Call for applications for Arab women researchers at the Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) Fellowship 2021.


If you are an Arab woman researcher committed to making positive change in your local communities and beyond, then you should apply for the Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) Fellowship 2021.

The AWLA Fellowship is a capacity building program which aims to develop women researchers who can make a positive impact in their workplaces, communities and countries. 

Application Deadline: April 15th, 2021

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As an AWLA Fellow you get to:

  • Boost your skills and knowledge through various channels of structured and applied learning
  • Work on team-based capstone projects to initiate collaborative solutions for driving positive change in agriculture
  • Access information and tools needed to acquire funding for applied research projects.
  • Experience different cultures through learning to work with others across boundaries of place and culture
  • Expand your knowledge on relevant research and development topics in different parts of the MENA region.
  • Raise awareness about organizational gender dynamics, shift attitudes around gender perceptions and take part in the transformation of a gender responsive culture and Inclusive and enabling environment.
  • Join in the establishment of the first regional R&D forum to address the region’s pressing challenges in R&D, and the first network platform of Arab Women Researchers within and across disciplines


The fellowship opportunity is open to :

  • Arab women researchers from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia.
  • Applicants passionate about innovation and R&D in agriculture, food security and nutrition.
  • Applicants committed to making positive changes in their local communities 
  • Applicants with a good track record in research and development work.
  • Applicants who have personal motivation. initiative, and ability to work in teams
  • Applicants with strong academic record, holders of master’s and/or Ph.D. degrees
  • Applicants in their mid-career: preferably more than 10 years of professional experience


Applicants should :

  • Have a passport valid at least 6 months beyond December 2020.
  • Be available to travel.
  • Have respect for diversity.
  • Have English language proficiency.
  • Candidates must submit a concept note of a research project on any topic related to their field of expertise.

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About the Arab Women Leaders in Agriculture (AWLA) Fellowship

AWLA by ICBA represents the first research and leadership development fellowship specific to agricultural research. 

The program is designed to gather women researchers from different countries to drive together positive change towards agriculture prosperity, while addressing the challenges they face in their careers progress.

Key Dates and Order of Program

Application Deadline is  April 15th, 2021

Applications will be reviewed by AWLA’s Steering Committee based on a demonstrable interest in national, international and global agricultural challenges. 

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