With the attendance of PNU
Rector, Dr. Hoda bint Mohamed Al-Ameel, Head of the PNU Award for Women's
Excellence Committee, the Award Secretariat held a press conference on Sunday
17/4/1438 AH (15/1/2017 CE) to announce the award.
PNU announced the award for the
first time in KSA. The award that has been approved by the Ministers' Council
aims to support women's achievements and comprehensively highlight their work.
The award committee includes elite representatives from both public and private
sectors for women.
The award focuses on and
highlights the achievements of Saudi women, their excellence and creativity;
motivates the new generation of women to contribute to comprehensive
development; and supports distinguished women's theoretical and practical
Dr. Aziza Al-Manea, Award
Secretariat and Committee Rapporteur, stated that this initiative supports the
achievements of excelling Saudi women in eight fields of scientific research,
programs, and initiatives: Literature, humanities, natural sciences, health
sciences, social initiatives, economic projects, charities, and art works.
She also added that the objective
of the award is to encourage the participation of women in the fields of
scientific research and social development. Winners will be chosen by a
specialized jury according to merit and award terms.
She also announced the topics of
- In Literature (Young People's
Literature), the topic "Novels for Young People" was nominated.
- In Humanities (Studies in Media),
the topic "The reality of Saudi external media and its role in supporting the
status of the KSA and its political and cultural influence internationally" was
- In Natural Sciences and
Technology Research (Chemistry and Physics), the topic "Nanotechnology
manufacturing, deployment, and applications" was nominated.
- In Health Sciences Research
(Non-contagious Diseases), the topic "Obesity in Children" was nominated.
- In Social Projects, Initiatives,
and Programs (Projects, Initiatives, and Programs for Addressing Social
Issues), the topic "Projects, Initiatives, and programs that aim to enable
women as to economy, laws, and awareness" was nominated.
- In Economic Programs and Projects
(Small Projects), the topic "Production and Manufacturing Projects" was
- In Community Development Programs
and Projects (Leading Programs in Family Enablement in Popular Neighborhoods),
the topic with the same name was nominated.
- In Art Initiatives, Programs, and
Projects (Design Works), the topic "Initiatives for developing heritage crafts
to become modern arts" was nominated.
Dr. Aziza Al-Manea also referred
to the award nomination process that takes place via both public and private
sectors; academic and cultural institutions; and individuals. Nominations are
to be sent to the General Secretariat for the PNU Award before the announced
deadline every year.
Website: PNU Award for Women's Excellence
The award offers each winner the
PNU Shield, a certificate of acknowledgment, a summary of the award-qualifying
project, and the amount of 100,000 SAR.
more information on the award, its terms, and nomination mechanisms, please
visit the website:
PNU Award for