Invitation to apply for the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence

Posted on August 22, 2018

The African Union Commission (AUC) calls on scientists from the African Union (AU) member states to apply for the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE).

Officially launched in 2008, the AUKNASE programme seeks to raise the profile and role of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the continent and to award top African scientists for their achievements and discoveries in STI. The AUKNASE focuses on two thematic areas: i) life and earth science innovation and ii) basic science, technology and innovation.

The African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence Programme (AUKNASE) is organised at three levels:

  1. Continental Level where two awards of USD 100 000 are given to African pioneer scientists
  2. Regional Level where two African women scientists per region will be awarded USD 20 000 each, and
  3. National Level dedicated to young African researchers, where two prizes are awarded per country. The value of the prizes is determined by the AUC.

The deadline for submission of the nomination form with supporting documents is 10 November 2018, 17.00 (Addis Ababa time). Please read the AUKNASE Continental and Regional Awards 2018 Edition Rules of Procedure to guide you with the application. Please click here for the nomination form and Rules of Procedure.

Queries can be directed to Mr Thabo Dikgale on [email protected]; Ms Tinyiko Ntshongwana on [email protected] or the AUC on [email protected].

 

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