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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 though his royal patronage.

Objectives of the Award

  • Stimulating endeavors at the local, regional, and international levels for the enrichment of scientific knowledge thorough advanced quality research in the different fields of disability.
  • Enhancing the environment of creativity and scientific excellence in the field of disability towards securing adequate methods, means, solutions, and alternatives amenable to preventing or minimizing the effects of disability on persons with disabilities and their families.
  • Establishing the concept of scientific research in the disability field and promoting its culture across society locally, regionally, and internationally.
  • Implementing the role of scientific research in the promotion of the programs and services offered to persons with disabilities.Implementing the role of scientific research in adapting modern technology to the needs of persons with disabilities in order to enable them to achieve their goals, hopes, and aspirations.
  • Implementing the role of scientific research in creating social settings where persons with disabilities become producers and contributors to the development and prosperity of their communities, and not simply as consumers.