Applications are invited from emerging African and European Scientists for the 2019 One Planet Fellowship. The deadline for submission of applications is 30th April, 2019.
The One Planet Fellowship Initiative.
Africa is particularly vulnerable to climate change with hundreds of millions of lives at risk of hunger and starvation if the continent remains unable to feed its growing population. Research and innovation can help Africa feed itself, but this will only happen if substantial investments are made now to build a pipeline of talented scientists equipped to take on leadership roles in the agricultural research sector.
Against this background, the One Planet Fellowship Initiative has been established to build a vibrant, highly connected and intergenerational network of African and European scientists equipped to lead research on climate change on Africa’s agriculture. The scientists will also focus on the multi-dimensional impacts of climate change on 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.
One Planet Fellowship Eligibility.
All applicants for the One Planet Fellowship must meet the following criteria:
- Be a citizen of one of the following countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, and Zambia;
- Be aged 40 years or less as of April 2019;
- Have attained a minimum education level of a bachelor’s degree;
- Reside in Africa and be actively engaged in research, policy, and practice relevant to climate change and Africa’s smallholder agriculture.
How to Apply for One Planet Fellowship.
Application for the One Planet Fellowship is via an online form available on the Fellowship website.
The application form is available in both English, and French and applicants are encouraged to access and submit their application form in their most proficient language.
Deadline: 30th April, 2019.
Late or incomplete applications will NOT be considered.