2020 African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE) Continental &...

2020 African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE) Continental & Regional Awards

The Commission of the African Union is committed to support the use and development of science in Africa and has, since 2008 been running the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE). 

The objective is to give out scientific awards to top African scientists for their scientific achievements and valuable discoveries and findings.

Application Deadline: 25th November 2020 (at 17:00 hours Addis Ababa time)

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Type: Contests/Awards

Eligibility: To be eligible for the African Union Scientific Awards nominees shall be African scientists who:

  • have made remarkable achievements, demonstrated by number and quality of their publications, number of trained research graduate students, applicability of the scientific work to Africa’s challenges, and its patentability. The award is intended to recognize those who demonstrate excellence in research of relevance to the developmental needs of the continent.
  • Only nationals of the African Union (AU) Member States are eligible to participate in these Awards;
  • Nominees shall be Africans residing in any of the AU member states and can be nominated only for achievements based on work conducted in an African country.
  • For the CONTINENTAL Award: Applicants should have nominees with a PhD degree, if the nominee is an Academic in a university must at least have a rank of Associate Professor. There is no age limit for this award. The nominee should meet at least four of the following:
    • Must have published in journals (at least 20 articles with impact factor greater than 1.0)
    • Must appear as senior/corresponding author in at least 15 of the 25 articles
    • Must have a minimum H-index of 25
    • Must have at least two international or four national patents registered
    • Must have supervised or co-supervised at least 10 PhD students
    • Must have won an international grant as a principal investigator
    • Must have written a review article in his/her field of specialization
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For the REGIONAL AWARD: for Women Scientists, applicants should have nominators with a PhD degree, if it is an Academic in a university must at least have a rank of Associate Professor. There is no age limit for this award. The nominee should meet at least three of the following:  

  • Must have published at least five articles in journals (with impact factor greater than 1.0)
  • Must appear as senior/corresponding author in at least three of the five articles
  • Must at least have a minimum H-index of 5
  • Must have at least one international or two national patents registered
  • Must have supervised or co-supervised at least 5 PhD students
  • Must have won an international grant as a principal investigator
  • Must have written a review article in her field of specialization
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How to Apply: The Nomination Form with all the supporting documents should be posted via physical courier to the following address (NOT by Fax or E-mail):

To:
The Officer in Charge
AU Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence 2018 Edition,
Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology
African Union Commission
Roosevelt Street
P. O. Box 3243
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

NB: On the right backside of the envelope, please insert the following information:

[From: Full Name, Contact and E-Mail Addresses of the Applicant] Specify which Level you are applying: Continental Award Or Regional Award and “add the Following Note” [“AUKNASE /Not to be opened before the Opening Session”]

African Union Kwame Nkrumah Nomination form -En

African Union Kwame Nkrumah Nomination form -Fr

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