AWARD Fellowship Program for Female Scientists From Francophone Africa

The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellowship – AWARD Fellowship is now open. The fellowship is exclusively targeted to women scientists from Francophone Africa. Please note, all candidates must be scientist in agriculture field. Fellows will be conducting a relevant research or attending courses in various African countries for two years. The application deadline is 7 October 2017.

Scholarship Description
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is working toward 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.

Award Value
During the two-year fellowship, AWARD Fellows remain in their institutions, continue their research, and travel to attend AWARD training courses held in various locations across Africa.

Level and Area of Studies
Research or non – degree program in agriculture.

Place of Study
In various African countries.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Women agricultural scientists who are citizens of the countries below.
  • Education: Completed bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree.
  • Discipline: All domains in agriculture and food are eligible.
  • Priority will be given to scientists working on research to benefit the sorghum and millet value chains, seed systems, and agroecological transitions.

Applicants’ Nationality
Only the citizens of the following countries may apply this fellowship; Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, and Togo.

Application Instruction
Please find the application form at the link below.

Important Dates
– Deadline: 7 October 2017.
– Result notification November 2017.

Website and Application Link