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Fellowships for African Women Scientists a Big Hit

The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellowship program has been inundated with applicants. Since 2008, around 2,200 women have applied for only 250 available fellowships. This year there were 785 applicants from 11 African countries — more than 10 times the available fellowships. Vicki Wilde, Director of AWARD and the CGIAR Gender & Diversity Program, said the fellowship has been remarkably successful over the past four years.