The fellowships are offered to applicants with innovative ideas for short term research projects. Research projects should be aligned with national, regional or continental agricultural development priorities and CGIAR strategies for research.
Applicants of the fellowship must:
Be 45 years of age or younger at the time of application
Be from the 18 BecA mandate countries which are: Burundi, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. In exceptional cases, applicants from other African countries will be considered.
Be a researcher employed in an African NARS.
Be actively engaged in research that is contributing to agricultural development in Africa.
Have attained a minimum education level of a master’s degree
Have good working knowledge of written and spoken English.
Submit the application with a signed letter of endorsement of the application or letter of nomination from the head of the applicant’s home institute/organization.
NOT be a previous fellow.