The African Division Early Career Award will honor a plant pathologist belonging to the African Division with 6 years or fewer postgraduate experience. The award recognizes early-career scientists for their contribution to discovery, learning, and/or engagement in plant pathology in research, extension, teaching, and/or industry. While active participation in the African Division is not a prerequisite for this award, primary consideration will be given to nominees that have regularly attended division meetings, presented or had students give oral and/or poster presentations at division meetings, and currently or have previously held a division office. The following items are required for nomination: (1) a letter of nomination (maximum 2 pages) that fully describes the achievement(s) of the nominee; (2) a résumé or short curriculum vitae for the nominee (maximum 2 pages); and (3) one letter of support that seconds the nomination. If possible, the nomination should be done without the nominee's knowledge. The entire nomination package should be submitted via email as a single PDF file and e-mailed to current Division President.