Apply for African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) One Planet Fellowship 2021 for African Researchers

The One Planet Fellowship seeks to build a vibrant, highly connected and intergenerational network of African and European scientists equipped to lead research on the multi-dimensional impacts of climate change on Africa’s agriculture and food systems while also identifying and developing innovative solutions to effectively respond to the challenges, needs and priorities of diverse population groups across the continent.

Eligibility criteria
To be eligible for the One Planet Fellowship, the applicants should:
• 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 February 15, 2021
• have completed at least a master’s degree or equivalent in any discipline relevant to climate change with focus on agriculture and food systems
• reside in Africa and be actively engaged in research, policy and/or practice relevant to climate change and Africa’s smallholder agriculture

Pre-conditions for participation in the One Planet Fellowship
The successful applicants will be confirmed upon:
• submission and verification of the details of relevant authorities and formal endorsement by the home institution
• submission and verification of the required documentation to confirm the Fellowship offer. This documentation primarily includes copies of passport and academic certificates obtained
• acceptance of the AWARD’s code of conduct
• timely, official communication to AWARD on the participation in any other capacity building programs

A three-tiered mentoring program

The One Planet Laureate candidates are paired with more established African scientists (Mentors) who are carefully chosen to match their area of expertise and career objectives. The proposed Laureate-Mentor pairs commence a year-long mentorship relationship and are supported to build successful partnerships geared toward enhancing the Laureates’ career growth.

In the third year of the Fellowship, the Laureate candidates select emerging African and European scientists (also
known as Learning Partners) to whom they serve as Mentors. This model creates a mentorship pod of three generations of
scientists working on innovations to help African smallholder farmers adapt to a changing climate..

The call for applications closes on February 15, 2021, 23:59 East Africa Time (GMT+3). Applications will NOT be accepted after this date.

Applicants should carefully read the application guidelines for more information on eligibility criteria and the application process.

Download the application guidelines

Download the Fellowship brochure  

Download the frequently asked questions

Download the One Planet Fellowship scientific framework 

For More Information:
For more information and concerns, kindly visit the link below to learn more

Click here to learn more about the AWARD One Planet Fellowship 2021

Application Deadline: February 15, 2021, 23:59 East Africa Time (GMT+3)

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