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Royal Society Africa Prize

Royal Society Africa Prize

The award

The Royal Society Africa Prize is to recognise research scientists based in Africa who are making an innovative contribution to the biological sciences, including basic medical science, which contributes significantly to capacity building in Africa.

The terms and conditions of the Royal Society Africa Prize should be read before submitting a nomination.  

The winner will receive a bronze medal, accompanied by an £11,000 grant towards their research project and a gift of £1,000.

The prize was previously the Royal Society Pfizer Award which was last awarded in 2016.

Past winners

Dr Dorothy Yeboah-Manu was awarded the 2018 Royal Society Africa Prize for her contributions and innovative approaches to understanding Mycobacterium ulcerans and Mycobacterium africanum, combining microbiology, genetic studies and epidemiology in the areas of her work.

Dr Alassane Dicko was awarded the 2017 Royal Society Africa Prize for his contribution to research into malaria control, in particular using intermittent administration of medicines to children in the Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention strategy recommended by WHO.

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