Author Topic: 2011 African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellowships  (Read 1399 times)

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AWARD is a professional development program that strengthens the research and leadership skills of African women in agricultural science, empowering them to contribute more effectively to poverty alleviation and food security in sub-Saharan Africa. AWARD is a project of the Gender & Diversity Program of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

The AWARD Fellowship is a two-year program that offers a series of career-development resources that:

    * establish a mentorship for each fellow with a senior scientist
    * build science skills
    * develop leadership capacity

AWARD’s training courses, held over a two-year period, take place in various locations in Africa.

Eligibility:
Women agricultural scientists who are nationals of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, or Zambia, who have completed a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in the disciplines listed below, are eligible to apply. Applicants must be available in Africa throughout the fellowship period. There is no age restriction.

•   Agricultural economics
•   Ecology
•   Natural resources management
•   Agricultural engineering
•   Entomology
•   Plant/animal virology
•   Agronomy
•   Extension education
•   Soil science
•   Animal and livestock sciences
•   Food science and nutrition
•   Veterinary sciences
•   Aquatic resources and fisheries
•   Forestry and agroforestry
•   Water and irrigation management
•   Biodiversity conservation
•   Horticulture
•   Crop science
•   Molecular biology (plant/animal breeding)

Apply:
For application forms and answers to frequently asked questions, please click on the link below that corresponds to your level of education.
Post-bachelor’s information
Post-master’s information
Post-doctoral information

Deadline:
Applicants have until March 25, 2011 to apply for a 2011 AWARD Fellowship.

Applications received after the deadline and incomplete applications will NOT be accepted. Selected fellows will be notified in mid-July, 2011.

Questions should be directed to AWARDQueries@cgiar.org

Source: 2011 African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellowships

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