The Ministry of Culture and Sports announced opening of the candidacy for the state Incentive and Appreciation Awards in science, arts and literature.
The Award of Appreciation in the State is granted to Qatari Scholars and creative persons every two years in appreciation to their overall scientific and creative efforts and endeavors. It is granted by His Highness, Prince of the State, or his deputy and its value is 500.000 QR in addition to gold medal, its patent and appreciation certificate. It is not allowed to divide it or grant it for the one person more than once noting that fields available in this year are Islamic studies, social, economic and political sciences, pure and applied sciences, poetry, story, novel, theater, literary, critical, linguistic and translation studies as well as fine arts, theatrical and musical arts and other arts.
Conditions for nomination for the State Appreciation Award indicate that the nominee is Qatari national, enjoy good conduct and reputation and is alive unless he has passed away after his nomination and that books, studies and researches are scientific or works of art previously published or accomplished and that his product is of scientific or artistic value that can enrich the cultural and intellectual life at the local and international level.
As for the nomination bodies, applications are submitted through authorities or institutions specialized in sciences, arts and literature to the Award Committee of Trustees as they nominate names that are deemed eligible to receive the State Appreciation Award with a detailed report demonstrating reasons for nomination. The Committee of Trustees may choose whom it deems appropriate to receive the award if it doesn’t receive nominations from any of these bodies.
As for the State Incentive Award, it is granted to researchers and creative persons of outstanding efforts in the field of sciences, arts and literature and it is granted by the Minister of Culture and Sports to encourage them to continue giving and creativity. Its value is 300.000 QR with Gold medal and its patent and in case of multiple winners in the same field, value of the award may be divided between them equally and each of them is awarded a gold medal with its patent noting that the fields available for this year in the State Incentive Award are Islamic Studies, Social, economic and political sciences, pure and applied sciences, poetry, story, novel and theater, literary, critical and linguistic studies and translation, fine arts, theatrical and musical arts and other arts.
Conditions for nomination indicate that the candidate should be of good conduct and reputation and that he is a live unless he has passed away after his nomination and that his product is original and includes additional knowledge and contributes to the enrichment of cultural and intellectual life and that his product is published or accomplished and it should not have been previously submitted as a thesis or a research to obtain academic degree and that his product itself has not been nominated in more than two sessions.
As for the nomination bodies, nomination will be conducted within scientific or cultural authority or institution and nominees may submit their product directly to the committee. Also, the Committee of Trustees may choose whom it deems appropriate to receive the award if it doesn’t receive nominations from any of these bodies or individuals.
As about the mechanism for applying for the two awards, the organizing committee revealed that the candidate must fill out the nomination form for one of the two awards, attach copies of his Curriculum Vitae, submit four copies of his overall work in his field and submit recent personal photo and copy of the valid ID.
The Secretariat of the State Appreciation and Incentive Award receives applications for nomination for the State Appreciation Award within authorities or institutions specialized in sciences, arts and literature within the period from June 1, 2021 until 12:00 O’clock at noon on August 31, 2021.
Applications for nomination for the State Incentive Award are received either from the official authorities or participants personally within three months from the date of launching the award. Works in each of the two awards are submitted in the name of the Chairman of the Committee of Trustees of the State’s Appreciation and Incentive Award and works submitted will not be given back either they win or not noting that the committee is not obliged to declare winning in all fields of the two mentioned awards as the committee may withhold any award in any of the fields and the committee can grant any of the two awards or withhold it permanently.