APNI’s mission includes the recognition and support of excellence in plant nutrition research in Africa. Below you will find information on the awards that are currently available.

2022 APNI Precision Agriculture Awards

The 2022 APNI Precision Agriculture Awards include two cash awards of USD 2,500 that are available to one Senior Scientist and one Early Career Scientist in recognition of outstanding activity in the field of precision agriculture research, outreach, or education in Africa.

Deadline for applications is November 15, 2022

African Plant Nutrition Scholar Awards

Awards of USD $2,000 each are available to ten deserving African graduate students in sciences relevant to plant nutrition and management of crop nutrients. The Award will be made directly to the student. No specific duties will be required of the recipient. The Award will be granted independent of any assistantship, scholarship, or other award that the student currently holds.

Our next application period opens in March 2023.

Young African Phosphorus Fellowships

Awards of USD $5,000 each are available to five early-career scientists working in an African NARES institution (National Agricultural Research and Extension System) or African university. The award is to encourage scientific programs relevant to understanding and improving phosphorus (P) management in agro-ecosystems.

2022 application period opened May 1 and will close on June 30

African Plant Nutrient Outreach Awards

Awards of USD $5,000 each are available to two innovative African scientists, extension specialists, or educators. The Award will support education, training, and communication programs relevant to improving the use and efficiency of plant nutrients in African agro-ecosystems.

2022 application period opens July 1 and closes August 31

African Plant Nutrient Research Fund

The African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI) is a research fund in support of plant nutrition research in Africa. The African Plant Nutrition Research Fund was created through partnership between the African Plant Nutrition Institute and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (www.um6p.ma)

The African Plant Nutrition Research Fund accepts preliminary project proposals on an annual basis that benefit African agriculture. Details are provided at www.apni.net/research-fund-apply.

The 2022 application period closed on April 30.