Applications for the 2020 One Planet Fellowship for Africans is now open. At the 2017 Summit, 12 commitments consisting of 30 actions were made to intensify and accelerate global efforts to fight climate change. The One Planet Fellowship is Action no. 1 of Commitment no. 3 which focuses on mobilizing researchers and young people to work for the climate.
The Fellowship will work to build the capacity of high-potential researchers from Africa and Europe to develop relevant, gender-responsive interventions towards climate change adaptation. 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.
- Area: Impacts of climate change on Africa’s agriculture.
- Number of awards: 600.
- Duration: Selected candidates will participate in a three-year intensive, non-residential, career acceleration process.
- Target group: Open to citizens of the following countries: Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo and Zambia.
One Planet Fellowship Award
Some facts about the award:
- A five-year 20 million USD initiative
- Targets 600 agricultural scientists in a career-acceleration process aimed at:
- Fostering leadership skills;
- Sharpening scientific skills;
- Enhancing scientists’ capacity to integrate gender into their research Competitive;
- Catalyzing research partnerships and networks;
- Fostering south-south and north-south collaborations.
- Token amounts to cover direct expenses for participation in events.
One Planet Fellowship Eligibility
All applicants for the One Planet Fellowship must meet the following criteria:
- 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.
Applicants should make sure they meet eligibility criteria before they start their application.
Complete and submit the application online. (The application form is available in both English and French. Therefore, applicants are encouraged to access and submit their application form in their most profcient language).
The deadline for submitting application is March 31, 2020. For more detail on the One Planet Fellowship for Africans, please visit the official page.