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AWARD fellowship announcement

AWARD Fellowship Announcement(round one)Available to women agricultural scientists from: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, ZambiaIt is my honor to announce that we are now accepting applications for AWARD Fellowships! The CGIAR Gender & Diversity Program warmly invites applications from qualified African agricultural women scientists for this innovative and exciting fellowship program. The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) program offers specially tailored 2-year career development fellowships, available at three levels: post-Bachelors, post- Masters and post-PhD. African women from qualifying countries and conducting research in the following disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply:Crop sciences (including horticulture), soil sciences, animal and livestock sciences, plant and animal virology, agroforestry, agricultural economics, aquatic resources and fisheries, food sciences and nutrition, natural resource management and ecology, biodiversity conservation, entomology, agricultural extension education, molecular biology (applied to plant/animal breeding), and water and irrigation management.The deadline for all applications: 18 July 2008. Details and application forms can be downloaded here: http://www.genderdiversity.cgiar.org/resource/award.aspAlternatively, you may write to AWARDFellows@cgiar.org to request a copy of the application forms.For each of the 60 African women scientists selected in this first round (20 at each level), AWARD offers a challenging but rewarding package aimed at increasing her contributions in the service of fighting hunger and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. It includes a series of career development resources designed to:strengthen science skills;strengthen leadership skills;enhance visibility and networking; andincrease opportunities to share newly acquired skills, helping inspire the next generation of women scientists in Africa.Please help us spread word of this wonderful opportunity to all the qualifying African women in agricultural research you know. All queries should be sent to: AWARDFellows@cgiar.org