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Royal Society Africa Prize and Rising Star Africa Prize 2021

The call for Royal Society Africa Prize and Rising Star Africa Prize nominations is now open.

Application Deadline: 15th February 2021 at 3pm GMT. 

Eligible Countries: African countries

About the Award: The Royal Society Africa Prize is to recognise research scientists based in Africa who are making an innovative contribution to the biological sciences, including basic medical science, which contributes significantly to capacity building in Africa.

Type: Award, Research

Eligibility:

  • The Royal Society Africa Prize will be made to an individual for an outstanding, innovative contribution to biological science, including basic medical science, 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.

Number of Awards: 1

Value of Award: The winner will receive a bronze medal, accompanied by a £15,000 grant towards their research project and a gift of £2,000.

How to Apply:  Nominate now

The call for nominations is now open. Please refer to the Medals and Awards guidance notes (PDF) to check nominee eligibility.

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