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.

African Plant Nutrient Research Fund – Application Deadline 21 December, 2020

The African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI) has announced a new 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 (

The African Plant Nutrition Research Fund invites preliminary project proposals that benefit African agriculture to be submitted to the website The preliminary proposals will be screened and a selected number of the preliminary proposals will be invited to submit a full proposal.

The current application period has closed.

African Plant Nutrient Outreach Award – Application Deadline 1 July, 2020

Awards of USD $5,000 each will be conferred 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.

The application period for 2020 has closed.

Young African Phosphorus Fellowships – Application Deadline 1 June, 2020

Awards of USD $5,000 each will be conferred 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.

The application period for 2020 has closed.

African Plant Nutrition Scholar Awards – Application Deadline 30 April, 2020

Awards of USD $2,000 each will be conferred 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.

The application period for 2020 has closed.