One Planet Fellowship Programme 2020 for African Researchers

One Planet Fellowship Programme 2020

Deadline: March 31, 2020

The One Planet Fellowship seeks to build a vibrant, highly connected and inter generational 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 Programme
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

Pre-conditions for Participation in the One Planet Fellowship Programme

Notification on the Fellowship offer to the successful applicant does not guarantee
participation in the One Planet Fellowship. Participation will be guaranteed upon the
• provision of details of the institution’s head or responsible supervisor that shall
endorse their participation in the One Planet Fellowship activities
• submission of the required documentation (copies of passport and academic
certificates) to support information provided in the application form
• acceptance of the AWARD’s code of conduct
• timely, official communication to AWARD on their participation in any other
capacity building programs

Application Procedure

The call for the next round of the One Planet Fellowship opens on November 29, 2019
and closes on March 31, 2020. Late and/or incomplete applications will NOT be
considered. The application process will include the following steps:

Download the application guidelines

Download the Fellowship brochure

Download the frequently asked questions

Download the One Planet Fellowship scientific framework

Important Dates to note
Call for applications open November 29, 2019
Call close March 31, 2020
Pre-selection April – May 2020
Final selection by Scientific Advisory Panel June 2020
Notification to the selected candidates July 2020
Start of the One Planet Fellowship September 2020


For more information:  visit the website for One Planet Fellowship Programme 2020

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