2021 NAS Gold Medal Prize Award for Nigerian Scientists [How to Apply]

How to Apply for the Nigerian Academy of Science Gold Medal” (NAS Gold Medal) Prize Award, See Eligibility, Benefits, Requirements, Application Guidelines and Deadline for Deserving Nigerian Scientist for 2020/2021.

The Council of the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) has instituted a prize which will be awarded to deserving Nigerian scientists called the “Nigerian Academy of Science Gold Medal” (NAS Gold Medal)

This annual prize was established to recognize personal/team scientific excellence and is aimed at stimulating and rewarding excellence in Science, Technology and Innovation.  It shall be awarded to the scientist/s whose work has made the most impact in furthering the frontiers of knowledge and has made significant contributions to mankind with particular reference to the national context.  It is the highest honour that the Academy would bestow on a Nigerian Scientist.


  • The Prize is made of a certificate, medal of recognition and a purse.


  • The award is open to all Nigerian citizens within or outside the country (other than Fellows of the Nigerian Academy of Science);
  • Any Nigerian citizen, including Fellows of the Nigerian Academy of Science, may nominate candidates;
  • Each nomination must be made by at least two persons, one of whom is identified as the corresponding nominator whose biodata must accompany the nomination;
  • Nominations shall be made strictly according to the nomination format prescribed below, submitting only one nomination form per person (the nomination format may be downloaded from NAS website)
  • In addition to submitting the completed nomination form signed by the candidate and nominators, nominations must be accompanied by:
    • A two-page curriculum vitae of nominee
    • A complete list of candidate’s main publications
    • Copies of 10 of the most important publications
  • The prize is open to be awarded to a single individual or as a joint prize arising from the work of more than one person in the same fields of life sciences.


Key Criteria

    Selection will be guided by the following criteria:

    • Candidates must have received a doctoral degree or its equivalent
    • Active involvement in the field of research in the Life Sciences
    • Scientific excellence demonstrated through published works, patents, innovations, intellectual property rights of merit;
    • Upright morality;
    • Contribution to excellence in basic/fundamental or applied research, for work done predominantly in Nigeria with international resonance and potential applicability to the global community;
    • Outstanding, original, groundbreaking achievements, widely accepted to contribute to the promotion and improvement of the human condition through the application of science.

      Method of Application

      To obtain a nomination form, kindly use the download link below.

      Interested and qualified candidates should download, fill and send their Nomination Form with the necessary documents listed below in PDF format to: [email protected] using “Entry for NAS Gold Medal Prize 2021” as the subject of the email.


      Checklist of Submissions

      • Completed and signed nomination form
      • Curriculum vitae of candidate (2 pages maximum)
      • Copies of 10 most important publications
      • Complete list of candidate’s publications
      • Brief biodata of the corresponding nominator


      Important Information and Notice

      • Paper nominations will not be accepted.
      • A nomination is not considered fully submitted until the corresponding nominator receives a confirmation e-mail from NAS; confirmation will be sent within 5 business days of receiving a nomination.
      • Nominations must be emailed to: [email protected] not later than the 25th of July, 2021.
      • The public announcement of a winner or winners will be made in October 2021, and the prize-giving ceremony will take place in January 2022.


      Nominations must be emailed to: [email protected] not later than the 25th of July, 2021.