The African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI) has announced its call for submissions for the 2022 edition of the Young African Phosphorus Fellowship Award Program.
The fellowship encourage scientific programs relevant to understanding and improving phosphorus (P) management in African agro-ecosystems.
Fellowship Award of USD $5,000 each will be conferred to five early-career scientists working in an African NARES institution (National Agricultural Research and Extension System) or African university.
The award is to encourage scientific programs relevant to understanding and improving phosphorus (P) management in agroecosystems.
- Full time Scientists working at an African NARES institution or university, who are 40 years old or younger at the closing date for applications, and who have completed their Ph.D. programs, will be considered for the award.
- Applicants must submit a creative proposal that addresses current knowledge gaps or synthesizes existing information leading to improved P management. Include a description of how the award will be used (such as to support research activities and/or support travel) to achieve the proposed objectives.
- Evidence of any scientific partnerships and institutional collaboration will be reviewed favorably. Female scientists are especially encouraged to apply.
In order to complete the application process, you will need to submit the following in either English or French:
- A description of how the Fellowship will lead to an improved understanding of P management in agricultural systems.
- This should outline any new research, data synthesis, or travel that will be supported with the Fellowship funds.
- Also, include sufficient detail that will permit evaluation of its originality, innovative approach, and relevance.
- An electronic copy of two letters of support:
- one must be from the applicant’s supervisor.
- Letters must be signed and written on official letterhead
- They should also include the phone number and e-mail address of the letter writer.
- In addition, A resume that includes the date of birth, academic degrees, and any relevant publications dealing with P behavior in soil, water, or plants.
- A short report at the end of the award period describes how the funds were used to support the outcomes of the proposal.
- Moreover, upload all documents during the online application process. The application is only available online at: www.apni.net/P-Fellowship-apply