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One Planet Fellowship 2019

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 The call to apply for the first cohort of the One Planet Fellowship is now open. The One Planet Fellowship seeks to build a vibrant, highly connected, and inter generational network of African and European scientist leaders equipped to use a gender lens help Africa’s smallholder farmers adapt to a changing climate.

At the 2017 Summit, 12 commitments consisting of 30 actions were made to intensify and accelerate global efforts to fight climate change. The One Planet Fellowship is Action no. 1 of Commitment no. 3 which focuses on mobilizing researchers and young people to work for the climate. Moreover, the Fellowship will work to build the capacity of high-potential researchers from Africa and Europe to develop relevant, gender-responsive interventions towards climate change adaptation.

Inspired by the AWARD Fellowship Model, the USD 15 million five-year initiative seeks to invest in 600 agricultural scientists through three rounds of open competition. Selected candidates will participate in an intensive, non-residential, career acceleration process aimed at fostering leadership skills, strengthening scientific research skills including integrating gender into their research, and catalyzing research partnerships and networks. Also, Candidates who complete the three-year process will become One Planet Laureates.


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;
  • Also, Be aged 40 years or less as of April 2019;
  • Have attained a minimum education level of a bachelor’s degree;
  • Also, Reside in Africa and be actively engaged in research, policy, and practice relevant to climate change and Africa’s smallholder agriculture.


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. Late or incomplete applications will NOT be considered.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline30 April,2019
Open toSpecific Countries
OrganizerOne Planet
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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