Application Deadline: 23 February 2024 at 23:59 GMT.
Applications are now open for the 2024 Royal Society Africa Prize. The Royal Society Africa Prize is to recognise research scientists based in Africa who are making an innovative contribution to the sciences. The medal is of bronze, awarded annually and is accompanied by a gift of £2,000. The prize was previously the Royal Society Pfizer Award which was last awarded in 2016.
- The Royal Society Africa Prize is open to African citizens.
- The Prize is intended for researchers at a senior stage of their research career with the potential to build a research project to follow on from the prize.
- Nominations will remain valid and shall be considered by the award selection committee throughout three nomination cycles.
- The Royal Society Africa Prize (hereafter referred to as the Prize) will be made to an individual (hereafter referred to the Recipient) for an outstanding, innovative contribution to the sciences which contributes significantly to capacity building in Africa
- The Prize is intended for researchers at a senior stage (more than 15 years post PhD) 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.
- 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.
- The Recipients must notify the Royal Society of any change in their status or location.
- The Recipients will also be awarded a specially struck commemorative medal and they are expected to receive this in person at an awarding ceremony which will take place at the Royal Society, except in exceptional circumstances such as ill-health.
- This award comes with a Prize Lecture which the recipient is expected to deliver on the evening of the awarding ceremony.
- 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 entre of excellence, which would normally be a university, or equivalent research centre.
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