The Kovalevskaia Research Grants is an initiative of the Kovalevskaia Fund and SAMSA, within the Masamu Program. The awards aim to encourage upcoming female mathematicians from the sub-Saharan Africa region. The grants are awarded to female candidates from the region who have demonstrated outstanding work with respect to research and publications in pure or applied mathematics.

Presentation of the awards takes place during the Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association (SAMSA) annual conference.

2023 Award Flyer/Information

2023 Online Application Form - Deadline: 31 May, 2023

2023 Online Recommendation Letter Submission - Deadline: 31 May, 2023

2018 Award Recipients:

Pure Mathematics: Fadekemi Janet Osaye, University of Johannesburg

Applied Mathematics: Sarudzai P. Showa, National University of Science and Technology (Zimbabwe)

2016 Award Recipients:

Pure Mathematics: Sameerah Jamal, University of Witwatersrand

Applied Mathematics: Winifred Nduku Mutuku, Kenyatta University

2014 Award Recipients:

Pure Mathematics: Beth Nyambura Kiratu, University of Nairobi

Applied Mathematics: Theresia Marijani, University of Dar es Salaam