Call For Applications - For AWARD Fellowship 2012

Posted by Jamal Fida Tuesday, August 21, 2012 0 comments

Closing Date: September 7,2012.

AWARD is a professional development program that strengthens the research and leadership skills of African women in 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;
v establish a mentorship for each fellow with a senior scientist
v build science skills
v develop leadership capacity
AWARD holds training courses in various locations in Africa during the two-year program and covers fellows’ travel costs to attend.
Eligibility:
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 agroforestry
Veterinary sciences
Biodiversity conservation
Horticulture
Water and irrigation management
Crop science




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