Nominations are currently ongoing for the Royal Society Rising Star Africa Prize 2021.
The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. It was established in memory of Paul O’Brien FRS and his work in encouraging excellence in science and education in Africa.
The Royal Society Rising Star Africa prize is to recognize research scientists based in Africa who are making an innovative contribution to the sciences. Self-nominations are not accepted and members of the selection committee cannot nominate for their own awards.
- Winners will receive a grant of £15,000 to support their research.
- A bronze medal, and
- A gift of £2,000.
The Royal Society Rising Star Africa Prize is to recognize:
- early-career research scientists based in Africa who are making an innovative contribution to the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences.
- scientist or engineer whose expertise in communicating scientific ideas in lay terms is exemplary.
- women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
- UK academic and research communities who have contributed most to the advancement of diversity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics within their communities, and.
- individuals whose work has the potential to make a contribution to national prosperity.
All nominations must be submitted using Flexi-Grant.
For detailed information on how to nominate, click here
Deadline: February 15, 2021.
For more information visit the official site.