Professor Aderemi Kuku National Young Scientist Award In Mathematical Sciences
The Nigerian Young Academy (NYA) was established in August 2010 by the pioneering effort of the Nigeria Academy of Science (NAS), supported by Nigerian Academy of Education (NAE) and the Nigerian Academy of Engineering (NAEng). The NYA was established to provide recognition for excellence and raise the profile of young researchers in Nigeria. Additionally, members would play a crucial role as inspirational figures for a new generation of researchers and impact on the society through their research. The NYA is the unified platform for the exchange of ideas across disciplines and regions, nurturing outstanding and aspiring youthful researchers and professionals towards improving the state of the nation.
In line with her objectives, the NYA through the kind donation of Prof. Aderemi O. Kuku has instituted the “Professor Aderemi Kuku National Young Scientist Award in Mathematical Sciences” with a view to promoting original research in Mathematics especially among young scientists in Nigeria. This initiative commenced in 2013. The recipient will be given the award at the General Assembly/National Conference of the NYA in 2016 at a date and place to be announced later.
The prize will be given annually and consists of an award certificate signed by the Presidents of NAS and NYA, and ₦100,000 (one hundred thousand naira only) prize money. The Nigerian Young Academy is responsible for administering this award in Nigeria, and the decision of the Jury shall be final.
The award is designed to recognize the scientific achievements of young researchers working in the different fields of Mathematics and living in Nigeria; and to encourage them to continue to strive for excellence in their research in the Mathematical sciences. The award is open to both male and female young researchers in all areas of research in:
Mathematics – Pure and Applied
Statistics and Probability
Mathematical Modelling (e.g. Mathematical Biology etc) and
Mathematical Economics (Econometrics)
Candidates should not be more than 45 years of age by December 31st of the year of application.
Candidate should have evidence of involvement in scholarly research in the Mathematical Sciences and must be affiliated to a not-for-profit research institution in Nigeria (e.g. Universities or Research Institutes).
Only Nigerian citizens who have lived and worked in Nigeria for at least the last 3 years will be considered.
Candidates must hold at least a Master’s degree (M.Sc. in any area of Mathematics, Statistics and Probability, Computer Science, Mathematical/Theoretical Physics, Econometrics and Mathematical Modelling) and have a good record of research publications in reputable peer-reviewed Journals.
Candidate may be nominated by his/her institution or may nominate self.
Once a winner is selected by the NYA panel of judges, the profile and scientific achievements of the award winner will be placed on the NYA and NAS websites. The result of the selection will be announced on or before May 31st of the year of the award.
The awardee will be expected to make a presentation of his/her research work to a general audience during the General Assembly/National Conference of the NYA.
Members of NYA are excluded from competing for this prize. Persons who have applied for this prize are not eligible to apply for NYA membership in the year they have applied for the prize.
Applicants can apply for only ONE NYA prize for the year. Multiple applications from same applicant for different NYA prizes will all be automatically disqualified.
Each application should include names of three referees who should be asked by the candidates to write with their institution’s letterhead directly by email (confidentially) to the NYA.
*Ensure that you read carefully this application form, FILL AND SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY. SCANNED APPLICATIONS WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE REJECTED.
* Please attach the statement of result or certificate for the most recent qualification and other supporting documents, such as research awards/scholarships/fellowships/grants, NYSC certificate, etc.
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*DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM IS FRIDAY 18TH DECEMBER, 2015.
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