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One Planet Fellowship 2019 for African Researchers

The call to apply for the first cohort of the One Planet Fellowship is now open. The One Planet Fellowship seeks to build a vibrant, highly connected, and intergenerational network of African and European scientist leaders equipped to use a gender lens help Africa’s smallholder farmers adapt to a changing climate.

Application Deadline: 30th April, 2019, 23:59 East Africa Time (GMT+3).
Eligible Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, and Zambia.
About the Award: Inspired by the AWARD Fellowship Model, the USD 15 million five-year initiative seeks to invest in 600 agricultural scientists through three rounds of open competition. Selected candidates will participate in an intensive, non-residential, career acceleration process aimed at fostering leadership skills, strengthening scientific research skills including integrating gender into their research, and catalyzing research partnerships and networks. Candidates who complete the three-year process will become One Planet Laureates.

Type: Fellowship
Eligibility: Applicants who are the citizen of the following sub-Sahara African countries are eligible to apply: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, and Zambia.
Selection Criteria: Recipients are selected based on their merit, competence and other relevant eligibility criteria

Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: Selected candidates will participate in an intensive, non-residential, career acceleration process aimed at fostering leadership skills, strengthening scientific research skills including integrating gender into their research, and catalyzing research partnerships and networks.
Duration of Programme:  For candidates who will become One Planet Laureates upon completion of the three-year non-residential fellowship process.
How to Apply: 

  • Applicants from French-speaking countries should use this link, and those from English-speaking countries should use this link.
  • It is important to go through all application requirements on the Programme Webpage see link below) before applying
  • GOODLUCK!


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