Royal Society Africa Prize for African Research Scientists (recieve £15,000 Grant)- Apply Now


Royal Society Africa Prize seeks to recognise research scientists based in Africa who are making an innovative contribution to the sciences. The medal is of bronze, awarded annually and is accompanied by a gift of £2,000. The prize was previously the Royal Society Pfizer Award which was last awarded in 2016.


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

Eligibility Criteria

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.

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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.

Application Deadline – 24 February 2023 at 3pm GMT.

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