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This award is made to scientists working in the biological sciences to promote capacity-building in Africa.
Dr Alexis Nzila (2nd from right) was the first recipient of the Royal Society Pfizer Award in 2006.
The Royal Society Pfizer Award is designed to reward scientists, based in Africa, at the outset of their career and to promote science capacity building in the developing world. It is awarded annually.
The award recognises a research scientist, at an early stage of their research career, who is making an innovative contribution to the biological sciences, including basic medical science, which contributes significantly to capacity building in Africa.
The award is supported by Pfizer Inc and was first made in 2006.
The award consists of a grant of £60,000 to carry out a research project that is linked to an African centre of scientific excellence, which would normally be a University, or equivalent research centre. The grant is intended to cover the costs of the research project except from the awardees own salary. A further £5,000 is given as a prize to the recipient.
The 2013 call for nominations has now closed. The winner will be announced in the Summer.
The recipient is chosen by the Council of the Royal Society on the recommendation of the Biological Sciences Awards Committees. Nominations are valid for one year.
Please read the terms and conditions for this award (PDF) and the general terms and conditions (PDF) for your information.
Dr Samuel Kariuki was awarded the Royal Society Pfizer Award in 2012 for his outstanding research into invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella (NTS) infections in Kenya.
Watch a video about Dr Kariuki's research
Dr Martin Ota was awarded the Royal Society Pfizer Exceptional Merit Award in 2012 for his outstanding research into the relationship of pneumococcal protein antibody levels to nasopharyngeal carriage of pneumococci in early infancy.
Watch a video about Dr Ota's research
Royal Society Armourers & Brasiers' Company Prize: For excellence in materials science and technology.
Royal Society Kohn Award: For excellence in engaging the public with science.
Royal Society Mercer Prize: For research that has been commercially exploited for significant wealth generation of societal benefit in the UK.
Royal Society Mullard Award: For individuals whose work has the potential to make a contribution to national prosperity.
Royal Society Pfizer Award: For scientists working in the biological sciences to promote capacity-building in Africa.
See all medals, awards and prize lectures.
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