The One Planet African Women in Agricultural Research and Development Fellowship 2020



The One Planet Fellowship seeks to build a vibrant, highly connected, and inter-generational network of African and European scientist leaders equipped to use a gender lens to help Africa's smallholder farmers adapt to a changing climate. 

In this call, the Fellowship is expanding into North Africa, targeting applications from young scientists from Morocco and Algeria in addition to the following sub-Saharan African countries; Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, and Zambia.

Inspired by the AWARD Fellowship Model, the five-year, USD 19.2 million initiative seeks to invest in up to 630 competitively selected agricultural scientists. Selected candidates will participate in an intensive, three-year non-residential, career acceleration process aimed at fostering leadership skills, strengthening scientific research skills including integrating gender into their research, and catalyzing research partnerships and networks. Candidates who complete the three-year process will become One Planet Laureates.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for the One Planet Fellowship, applicants must meet the eligibility criteria outlined below:
  • Be a citizen of the following countries: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, and Zambia
  • Be 40 years of age or younger by March 31, 2020
  • Have at least a master’s degree or equivalent in any discipline relevant to climate change adaptation with focus on agriculture and food systems
  • Have research experience in any of the five thematic areas as outlined in the One Planet Scientific Fellowship Framework
  • Reside in Africa and be actively engaged in research, policy and/or practice relevant to climate change and Africa’s smallholder agriculture
  • Not a previous beneficiary of the AWARD Fellowship initiative.
Application Deadline: 31 March, 2020.

For more information: VISIT HERE TO APPLY

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