African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards

The Commission of the African Union is delighted to invite applications for the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards (AUKNSA). This is open to exceptional African scientists. He or she must be the citizens of African Union (AU) Member States. Two type awards will be given i.e. AU-TWAS National Young Scientist Award and African Union Women Scientists Regional Award. To apply, entries must be submitted by 31 October 2016.

Award Description
The Commission of African Union, through its Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology implements a strategic science and technology development programme, aimed at contributing to the wellbeing and improved quality of life for the African citizens. In January 2007, the AU Heads of State and Government “declared 2007 as the launching year for building constituencies and champions for science, technology and innovation in Africa”. The African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards to be covered under this scheme are: (i) AU-TWAS National Young Scientists Award at the National Level; (ii) African Union Regional Women Scientists Award at the AU Regional Level; and (iii) Continental Scientific Award at the continental level.

Award Value
The value of the AU-TWAS National Young Scientist Award shall be US$ 5,000 (Five thousand US Dollars) jointly conferred by the African Union Commission and TWAS for each scientific sector. The value of the African Union Women Scientists Regional Award shall be US$20,000 (Twenty thousand US Dollars) for each scientific sector, conferred by the African Union Commission. The value of the Continental Scientific Award shall be US$100,000 (One hundred thousand US Dollars) for each scientific sector) conferred by the African Union Commission on the award winners in each sector.

Level and Area of Studies
Prizes are available to scientists for their scientific achievements and valuable discoveries and findings.

Place of Study: Not specified.

Eligibility and Criteria
To be eligible for this awards, candidates must satisfy the given criteria as follow:

  • The African Union Kwame Nkrumah 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.
  • 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.

Applicants’ Nationality
Only nationals of the African Union (AU) Member States are eligible to participate in these Awards.

Application Instruction
Please download and complete the application form at the website and application link below.

Submission Deadline
31 October 2016.

Website andnApplication Link

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