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Royal Society Rising Star Africa Prize

Royal Society Rising Star Africa Prize

Royal Society Rising Star Africa Prize winner 2021

Rising-Star-Africa-Nowsheen-GoonooDr Nowsheen Goonoo 

The Royal Society Rising Star Africa Prize 2021, in memory of Paul O’Brien FRS, is awarded to Dr Nowsheen Goonoo for her work on the fabrication, characterization and application of biomaterials, and her innovative research proposal.

Dr Goonoo will be awarded a medal and a grant of £14,000 towards her research project at a symposium to be held at a future date. 

The award

The Royal Society Rising Star Africa Prize is to recognise early-career research scientists based in Africa who are making an innovative contribution to the physical, mathematical and engineering sciences. The prize was established in memory of Paul O’Brien FRS and his work encouraging excellence in science and education in Africa. Winners will receive a grant of £14,000 to support their research and a personal gift of £1,000.

Nominations

The call for nominations is now closed. The next round of nominations will open in November 2021. 

 

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