African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellowships for Women in Francophone Africa 2018

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AWARD is a two-year fellowship to strengthen the research and leadership skills of African women in agricultural sciences. The program is intended for women in the agricultural disciplines and related life sciences broadly defined. 

Application Deadline: 7th October 2017

Eligible Countries: Women agricultural scientists who are citizens of the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, and Togo.

About the Award: African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is working toward inclusive, agriculture-driven prosperity for the African continent by strengthening the production and dissemination of more gender-responsive agricultural research and innovation. We invest in African scientists, research institutions, and agribusinesses so that they can deliver agricultural innovations that better respond to the needs and priorities of a diversity of women and men across Africa’s agricultural value chains.

The AWARD Fellowship is a career-development program that since 2008 has, through tailored fellowships, equipped top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their science and leadership skills. The fellowship is a catalyst for innovations with high potential to contribute to the prosperity and wellbeing of African smallholder farmers

Type: Fellowship

Eligibility: 

  • Education: Completed bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree.
  • Discipline: All domains in agriculture and food are eligible.
  • Priority will be given to scientists working on research to benefit the sorghum and millet value chains, seed systems, and agroecological transitions.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: AWARD Fellows benefit from a two-year fellowship focused on fostering mentoring partnerships, building science skills, and developing leadership capacity. Following a highly competitive process, the fellowships are awarded on the basis of intellectual merit and leadership capacity.

Duration of Program: 2 years

How to Apply: Find the application form here and for answers to frequently asked questions, please visit: FAQ page

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)

Important Notes: 

  • Winners will be notified in November 2017.
  • Successful candidates must be available to attend a five-day AWARD Mentoring Orientation Workshop to be held on February 18-23, 2018, in Kenya.

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