Call for Applications invited by African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), a professional development program that strengthens the research and leadership skills of African women. These African women are working in the field of agricultural science, empowering them to contribute more effectively to poverty alleviation and food security in sub-Saharan Africa. AWARD is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development.
AWARD offers two-year fellowships that include a series of career development resources to;
- Establish a mentorship for each fellow with a senior scientist
- Build science skills
- Develop leadership capacity
Women agricultural scientists who are nationals of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, or Zambia, who have completed a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, particularly in the disciplines listed below, are eligible to apply. There is no age restriction.
- Agricultural economics Ecology Molecular biology (plant/animal breeding)
- Agricultural engineering Entomology Natural resources management
- Agronomy Extension education Plant/animal virology
- Animal and livestock sciences Food science and nutrition Soil science
- Aquatic resources and fisheries Forestry and agro-forestry Veterinary sciences
- Biodiversity conservation Horticulture Water and irrigation management
- Crop science
Deadline: Applicants have until September 7, 2012 to apply for an AWARD Fellowship
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