Seeking young, dynamic researchers to work on climate change in Africa

Calling young, dynamic researchers to work on climate change in Africa!

Investing in the next generation of African scientists, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is pleased to announce that the call for the third cohort of the One Planet Fellowship is open. Inspired by the AWARD Fellowship Model, One Planet Fellowship’s interventions target high-potential scientists in a career acceleration process. Young, female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply.

Since launching the inaugural call in 2019, AWARD has received over 2,400 applications and, to date, 89 outstanding scientists from 14 African countries have been offered the One Planet Fellowship. Selected candidates participate in an intensive, three-year non-residential, career acceleration process and those who complete it will become One Planet Laureates.

The first and second cohort of One Planet Laureate Candidates, all under the age of 40 years, are working to develop climate adaptation solutions for Africa’s smallholder farmers. Their research focuses on a variety of agricultural disciplines including livestock systems and greenhouse gas emissions; plant breeding; post-harvest management; natural resource management; food science; and research commercialization among others.

The call seeks applicants from Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, and Zambia.
The deadline for applications is February 15, 2021.

Apply now!

Learn more about the One Planet Fellowship Initiative and read/download the Application Guidelines [.pdf | 160 KB]