African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE)
The objective of this is to give out science awards to top African scientists for their achievements and valuable discoveries and findings in science, technology and innovation. Under this program, prizes are awarded to top African scientists in each of the following two sectors (a) Life and Earth Science and innovation; and (b) Basic Science, Technology and Innovation at the national, regional and continental levels.
To be eligible for the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence, nominees shall be African scientists who have made remarkable achievements, demonstrated by the number of publications, number of trained research graduate students, the 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) the Member States are eligible to participate in these Awards.