African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is committed to working towards 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. For more information, visit www.awardfellowships.org.
AWARD PAN-AFRICAN FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The AWARD Fellowship is a professional development program started in 2008, to strengthen and sharpen the research and leadership skills of African women in agricultural science, empowering them to contribute more effectively to accelerating agricultural gains in Africa. 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 fellowship is awarded based on intellectual merit, leadership capacity and the potential impact of the scientist's research to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.
The AWARD Pan-African Fellowship Program takes this similar approach to career-development by extending the benefits of the Fellowship program to female scientists from Francophone Africa in order to maximize interactions between English and French speaking women in agricultural science. The AWARD Pan-African Fellowship Program was initiated in 2017 with the support from the Agropolis Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) country missions. AWARD is now launching the 2018 call for applications for its Pan-African Fellowship Program.
Women agricultural scientists are welcome to apply to the AWARD Pan-African Fellowship Program.
Candidates of the Fellowship Program must:
Be aged 40 or less at the time of application;
Be a citizen of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania;
Have attained a minimum education of a bachelor’s degree;
Reside in Africa and doing research in agricultural related fields including but not limited to agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, agronomy, food science and nutrition, extension education, ecology; molecular biology, plant/animal breeding, crop science, animal and livestock sciences, entomology, national resource management; virology; soil science; aquatic resources/fisheries, forestry and agroforestry, biodiversity conservation, horticulture; water/irrigation management; and
NOT be a previous fellow/mentor in the AWARD Fellowship program
The application round for the 2018 AWARD Pan-African Fellowship Program begins 5th September 2018 and closes 08th October 2018, 23:59 East Africa Time (EAT).
Only applicants who complete the application form will be considered. Please note, each part should be answered completely and accurately;
Applications and information submitted through email or any other means will not be considered;
Only one application is allowed per applicant; and
The application form must be submitted no later than
October 8, 2018
For more information about the 2018 application round, click on Fellowship FAQs.
The AWARD Fellowship uses an internet-based application system. Applicants must have access to a computer or mobile device and internet to apply.
You do not have to finish your application in one session. The online system automatically saves your work as you navigate the application form and you may return to complete your application as many times as possible.
Use the navigation buttons at the bottom of each page to move either backwards or forwards within the form. The navigation buttons allow you to review and change any section of your application form before submitting it.
Fill in the form using sentence or title case as appropriate, NOT UPPERCASE. Fields marked with an asterisk
or red border are required and must be completed before you move to the next page or submit the form.
Written responses must be your own or original work. Using language copied from other sources will be considered plagiarism and will result in application being disqualified.
If you are returning to continue completing your application, you must access the form from the link sent in your email.
Once you have completed and reviewed your application form, click on the 'Submit' button at the bottom of the last page. A pop-up with the message 'Your application has been received' will confirm your submission and you will also receive a confirmation message in your email. You will no longer add information at your fellowship application after submission.
Should you have any technical problems with the online application form, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Application Help. The AWARD team will get in touch with you within 48 hours to solve your problem.
If you are eligible and wish to apply for the AWARD Fellowship, you MUST complete this declaration to proceed with the application process.
By submitting my email address, I hereby declare and confirm that I have read and understood the AWARD Fellowship application instructions.