Call for Nominations: Royal Society Africa Prize 2019

The call for nominations is now open for the Royal Society Africa Prize. The Royal Society Africa Prize (formerly known as the Royal Society Pfizer Award) is to recognise research scientists based in Africa who are making an outstanding innovative contribution to the biological sciences, including basic medical science, which contributes significantly to capacity building in Africa.


The winner will receive

  • a bronze medal,
  • £11,000 grant towards the research project and
  • a gift of £1,000


  • 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.


Nominations close on Monday 28 January 2019 at 3pm. 

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