The AWARD Leadership Program for Emerging African Women in Science

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is announcing the Call for The AWARD Leadership Program for Emerging African Women in Science. This Call targets young women in science under 35 years of age and is open to all countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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The inaugural Cohort of the AWARD Leadership Program for Emerging African Women in Science, piloted in 2021, comprised 24 women from 10 African countries. We are excited to invite applications for a second Cohort of young women in science who will participate in an enhanced customised leadership program.


Become a dynamic, influential leader in science.

The six-month virtual collaborative leadership program is uniquely designed to equip participants with the skills and confidence to lead and innovate. Participants will attend immersive training sessions on various topics, including leadership and management, communication and gender-responsive research. The program is further designed to foster peer learning through group coaching, enabling participants to leverage peers’ wisdom and experience to respond to leadership challenges better.


The Leadership Program will also expose participants to innovative tools for developing career roadmaps and navigating complex environments, expanding their networks while prioritizing their participation in various learning forums offered by AWARD and its partners.


The Call for applications closes on June 16, 2023, at 23:59 East Africa Time (GMT+3). Applications will NOT be accepted after this date. Applications are strictly via the online portal on the AWARD website.

Applicants should read the program brochure carefully for more information on eligibility criteria and the application process.


Apply here


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