Royal Society Africa Prize

Royal Society Africa Prize (Up to £15,000) For Africa Research Scientists 2022

Royal Society Africa Prize (Up to £15,000) | Royal Society Africa Prize registration portal are now open 2022, Are you a recognize research scientists based in Africa who are making an innovative contribution to the sciences.? If yes, Apply for Royal Society Africa Prize now! 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.

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Royal Society Africa Prize is to recognise research scientists based in Africa who are making an innovative contribution to the sciences, which contributes significantly to capacity building the Africa.


African scientists will get up to £17,000 (£15,000 research grant and personal gift of £2,000)


The Royal Society Africa Prize is open to African citizens. There are no restrictions on career stage and nominations will remain valid and shall be considered by the award selection committee throughout three nomination cycles.
The terms and conditions of the Royal Society Africa Prize (PDF) should be read before submitting a nomination.
Additional Information:
  • The Prize is intended for researchers at an early stage of their research career 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.
  • Referees should be as independent as possible – i.e. not from the same department, nor have published/ collaborated together with the nominee in the last 5 years. The referees should also not be a member of the relevant selection committee nor the Council of the Royal Society.

How To Apply

The call for nominations is now open. Please refer to the Medals and Awards guidance notes (PDF) to check nominee eligibility.

Apply Here

Nominations close on Friday 25 February 2022 at 3pm GMT.

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