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One Planet Fellowship 2020 for African Researchers

 One Planet Fellowship 2020 for African Researchers
 One Planet Fellowship 2020 for African Researchers
 One Planet Fellowship 2020 for African Researchers
The call for the next cohort of the One Planet Fellowship is now open for applications. 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: 31st March 2020, 23:59 East Africa Time (GMT+3).

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, and Zambia

About the Award: The One Planet Fellowship seeks to build a vibrant, highly connected, and inter-generational network of African and European scientist leaders equipped to use a gender lens to help Africa’s smallholder farmers adapt to a changing climate.

Announced at the inaugural One Planet Summit held in Paris in December 2017, the One Planet Fellowship invests in high-potential early career researchers from Africa and Europe, and accelerates their scientific careers so that they are better able to develop relevant and gender-responsive climate adaptation solutions aimed at African smallholder farmers.

Inspired by the AWARD Fellowship Model, the five-year, USD 19.2 million initiative seeks to invest in up to 630 competitively selected agricultural scientists. Selected candidates will participate in an intensive, three-year 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: 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
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

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