About the Award

The establishment of the King Salman International Award for Disability Research conforms with the great attention the causes of disability and the disabled in our country have been receiving, by our wise leadership, ever since the establishment of this great country by the heroic founder and renowned leader, King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Faisal Al Saud- may his soul rest in peace – until our prosperous present day, the reign of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and his faithful Crown Prince, His Royal Highness Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, may God protect them.

This was evident through all the efforts made by all governmental entities and civil society institutions all over the Kingdom. Moreover, higher education institutions, through their academic units, research centers, and specialized periodicals, have contributed to the progress of scientific works in various areas of disability, and meeting the requirements of the civil society in terms of complementarity between all its sectors. The award is honored to bear the name of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; the man of great missions, generous initiatives, amazing humanitarian achievements, and innumerable charitable works, the humane king who set the most wonderful examples in the philanthropy, giving and development.

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The Main Goal of the Award

Encouraging local, regional and global efforts aimed at enriching science and knowledge in various areas of disability.

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