Call for Nominations: 2023 Royal Society Africa Prize for African Researchers

Last Updated on December 15, 2022

Royal Society Africa Prize

Nominations are open for the 2023 Royal Society Africa Prize for African Researchers. This year, the Society is encouraging nominations of joint collaborations, groups or teams for almost all its medals to better represent how contemporary science is undertaken. In addition, the Society is extremely keen to broaden the diversity of those nominated for its awards, so do please consider all contacts and colleagues. 

You do not have to be a Fellow of the Royal Society to nominate or be nominated for any of the Royal Society medals and awards.

Royal Society Africa Prize

Aim and Benefits of the Royal Society Africa Prize

  • The winner will receive a bronze medal, accompanied by a gift of £2,000.

Requirements for Royal Society Africa Prize Qualification

  • 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.

Interview date, Process and Venue for Royal Society Africa Prize


  • 30 November 2022: Call for Nominations opens
  • 24 February 2023 : Call for Nominations closes
  • 27 February – mid May: Royal Society contacts suggested referees where required. Premier Awards, Physical and Biological Committees shortlist nominations and seek independent referees.
  • By end June: All committees score the nominations
  • By end July: Council reviews and approves winners recommended by award committees
  • By end August: Winners announced

Application Deadline: February 24, 2023

How to Apply for the Royal Society Africa Prize

For more details, visit the Royal Society website.

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