The call for the third cohort of the One Planet Fellowship 2021 is now open for applications. The One Planet Fellowship 2021 seeks to build a vibrant, highly connected, and inter-generational network of African and European scientists equipped to use a gender lens to help Africa’s smallholder farmers adapt to a changing climate. The first cohort of the One Planet Fellowship was launched in September 2019.
In the second cohort, the One Planet Fellowship initiative was extended to the North African Region, targeting emerging scientists from Morocco and Algeria. The second call, which closed on March 31, 2020, attracted 903 high potential scientists working on a wide range of agricultural topics. Likewise, in this call, the Fellowship targets the following sub-Saharan African countries; Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, and Zambia.
Inspired by the AWARD Fellowship Model, the five-year, USD 19.2 million initiative seeks to invest in over 600 agricultural scientists. Selected candidates will participate in an intensive, three-year non-residential, career acceleration process to foster 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 qualify to become One Planet Laureates.
The One Planet Fellowship seeks to build a vibrant, highly connected and intergenerational network of African and European scientists equipped to lead research on the multi-dimensional impacts of climate change on Africa’s agriculture and food systems while also identifying and developing innovative solutions to effectively respond to the challenges, needs and priorities of diverse population groups across the continent.
Eligibility criteria For One Planet Fellowship 2021
To be eligible for the One Planet Fellowship, the applicants should:
- 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 February 15, 2021
- have completed at least a master’s degree or equivalent in any discipline relevant to
climate change with focus on agriculture and food systems
- reside in Africa and be actively engaged in research, policy and/or practice relevant to
climate change and Africa’s smallholder agriculture Pre-conditions for participation in the One Planet Fellowship
The successful applicants will be confirmed upon:
- submission and verification of the details of relevant authorities and formal endorsement by the home institution
- submission and verification of the required documentation to confirm the Fellowship offer. This documentation primarily includes copies of passport and academic certificates obtained
- acceptance of the AWARD’s code of conduct timely, official communication to AWARD on the participation in any other capacity building programs
Application Deadline One Planet Fellowship 2021
The call for applications closes on February 15, 2021, 23:59 East Africa Time (GMT+3). Applications will NOT be accepted after this date.
Applicants should carefully read the application guidelines for more information on eligibility criteria and the application process.
- Download the application guidelines
- Download the Fellowship brochure
- Download the frequently asked questions
- Download the One Planet Fellowship scientific framework