African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE) the 2019 Edition

African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE) the 2019 Edition

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1 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 number of publications,
number of trained research graduate students, 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.
4.2 Only nationals of the African Union (AU) Member States are eligible to participate in these Awards;
4.3 Nominees shall be Africans residing in any of the AU Member States and can be nominated only for
achievements based on work conducted in an African country.
4.4 For the REGIONAL AWARD: for Women Scientists, applicants should have nominators with a PhD degree, if it
is an Academic in a university must at least have a rank of Associate Professor. There is no age limit
for this award. The nominee should meet at least three of the following:
4.4.1 Must have published at least five articles in journals (with impact factor greater than 1.0)
4.4.2 Must appear as senior/corresponding author in at least three of the five articles
4.4.3 Must at least have a minimum H-index of 5
4.4.4 Must have at least one international or two national patents registered
4.5 For the CONTINENTAL AWARD: is open to all African pioneer scientists, applicants should have nominees
with a PhD degree, if the nominee is an Academic in a university must at least have a rank of
Associate Professor. There is no age limit for this award. The nominee should meet at least four of
the following:
4.5.1 Must have published in journals (at least 20 articles with impact factor greater than 1.0)
4.5.2 Must appear as senior/corresponding author in at least 15 of the 25 articles
4.5.3 Must have a minimum H-index of 25
4.5.4 Must have at least two international or four national patents registered
4.5.5 Must have supervised or co-supervised at least 10 PhD students
4.5.6 Must have won an international grant as a principal investigator
4.5.7 Must have written a review article in his/her field of specialization
Note: the above criteria are oriented to academics in a teaching or research institution. However, individuals or
groups from non-academic establishments, such as industry, technical and vocational institutions where a
patent or other trade secret may have been the basis for developing a product or service that has clearly
made impact on society or have contributed in a significant way to objectives 1.3 and 1.4 may be nominated
even though many of the criteria above have not been fulfilled.
4.4.5 Must have supervised or co-supervised at least 5 PhD students
4.4.6 Must have won an international grant as a principal investigator
4.5.7 Must have written a review article in her field of specialization

Deadline: 
Date and time
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019 - 14:00