Royal Society Africa Prize 2020 for Outstanding Research Scientists (Up to £15,000)
Deadline: January 27, 2020
Nominations are invited for the Royal Society Africa Prize 2020. The Royal Society Africa Prize is to recognise outstanding research scientists based in Africa who are making an innovative contribution to the sciences which contributes significantly to capacity building in Africa.
The Grant is designed to promote capacity building within Africa. The Recipient of the Prize may not use the funds to support their own salary/personal remuneration or as a salary for research assistants. The Grant is intended to be spent on a research project which has the potential to continue after the 12 months of the Grant. The recipient of the Prize is required to submit a report after 6 months and again after 12 months detailing the progress of their research, the progress of their project and the expenditure of the Grant.
- The winner will receive a bronze medal, accompanied by a £15,000 grant towards their research project and a gift of £2,000.
- The Royal Society Africa Prize will be made to an individual for an outstanding, innovative contribution to the sciences which contributes significantly to capacity building in Africa.
- The Prize is intended for researchers at an early stage of their research career (usually having received their PhD within the last 10 15 years) with the potential to build a research project to follow on from the prize.
- The research must be based in Africa.
- Nominations can be made by senior academics and members of the national academies of science.
- The project and nominee should be linked with an African centre of excellence, which would normally be a University, or equivalent research centre.
- Normally the Prize is given to an individual who has not yet reached full Professorship status.
- Nominators are required to submit two referees for the nominee. These will be requested once nominations have closed and are shared with the relevant selection committee.
- Referees should be as independent as possible – i.e. not from the same department, nor have published/ collaborated together with the nominee in the last 5 years. The referees should also not be a member of the relevant selection committee nor the Council of the Royal Society.
For more information, visit Royal Society Africa Prize.