June 25, 2024

2023 Royal Society Africa Prize for African Scientists

The goal of the Royal Society Africa Prize is to honor research scientists working in Africa who have made ground-breaking advances in the biological sciences, particularly fundamental medical research, which have a major positive impact on Africa’s capacity development.

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Grants Summary:

    Host University: The call for Royal Society Africa Prize is now open

    Degree level: £15,000 grant

    Scholarship funding: Partialy Funded


    Eligible nationality: African countries

    Host country: UK

    Application’s Last Date: 24th February 20233 at 3pm GMT.

Type: Award, Research


Number of Award: 1


  • 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.
  • 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.

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


Method of Application:

Apply for Royal Society Africa Prize:  Nominate now

The call for nominations is now open. There is a new nomination system in place and so please ensure you read through the guidance document fully. 

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