2009 African Women in Agricultural Research and development (AWARD) fellowships. AWARD fellowships are open to women agricultural scientists from ten African countries… We are pleased to inform you that AWARD is now accepting applications for Round Two Fellowships! The CGIAR Gender & Diversity Program warmly invites applications from qualified African agricultural women scientists for this innovative and exciting fellowship program. AWARD offers specially tailored two-year career development fellowships, available at three levels: post-Bachelors, post-Masters and post-doctorate. AWARD is open to women from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. 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: Monday March 30, 2009 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 (25 at the post-bachelors, 20 at the post-masters, and 15 at the post-doctoral levels), AWARD offers a challenging but rewarding package aimed at increasing her contribution in fighting hunger and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. This includes a series of career development resources designed to: · strengthen science skills,· strengthen leadership skills,· enhance visibility and networking, and· increase 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. If you have any questions, please refer to our frequently asked questions (FAQs) here. If you have any further queries, email us at: AWARDFellows@cgiar.org .