The Royal Society Africa Prize for scientists based in Africa.

Are you a scientist based in Africa? Are you ready to contribute to research to biological science? The Royal Society Africa Prize is to recognize 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.

The purpose of the grant

 Grants are made to be spent on the research project as detailed in the online form on the Society’s Flexi-grant system. The Royal Society should be notified of any alteration to this project. The Grant is intended to be spent on a research project which has the potential to continue after the 12 months of the Grant. The Grant is designed to promote capacity building within Africa. The Recipient of the Prize may not use the funds to support their own salary/personal remuneration or as a salary for research assistants.

Eligibility

The Prize is intended for researchers at an early stage of their research career (usually have received their Ph.D. 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.

Benefits of Royal Society Africa

The winner will receive a bronze medal and The Prize will make a grant of £11,000, including VAT where applicable, to the Recipient for a research project and £1,000 as a personal prize for the Recipient.

The Recipients will also be awarded a specially struck commemorative medal and they are expected to receive the Prize in person at a ceremony at the Royal Society, except in exceptional circumstances such as ill-health.

Reporting requirements

The recipient of the Prize is required to submit a report after 6 months and again after 12 months detailing the progress of their research, the progress of their project and the expenditure of the Grant.

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 center of excellence, which would normally be a University or equivalent research center. Normally the Prize is given to an individual who has not yet reached full Professorship status. Nominators are required to submit two referees for the nominee. These will be requested once nominations have closed and are shared with the relevant selection committee.

 The deadline is Monday 28 January 2019 at 3 PM

For more details, visit the Royal Society Africa Prize

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