African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence

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 patent-ability. The award is intended to recognize those who demonstrate excellence in research of relevance to the developmental needs of the continent.

Only nationals of the African Union (AU) Member States are eligible to participate in these Awards;

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.

Find out more from the source (PDF): https://au.int/sites/default/files/announcements/36727-annc-2019_auknase_rules_of_procedure.pdf