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African Women in Agricultural Research and Development Fellowships

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), a project of the CGIAR Gender & Diversity Program, announces the final call for applications for its 2010 fellowships.

AWARD offers tailored, two-year fellowships designed to fast-track the careers of African women scientists and professionals delivering pro-poor agricultural research and development that benefits rural communities, especially women. Our goal is to help them increase their contributions in the fight against hunger and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. Sixty fellowships will be offered during this third round of the program.

The AWARD Fellowships include a series of career development resources designed to
  • Strengthen science/professional skills;
  • Augment leadership abilities;
  • Enhance visibility and networking; and
  • Increase opportunities to share newly acquired skills, inspiring the next generation of African women agricultural researchers and professionals.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Be a national of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia;
  • Hold a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in selected disciplines (See attachment);
  • Be working in or studying agricultural research and development focused on pro-poor innovations; and
  • Be available in Africa throughout the fellowship period.
The deadline for all applications is March 22, 2010.

Details and application forms can be downloaded here, plus answers to frequently asked questions:

Application forms can also be obtained by writing to
All queries should be sent to