Royal Society Africa Prize 2022 for Research Scientists (up to £15,000)

Royal Society Africa Prize 2022 for Research Scientists (up to £15,000)

Deadline: February 25, 2022

Nominations are invited for the Royal Society Africa Prize 2022. The Royal Society Africa Prize aims to recognise research scientists based in Africa who are making an innovative contribution to the sciences.

The Royal Society has a broad range of medals including the Premier Awards, subject specific awards and medals celebrating the communication and promotion of science. All of these are awarded to recognise and celebrate excellence in science. 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.

Award

  • The Prize will make a grant of £15,000, including VAT where applicable, to the Recipient for a research project and £2,000 as a personal prize for the Recipient.

Elgibility

  • The Prize is intended for researchers at an early stage of their research career 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.
  • 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.

Nomination

The terms and conditions of the Royal Society Africa Prize (PDF) should be read before submitting a nomination.

Click here to nominate

For more information, visit Royal Society Africa Prize.

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