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.
- 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
Animal and livestock sciences
Aquatic resources and fisheries
Food science and nutrition Forestry and agroforestry
Molecular biology (plant/animal breeding)
Natural resources management
Water and irrigation management
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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