The Royal Society Africa Prize recognizes African-based research scientists who make an innovative contribution to the biological sciences, including basic medical science, and who contribute significantly to capacity building in Africa. Nominations for the Royal Society Africa Prize 2022 are now being accepted. The Royal Society Africa Prize seeks to recognize African-based research scientists who are making an innovative contribution to science.
The Royal Society awards a variety of medals, including the Premier Awards, subject-specific awards, and medals honoring science communication and promotion. All of these honors are given to recognize and celebrate scientific excellence. The Royal Society Africa Prize will be awarded to an individual for outstanding, innovative contributions to science that have a significant impact on capacity building in Africa.
About the Scholarship:
Our roots can be traced back to a 1660 ‘invisible college’ of natural philosophers and physicians. We are now the UK’s national science academy, with a Fellowship of over 1,600 of the world’s most distinguished scientists.
On November 28, 1660, the first ‘learned society’ meeting was held in response to Christopher Wren’s lecture at Gresham College. The group, which was soon joined by other leading polymaths such as Robert Boyle and John Wilkins, received royal approval and became known as ‘The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge’ in 1663. The Royal Society Africa Prize will be awarded to an individual for outstanding, innovative contributions to science that have a significant impact on capacity building in Africa.
Scholarship Sponsor(s): The Royal Society
Host Country(s): London, United Kingdom
Study Level: Undergraduate
Nationality: International Students
The winner will receive a bronze medal, a £15,000 grant for their research project, and a £2000 gift.
Eligibility for Scholarship
- The Royal Society Africa Prize will be awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding, innovative contribution to biological science, including basic medical science, that has significantly contributed to African capacity building.
- The Prize is intended for early-career researchers (typically those who have received their PhD within the last 10-15 years) who have the potential to build a research project as a result of the prize.
- The study must be conducted in Africa.
- Senior academics and members of national academies of science can make nominations.
- The project and the nominee should be linked to an African center of excellence, which is typically a university or an equivalent research center.
- Normally, the Prize is awarded to a person who has not yet attained full Professorship status.
Criteria for Selection
- The Prize is intended for early-career researchers who have the potential to develop a research project in response to the award.
- The study must take place in Africa.
- The Prize will award the Recipient a grant of £15,000, including VAT where applicable, for a research project, as well as £2,000 as a personal prize.
- Recipients must notify the Royal Society if their status or location changes.
- The Recipients will also receive a specially minted commemorative medal, and they are expected to accept the Prize in person at a ceremony at the Royal Society, unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as illness.
- Nominations can be made by senior academics and members of national science academies.
- The project and the nominee should be associated with an African center of excellence, which is typically a university or an equivalent research facility.
- Normally, the Prize is awarded to a person who has not yet attained full Professorship.
The The Royal Society 2022 Africa Prize for African Researchers is open to all international students
The call for nominations is now open. Please refer to the Medals and Awards guidance notes (PDF) to check nominee eligibility
The application deadline The Royal Society 2022 Africa Prize for African Researchers is February 25, 2022
You could also apply for $16,600 Clarendon Fund Scholarships for Masters and PhDs at the University of Oxford, 2022
The Clarendon Fund Scholarships for masters and doctorates at the University of Oxford attract students without restrictions by nationality or country of habitual residence. Clarendon scholars come from all over the world: from the United States to Australia, from Venezuela to Vietnam, and from Norway to Nigeria.
By applying for postgraduate study, you will automatically be considered for a Clarendon scholarship. You do not need to submit any documents and there are no separate scholarship application forms for Clarendon. You must apply by the December or January admissions deadline, whichever corresponds to your course of interest.
LENGTH OF SCHOLARSHIP
Clarendon Scholarships are normally offered for the full period of payment of dues.
This is the period for which you are required to pay the course fees to the University.
The fee payment page (https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/fees-and-financing/fees-and-other-charges/fee-responsibility) explains this fully and also provides information about charges that may apply after this period, known as continuation charges (see https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduates/fees-and-funding/fees-and-other-charges/charges -continued), which are not covered by the Clarendon Fund.
In some cases, the academic division (https://www.ox.ac.uk/research/divisions?wssl=1) has the discretion to extend your scholarship to cover an additional period of study where the course is known to be time consuming additional. The extension period applies only to support expenses and not to continuation charges. Fellows will be notified in their offer letter if a funding extension is provided.
LEVEL OF STUDY
All full-time Master’s and PhD courses are eligible, provided you have applied by the relevant January deadline for your course.
A list of all postgraduate courses offered by the University of Oxford can be found on the courses page.
For information for applicants for part-time studies (https://www.ox.ac.uk/clarendon/information-for-applicants/part-time), see our dedicated page.
SUBJECT AREAS OF STUDY
Clarendon Scholarships are open to all subject areas and to all candidates applying for a new Masters or PhD course before the December or January admissions deadline, whichever is relevant to your course.
It is fully understood that Clarendon Scholarships supports academics from across the University, without restriction on subject area.
OTHER IMPORTANT CRITERIA
Candidates applying to start a new Diploma or Masters course at Oxford are eligible. This includes students who are currently pursuing a master’s degree at Oxford, but will be reapplying for a DP or applying for a second master’s course.
DEFERRED OFFERS OR CURRENT STUDENTS
Applicants who have a deferred graduate offer are not eligible to be considered for this scholarship.
Current students who will continue studying for the same degree at Oxford next year are not eligible for this scholarship.
What benefits do the Clarendon Fund Scholarships offer for masters and doctorates at the University of Oxford?
1. Clarendon Scholarships cover course fees in full. This applies to students who are in the country and abroad.
1.1. Scholars on a full-time course will receive an annual living expenses grant of at least the Research Council minimum doctoral stipend rate, which is normally enough to cover the living expenses of a single student living in Oxford.
1.2. For the 2021-22 term, expect to receive at least £15,609 scholarship support.