AWARD host institutions include international research centers with global public missions, universities, and private, for-profit research institutes. Click here to see the organizations that have partnered with AWARD to provide fellows with advanced science training.
Established in 2008, AWARD began as a five year project and later expanded to a second five year phase in 2012. It is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), and the Agropolis Fondation. AWARD is a preferred service provider of the CGIAR, and is hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
AWARD partners with more than 200 organizations and institutions, including many national institutes of agricultural research.
We are also grateful for the many national, regional, and international research institutions, and other organizations, which have provided in-kind support.
AWARD offers one year of mentoring for all fellows. Mentoring is a proven and powerful driver for career development and particularly for retaining women in science. All of AWARD mentors are men and women in senior positions. They play a key role in influencing organizational culture about the important role of African women scientists. Many mentors report that they are becoming better leaders as a result of experience gained through AWARD.