Royal Society Africa Prize 2023 for Research Scientists (£2,000 prize)

Deadline: February 24, 2023

Nominations are invited for the Royal Society Africa Prize 2023. The Royal Society Africa Prize is to recognise research scientists based in Africa who are making an innovative contribution to the sciences.

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. The prize was previously the Royal Society Pfizer Award which was last awarded in 2016.

The Royal Society Africa Prize 2022 is awarded to Professor Novel Njweipi Chegou for his work in the fields of pulmonary and extrapulmonary tuberculosis, and his innovative project proposal.


  • The medal is of bronze, awarded annually and is accompanied by a gift of £2,000.


  • The Royal Society Africa Prize is open to African citizens.
  • There are no restrictions on career stage and nominations will remain valid and shall be considered by the award selection committee throughout three nomination cycles.
  • 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.


The terms and conditions of the Royal Society Africa Prize should be read before submitting a nomination.

Click here to nominate

For more information, visit Royal Society Africa Prize.

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