African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) One Planet Fellowship 2020
Location: Casablanca, Morocco
Deadline: March 31, 2020
Details: The One Planet Fellowship seeks to build a vibrant, highly connected and inter generational 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.
- 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 March 31, 2020
- Have at least a master’s degree or equivalent in any discipline relevant to climate change adaptation with focus on agriculture and food systems
- Have research experience in any of the five thematic areas as outlined in the One Planet Scientific Fellowship Framework
- Reside in Africa and be actively engaged in research, policy and/or practice relevant to climate change and Africa’s smallholder agriculture
- Not a previous beneficiary of the AWARD Fellowship initiative
Inspired by the AWARD Fellowship Model, the five-year, USD 19.2 million initiative seeks to invest in up to 630 competitively selected agricultural scientists. Selected candidates will participate in an intensive, three-year non-residential, career acceleration process aimed at fostering leadership skills, strengthening scientific research skills including integrating gender into their research, and catalyzing research partnerships and networks. Candidates who complete the three-year process will become One Planet Laureates.