Deadline: 31 October 2016
The African Union Commission invites African Scientists for its prestigious African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award.
The aim is to recognize, award and honor outstanding excelling African Scientists women, men alike and younger researchers for their scientific achievements, discoveries and innovations. This raises the profile of science and technology sector in the African Union Member States and Africa as a whole and thus contributing to Africa’s sustainable development, poverty alleviation and integration efforts.
The objectives of African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards are to:
- To award and honour outstanding African Scientists for their scientific achievements and discoveries.
- Promote scientific development in Africa through recognition of excellence among African scientists, women, men alike and younger researchers and encourage them to persevere in their research or academic careers, and nurture their ambitions;
- Popularize and Promote public understanding and participation in the implementation of Africa’s Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action (CPA) and AU Assembly decisions on science and technology.
- Raise the profile of science and technology sector in African Union Member States, Regional Economic Communities and so that science contributes Africa’s sustainable development, poverty alleviation and integration efforts.
Under this programme prizes are awarded to top African scientists in each of the following sectors
- Scientific awards;
- Life and Earth Science;
- Basic Science, Technology and Innovation.
This programme is implemented in three levels as below:
- The Continental Award
- The Regional Award
- The National Young Scientists Award
- The Continental Award: The two successful winners of the award will each receive the current prize of 100,000USD
- The Regional Award: Two winners per region receive the current prize of 20,000USD each
- The National Young Scientists Award: Winners receive the current prize of 2,000USD each
- The African Union Scientific Awards will be awarded to African scientists who have remarkable achievements, demonstrated by number of publications, number of research graduate students, applicability of the scientific work to Africa’s challenges, and its patentability.
- Only nationals of the African Union (AU) Member States are eligible to participate in these Awards.
- For the African Union Regional Scientific Award for Women, applicants should have intensively published at least ten (10) SCI publications.
- For the Continental applicants should have at least twenty (20) SCI publications.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply online via given website.
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
For more information, please visit AU Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award.