African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards 2012 Competition for Kenyan Scientists

Republic of Kenya
 
Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology
 
Directorate of Research Management and Development
 
African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards – 2012

The Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology invites applications from outstanding Kenyan scientist to this year’s African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards Competition.


The African Union Scientific Awards will be awarded to African scientists who have remarkable achievements, demonstrated by the number of publications, number of research graduate students, applicability of the scientific work to Africa’s challenges, and its patentability.
 
The Awards will be awarded in each of the following two scientific sectors:
 
a) Life and Earth Sciences; and 
b) Basic Science, Technology and Innovation
 
The Awards will be made in the following categories;
 
Category 1: African Union Young Scientist National Award worth USD5000 per sector.
 
Category 2: African Union Women Scientist Regional Award worth USD20, 000 per sector.
 
Category 3: African Union Scientific Award worth USD100,000 per sector
 
Requirements for Eligible Contesters
  • The competition is open to Kenyan citizens only.
  • The innovator should be an individual.
  • Category 1 targets young scientists aged not more than forty (40) by 31 December 2012.
  • Category 2 targets excelling women scientists.
  • Category 3 targets outstanding African scientist.
  • Patentable innovations are encouraged.
  • Inventions clearly identified as serving military purposes are not eligible for the awards.
Interested persons are advised to download information on the eligibility criteria and application forms from the Ministry’s website: www.scienceandtechnology.go.ke.
 
Duly completed forms should reach the address below on or before 22nd June 2012.
 
The Director,
Directorate of Research Management and Development,
P. O Box 30568 – 00100,
Utalii Hse. 9th Floor,
Tel +254-020-2219420,
Fax +254-020-215349.
Nairobi


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