Opportunity for European universities and research institutions to host African scientists working on climate change and agriculture

  • 29th July 2022
  • by secretary
Agrinatura News

Agrinatura is partnering with Agropolis Fondation in the context of the One Planet Fellowship Programme (OPFP), a 20 Millions USD programme funded by the European Commission, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, BNP Paribas Foundation and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC).


Co-implemented by Agropolis Fondation (Montpellier, France) and AWARD – African Women on Agricultural Research and Development (Nairobi, Kenya), OPFP is a career development programme which aims to enhance the capacity of high potential young scientists from Africa and Europe working on agriculture and climate change in Africa by building their leadership, scientific research, networking and mentoring skills. The main objective is the creation of a vibrant, highly connected, and intergenerational network of more than 600 African and European scientists equipped to lead research focused on helping Africa’s smallholder farmers adapt to a changing climate.


We believe that your institution could be interested in hosting one or two African Fellows for a period of 3 to 6 months (all costs are covered including lab fees, travel costs and overheads) starting in the 1st quarter of 2023. The call for applications will be launched in mid-July and based on the profiles of the African candidates and their domain of research you might be interested to host them for the Advanced Science Training (AST). Should you be interested in principle to join the programme and host some fellows, please send a short email to Agropolis Fondation at: opfp@agropolis.fr


Furthermore, the One Planet Fellowship Programme also provides opportunity for European students to join from September 2022 a mentoring programme (all costs covered) and start a collaboration with the first cohort of the One Planet African scientists who have been selected. A call for applications has been launched on June 1st to identify a list of European students working on climate change and agriculture and interested to partner with African scientists. More info hereafter: https://www.agropolis-fondation.fr/Opportunity-for-European-students-to-join-the-2022-One-Planet-mentoring


You will find attached a brochure about the One Planet Fellowship Programme for your reference