2015 African Women in Agricultural Research and Development Fellowships.

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development Fellowship

Application Deadline: August 8 2014

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is calling for applications for its 2015 fellowships. African women scientists who are citizens of one of 11 eligible countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, or Zambia) who have completed a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in an agricultural discipline, are encouraged to apply for this prestigious two-year program.

AWARD is a career-development program that equips top women agricultural scientists across sub-Saharan Africa to accelerate agricultural gains by strengthening their research and leadership skills, through two-year fellowships. Entering its seventh round this year, AWARD is offering 70 fellowships on the basis of intellectual merit, leadership capacity, and the potential of the scientist’s research to help improve food security and the livelihoods of African smallholder farmers, especially women.

Eligibility:

  • Women agricultural scientists who are citizens of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, or Zambia,
  • Who have completed a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in one of the disciplines listed below, or other agriculture-related fields, are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be resident in Africa throughout the fellowship period.
  • Agricultural economics
    Agricultural engineering
    Agronomy
    Animal and livestock sciences
    Aquatic resources and fisheries
    Biodiversity conservation
    Crop science
    Ecology
    Entomology
    Extension education
    Food science and nutrition Forestry and agroforestry
    Horticulture
    Molecular biology (plant/animal breeding)
    Natural resources management
    Plant/animal virology
    Soil science
    Veterinary sciences
    Water and irrigation management
    Other

By building science skills and leadership capacity, AWARD is addressing barriers that often prevent women agricultural scientists from advancing in their careers. Each fellow is matched with a suitable mentor, an experienced senior advisor who offers career guidance and scientific knowledge. About 50 percent of AWARD’s mentors are men.

AWARD is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development, and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa.

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  1. […] 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. […]

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