The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) recognises scientific excellence by electing to its membership outstanding scholars who have attained the highest level of excellence in their scientific field and have made significant contributions to the advancement of science regionally and globally. AAS Fellows are elected for life through a rigorous peer review process on the basis of excellence in their publications record, innovations, leadership roles and contribution to policy and society.
There is no age limit and AAS encourages nomination of female scientists and deserving scholars from under- represented disciplines. Candidates may be nominated from all scientific disciplines grouped into ten AAS scientific clusters: Agricultural & Nutritional Sciences; Biosciences; Chemical Sciences; Cultural Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences; Geological, Environmental, Earth & Space Sciences; Materials Science; Mathematical Sciences; Medical & Health Sciences; Physical Sciences; Policy Sciences.
The AAS Fellowship has three categories of recognition: Fellows, Associate Fellows and Honorary Fellows.
Fellows are elected from among active and outstanding African scientists residing in Africa or elsewhere, non- African scientists who have taken citizenship of an African nation, and Africa-born scientists who have taken citizenship outside Africa and have attained the highest international standards and/or have made significant contribution to the development and application of science, technology and innovation in Africa as well as in the development of other scientists.
The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS) is a non-aligned, non-political, not-for-profit pan African organisation whose vision is to see transformed lives on the African continent through science. Our tripartite mandate is recognising excellence through The AAS’ highly prestigious fellowship and award schemes, providing advisory and think tank functions for shaping Africa’s Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) strategies and policies and implementing key Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) programmes addressing Africa’s developmental challenges. The STI t... read more
Only AAS Fellows and Associate Fellows can nominate candidates to the AAS Fellowship. One Fellow/ Associate Fellow nominates and each nomination is seconded by another Fellow/ Associate Fellow. Prospective nominees must meet the following requirements:
The African Academy of Sciences accepts nominations for Fellows in the first half of each year. A nomination call is sent out to all The AAS Fellows and Associate Fellows. A notification also goes out to non-Fellows informing them of the open call. Only current AAS Fellows and Associate Fellows can submit nominations. Self-nomination is not accepted but as indicated below, interested individuals may request a Fellow or Associate Fellow of AAS to nominate them. The call remains open for two months. Nominations must be submitted by 31st May 2023.
The AAS reiterates its goal to admit more women into the Fellowship. All Fellows are expected to nominate at least one woman and women Fellows are highly encouraged to nominate two women.
Nominations are submitted on the AAS Ishango Online System. Please follow this link: https://aasishango.ccgranttracker.com/
More information on the AAS Fellowship and the nomination process is available here
For more details, visit AAS website.