2014 Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship for Sub Saharan Africa

Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship for Sub Saharan Africa

Application Deadline: August 24th 2014

The Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo (ASO) Fellowship is awarded annually by Bioversity International to a young forest genetic resources scientist in Sub
-Saharan Africa. The purpose of the Fellowship is to give talented African scientists working on forest genetic resources opportunity to develop their capacity through interaction with, and mentorship by a scientist at Bioversity International.

The 2014 Fellowship is targeting research on forest genetic resources aspects of trees relevant to people’s livelihood, within the following priority
areas :

  • Diversified forest/woodland management
  • Conservation of tree genetic resources
  • Restoration of forested landscapes

Who should apply?
Applicants eligible for this call should:

  • Be a citizen of a country in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Be a scientist or PhD student attached to a national university, research institution or a research-oriented NGO
  • Be under 40 years of age
  • Have at least a Master’s degree, or equivalent, in a field of study relevant to forest genetic resources

Other conditions

  • The Applicant should write research note (maximum 1000 words),summarizing the proposed research, as per guidelines in the application form.
  • The Fellowship supports research expenses and related travel and subsistence costs during field work, up to an amount of US$10,000.
  • Salaries are not covered.
  • The Applicant should identify a local supervisor to guide the preparation and implementation of the research.
  • A scientist at Bioversity International will co-supervise the Fellow.
  • The mentoring will be organized in dialogue with the Fellow and the local supervisor.


The Fellowship will contribute to:

Application Guidelines:

  • Applications should include:
  • Cover letter
  • Application form including a research note of maximum 1000 words describing the project,
  • following guidelines in the form
  • Curriculum vitae, including your list of publications
  • Letter of support from the home institution
  • Acceptance letter from local supervisor
  • Applications can be submitted in English or French
  • Apply via email to: [email protected]


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship


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