The One Planet Fellowship aims to build a vibrant, highly connected and intergenerational network of African and European scientists who are equipped to conduct research on the multidimensional impacts of climate change on agriculture and food systems in Africa, while identifying and developing innovative solutions to respond effectively to the challenges, needs and priorities of various populations.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2020.
About African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) – One Planet Fellowship
The UN warns that “climate change is costing communities and countries much today and even more tomorrow.” Experts agree that the African continent is particularly vulnerable to climate change and hundreds of millions of lives are at risk of hunger and hunger if Africa can not feed its growing population.
Agricultural research and innovation will help Africa feed a growing population in the sense of a changing climate, but only if investment is now being made to create a next-generation research scientist pipeline.
That is why African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the BNP Paribas Foundation of France, the European Union, the International Research Center for Development of Canada (IDRC) and the Agropolis Foundation of France have partnered in the implementation of the One Planet Fellowship.
The One Planet Fellowship aims to build a vibrant, highly connected and intergenerational network of African and European scientist leaders who are prepared to lead next-generation research to help smallholder farmers in Africa adapt to a changing environment.
One Planet Fellowship is a new $20 million initiative to support climate change adaptation research.
Announced at the One Planet Summit in 2017, The One Planet Fellowship is a career-accelerator designed to build management, scientific research, networking and mentoring skills for high-potential agricultural scientists focusing on climate change adaptation.
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) – One Planet Fellowship
To be eligible for the One Planet Fellowship, applicants must meet the eligibility criteria outlined below:
•be a citizen of the following countries: Algeria,Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, and Zambia
•be 40 years of age or younger by March 31, 2020
•have at least a master’s degree or equivalent in any discipline relevant to climate change adaptation with focus on agriculture and food systems
•have research experience in any of the five thematic areas as outlined in the One Planet Scientific Fellowship Framework
•reside in Africa and be actively engaged in research, policy and/or practice relevant to climate change and Africa’s smallholder agriculture
•not a previous beneficiary of the AWARD Fellowship initiative
Pre-conditions for Participation in the One Planet Fellowship
Notification on the Fellowship offer to the successful applicant does not guarantee participation in the One Planet Fellowship. Participation will be guaranteed upon the applicant’s:
•provision of details of the institution’s head or responsible supervisor that shall endorse their participation in the One Planet Fellowship activities
•submission of the required documentation (copies of passport and academic certificates) to support information provided in the application form
•acceptance of the AWARD’s code of conduct
•timely, official communication to AWARD on their participation in any other capacity building programs
Application Procedure for African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) – One Planet Fellowship
The call for the next round of the One Planet Fellowship opens on November 29,2019 and closes on March 31, 2020.
Late and/or incomplete applications will NOT be considered.