive reputation in Arab academic circles, with each winner receiving a $20,000 prize.
- His Excellency Prof. Dr. Amin Mahmoud - Chairman
Georgetown University, Washington, awarded him a Ph.D. in Modern History and Contemporary International Relations. He held a number of academic leadership positions as well as ministerial positions in the fields of education and culture. He also served in the Senate for two terms, chairing the first session's Arab and International Affairs and Expatriate Affairs Committee. He has a number of studies that have been published in Arabic and English, as well as numerous papers and talks that he has given at local and international forums and workshops.
- His Excellency Prof. Tawfiq Arafat - Member
He holds a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Wales in the United Kingdom and is the Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Medical Technology at the University of Petra in Jordan. He is the recipient of numerous honors and has a substantial body of work published in international refereed journals. He helped to establish pharmacy faculties at both the University of Jordan and the University of Petra. He also had a role in the founding of the Jordanian Center for Pharmaceutical Research.
- Her Excellency Prof. Razan Ibrahim - Member
She holds a Ph.D. in Modern Literary Criticism from the University of Jordan. She is currently a modern literature and criticism professor at the University of Petra, Jordan. She is passionate about cultural studies, particularly its critique of feminist studies, postcolonial studies, and numerous translation concerns. She is particularly interested in the problems and issues surrounding the Arabic novel, and she has taken part in numerous cultural activities including children's literature. She has numerous articles and research papers in peer-reviewed journals. She has also spoken at scientific conferences and served on numerous arbitration bodies in various Arab countries.
- His Excellency Prof. Abdullah Malkawi - Member
The University of Akron/Ohio State in America awarded him a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering. Geotechnical Engineering postdoctoral study at Virginia Tech. Currently serving as President of Saudi Arabia's Prince Fahd Bin Sultan University. Jordan University of Science and Technology's former president. Many of his studies have been published in peer-reviewed publications and at international conferences. Chairman of the National Dams Committee and member of the Royal Water Committee. Jordanian Journal of Civil Engineering's former Editor-in-Chief. In the Bahrain Conveyor Project, he worked as a consultant for the World Bank (Red Sea - Dead Sea). Member of the University of Sharjah's Board of Trustees. He is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Al-Isra University in Jordan and holds an honorary doctorate from Al-Farabi University.
- His Excellency Prof. Mustafa Yassin - Member
Holder of Ph.D. in Computer Science from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, USA. He is currently employed as a senior advisor and member of the board of directors of the Technical Company for Technology Localization, which has offices in Jordan and Saudi Arabia. A database and information systems expert who is in charge of business development, strategic planning, and overseeing the development of contemporary technology in a group of institutions. In addition to being a member of a number of advisory and scientific committees at various universities. He spent 25 years in the academic profession. For two cycles, he served on the Higher Education Accreditation Council and as an advisor to the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Information and Communication Technology.
- His Excellency Prof. Walid Deeb - Member
A doctorate in mathematics from the State University of New York in the United States. In the fields of mathematics and critical thinking, he has authored numerous research papers and publications. He was a founding member of the University of Petra and served as Dean of the College of Science, as well as the first president of the Arab American University in Jenin, Palestine. He was a member of the Accreditation, Quality, and Quality Commission, the Palestinian Higher Education Council, and other university boards of trustees. In the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Qatar, he worked as an accreditation and quality consultant for a number of universities and colleges. He is currently an academic advisor to the Arab American University and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Technical Group for Educational and Administrative Consultations, which is dedicated to instilling a critical thinking culture in the Arab world's educational system.
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