CGIAR Gender & Diversity Program Fellowships programme now open


The CGIAR Gender & Diversity Program warmly invites applications from qualified African agricultural women scientists for their innovative and exciting fellowship programme. The programme is open to women agricultural scientists from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) programme offers specially tailored 2-year career development fellowships, available at three levels: post-Bachelors, post-Masters and post-PhD.

African women from qualifying countries and conducting research in the following disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply: Crop sciences (including horticulture), soil sciences, animal and livestock sciences, plant and animal virology, agroforestry, agricultural economics, aquatic resources and fisheries, food sciences and nutrition, natural resource management and ecology, biodiversity conservation, entomology, agricultural extension education, molecular biology (applied to plant/animal breeding), and water and irrigation management.

Deadline for applications: 18th July 2008.

Details and application forms

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For each of the 60 African women scientists selected in this first round (20 at each level), AWARD offers a challenging but rewarding package aimed at increasing her contributions in the service of fighting hunger and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. It includes a series of career development resources designed to:

strengthen science skills;
strengthen leadership skills;
enhance visibility and networking; and
increase opportunities to share newly acquired skills, helping inspire the next generation of women scientists in Africa.