African Academy of Sciences: Rewarding Individuals and Scientists for their Excellence!

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Deadline: 31 March 2016

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is seeking applications for its fellowship program from individuals who have excelled in their fields of expertise as fellows. The academy also gives prizes to recognize scientists who have contributed to developing their fields in Africa.

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The AAS is the only continental academy in Africa, enjoying the support and recognition of NEPAD and the African Union as well as several governments and major international partners. These bodies also recognize the think-tank functions of the academy and its increasing role in setting the research agenda for the future development of the continent.


The AAS mission is to serve:

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  • as an honorific society with the primary function of honoring African science and technology achievers
  • as a development-oriented mobiliser of the entire African science and technology community with the fundamental role of facilitating the development of scientific and technological capacity for science-led development in Africa, promoting excellence and relevance in doing so.

Focus Areas

  • Climate Change
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Food Security and Nutritional Wellbeing
  • Sustainable Energy

Fellowship Categories

  • Fellows are Africans who may live in or outside the continent and are elected by AAS fellows based on achievements that include their publication record, innovations, leadership roles and contribution to policy.
  • Associate fellows are non-Africans who have contributed to the development of science on the continent.
  • Honorary fellows are eminent members of society who have helped the AAS to achieve its goals.

How to Apply

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Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit African Academy of Sciences.