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2014 AWARD Fellowships Call

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (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 tailored fellowships. AWARD is a catalyst for innovations with high potential to contribute to the prosperity and well-being of African smallholder farmers, most of whom are women.AWARD Fellows benefit from two-year fellowships focused on fostering mentoring partnerships, building science skills, and developing leadership capacity. Fellows stay in their institutions, continue their research, and travel to AWARD training courses held in various locations in Africa.EligibilityWomen agricultural scientists (see list of eligible fields) 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, particularly in the disciplines listed below, are eligible to apply. There is no age restriction.Fellowships are awarded on the basis of intellectual merit, leadership capacity, and the potential of the scientist’s research to improve the livelihoods of African smallholder farmers, most of whom are women.Download the application form here. Download application guidelines here. For answers to Frequently Asked Questions,click here.DeadlineApplicants have until August 9, 2013 to apply for an AWARD Fellowship.Applications received after the deadline and incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. Winners will be notified in December 2013.Successful candidates must be available to attend one of the three five-day AWARD Mentoring Orientation Workshops to be held in February/March in Kenya. Dates to be announced.
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)