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.
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