Call for nominations for the 2021 Women in Astronomy in Africa Awards

The African Network of Women in Astronomy (AfNWA), a sub-committee of the African Astronomical Society, in collaboration with the International Science Programme, Uppsala University, Sweden, is delighted to invite nominations for the 2021 Women in Astronomy in Africa awards. The aim of the award is to recognise and support the scientific achievements, and contributions to society, of women in Astronomy in Africa.

The awards are offered in the following categories:

  1. Early career astronomer award (MSc, PhD students and postdocs within 5 years of PhD),
  2. Senior level astronomer award (>5 years since award of PhD).

Both awards will include a certificate to be presented during the next general meeting of the African Astronomical Society (March 2022), and €1500. Depending on the general AfAS meeting organisation, awardees may have an opportunity to present their achievements in a talk.

For information on eligibility, and to nominate yourself or a colleague, go to

Deadline for nominations: 30 November 2021