The TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme provides postdoctoral researchers who have obtained their PhD not earlier than 2010 and are from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, with the opportunity to make a 'Cooperation Visit' to an institute in Germany. Such visits will have a duration of no more than three months and must be undertaken within 12 months of the award.
The Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) is a joint initiative of the African Academy of Sciences and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). This initiative is also established in partnership with three major funders, namely, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the Wellcome trust t and the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
AAS has four categories of Fellowships:
2. Associate Fellows
3. Honorary Fellows
4. Affiliate Members.
FELLOWS – are elected from among active African scientists residing in Africa or elsewhere (including those in the diaspora) and who have attained the highest international standards and/or who have made significant contributions to the development and application of science, technology and innovation in Africa.
Nairobi/Addis Ababa/London/Seattle/Johannesburg, March 9, 2015: In a key development for scientific and health research in Africa, the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, endorsed the establishment of the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) - a platform created by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the NEPAD Agency.
The quarterly newsletter of AAS, "Science*Policy*Africa" Vol 19 No. 1 for March 2015 is out.
The 2015 Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for Scientific Discovery and/or Technological Innovation is now open consequently, theAAS invites nominations from AAS Fellows, Members of National Academies, Research Councils and Universities in the region as well as self-nomination from interested individuals from Africa. The selection of women scientists is encouraged.
This Strategic Plan is the roadmap that is to guide the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) over the next five years. It aims at enhancing the role of the Academy as a key partner and leader in Africa’s sustainable development.
This Plan outlines the interventions, programmes, activities and projected outcomes of AAS.
The African Union Commission late January jointly presented to AAS Fellows Prof. Salim S Abdool Karim of South Africa and Prof. Kofané Timoléon Crépin from Cameroon the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Continental Scientific Awards 2014 Edition.
The AAS Affiliates’ program is intended to achieve the Academy’s objective to stimulate and nurture the spirit of scientific discovery and technological innovation in Africa in order to promote sustainable development in the continent through research and development.
On 14 January 2015, the South African Association of Botanists (SAAB) awarded the prestigious SAAB Gold Medal to Professor Ben-Erik van Wyk, Research Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Johannesburg. The Gold Medal is the highest honour made by the SAAB and is awarded only to exceptional candidates on the basis of outstanding research and significant contributions to Botany. The medal has now been awarded for the 13th time in 47 years.
The African Academy of Sciences Commission on Science Olympiad is delighted to invite a team of contestants, Leaders and Observers to participate in the first African Academy of Sciences Pan African Science Olympiad AAs PASO 2015 in Âbuja, Nigeria from 22nd of August 2015 to 29th of August 2015.
The Royal Society, in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID), has opened the second round of applications for Programme Grants as part of its Royal Society - DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative. Applications are invited in three priority areas: