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The African Astronomical Society (AfAS) is pleased to announce the outcome of the 2022 Seed Research Grant. Launched in 2021 by the AfAS Early-Career Researcher Sub-Committee under our Science Committee, the AfAS Seed Research Grant supports research projects in Astronomy (including Astrophysics and Space Science) conducted by postgraduate students and/or early career researchers that are based in Africa. Each of the three laureates will receive Euro 1200 for international/domestic travel, lodging, computer equipment and other research-related expenses.

Congratulations to our laureates listed below:

Ms Grace Katusiime

Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda

Research Project: “New ideas from old friends: revisiting XTE J1118+480 and XTE J1550-564.”

Dr Hassan Abdalla Hassan Hamad

Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan

Research Project: “Infrared emission from interstellar dust in cosmic voids affecting the TeV gamma-ray flux from distant blazars.”

Ms Malebo Ella Moloko

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Research Project: “MeerLIRGs: A 1.28 GHz MeerKAT continuum study of Luminous Infrared Galaxies in the Southern Hemisphere”