The Nigerian Academy of Science is pleased to call for nominations for the 2024 NAS Gold Medal Prize for Nigerian scientists in the physical sciences.

Selection Criteria

The selection of candidates will be guided by the following criteria:

Possession of 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, and intellectual property rights of merit;
Upright morality;
Contribution to excellence in basic/fundamental or applied research, for a specific 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.

Guidelines for Nomination

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 (download the nomination form here)
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 the nominee (using the prescribed format in the nomination form).
  • A complete list of the candidate’s main publications.
  • Copies of the candidate’s 10 most important publications (including that relevant to the specific work for which the nomination is being made).

The prize is open to be awarded to a single individual or as a joint prize arising from specific work of more than one person in the same fields of physical sciences.

Procedure for Nomination

The call for nomination for physical sciences in 2024 opens on the 9th of May, 2024 and closes on the 19th July 2024.
Nominations are to be made electronically. The complete nomination package must be emailed to prizes@nas.org.ng Email subject should be “Entry for NAS Gold Medal 2024” Preferred file format is PDF. 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 prizes@nas.org.ng not later than 19th July 2024.
A public announcement of winner(s) will be made in November, 2024.

Checklist of Submissions

1.Completed and signed nomination form
2.Curriculum vitae of candidate (2 pages maximum) – using prescribed format
3.Copies of 10 most important publications
4.Complete list of candidate’s publications
5.Brief biodata of the corresponding nominator

For further information, please contact the NAS Secretariat using dajobo@nas.org.ng or +234 808 962 2442


Dr. Sonny Kuku FAS, OFR                                                 Dr. M. Oladoyin Odubanjo
Chairman, NAS Science Prize Committee                             Executive Secretary, NAS


Professor Ekanem Braide FAS
President, NAS