The African Academy of Sciences Fellowship nomination call is now open. Nominations are submitted by current AAS Fellows and they have received the call. However, individuals who are interested in becoming Fellows of the AAS may themselves approach an AAS Fellow to nominate them.
Profiles of Fellows of the AAS are available in the link provided at the end or contact the AAS to provide you with contacts of Fellows within your field of expertise whom you can request to nominate you.
To date the AAS has elected 396 Fellows from 39 African countries. For this call the aim is twofold:
- To ensure that we have Fellows from all African countries, hence we strongly encourage nominations from Angola, Cape Verde, Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Libya, Namibia, Niger, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles and South Sudan.
- To increase the number of women Fellows and we encourage the nomination of women practitioners whose academic efforts, output and excellence make them worthy of being Fellows of AAS.
More information on AAS Fellowship and the nomination process, is also available at
Nominations must be submitted by 31 March 2018. Please contact Ms Olivia Osula, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you need any clarification.
The AAS is a pan African organisation headquartered in Kenya, which aims to drive sustainable development in Africa through science technology and innovation. It has atripartite mandate of pursuing excellence by recognising scholars and achievers; providing advisory and think tank functions for shaping the continent’s strategies and policies; and implementing key science, technology and innovation programmes that impact on developmental challenges through the new agenda setting and funding platform, the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA).
The AAS recognises excellence through the election of AAS Fellows and Affiliates. These are distinguished researchers who represent the most talented and promising men and women in and from the continent, from 53 countries across the globe. Fellows may live in or outside the continent and are elected by AAS Fellows based on achievements that include their publication record, innovations, leadership roles and contribution to policy. The Affliiates are young professionals with the promise to become world class research leaders.
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