is inviting applications for the next cohort of the One Planet Fellowship for African Smallholder Farmers in 2020.

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 to help Africa’s smallholder farmers adapt to a changing climate. The first cohort, consisting of 45 outstanding high-potential scientists selected from a pool of 1523 applicants, was launched in September 2019.

Worth of Award

  • Selected candidates will participate in an intensive, three-year 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.
  • Candidates who complete the three-year process will become One Planet Laureates.
  • The One Planet Laureate Candidates do not receive any cash payments except
    token amounts to cover direct expenses for participation in events.
  • They also, do not pay sitting allowances. When attending a workshop or training session, your expenses are fully covered.


  • The One Planet Fellowship invests in high-potential early career researchers from Africa and Europe and accelerates their scientific careers so that they are better able to develop relevant and gender-responsive climate adaptation solutions aimed at African smallholder farmers.
  • The Fellowship is expanding into North Africa, targeting applications from young scientists from Morocco and Algeria in addition to the following sub-Saharan African countries; Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, and Zambia.

How to Apply

Applications are online. Visit the website and apply.


Deadline: Applications closes March 31, 2020, 23:59 East Africa Time (GMT+3). 

Click here for more details and to apply

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