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Agricultural award opportunities for women

A new award for female wheat researchers is now accepting applications. Established in 2010, the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Award provides professional development opportunities for early-career women working with wheat. The award is named after Norman Borlaug’s daughter, who has served as chair of the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) since October 2009. Submissions should be sent to WIT@globalrust.org by 01 March 2010.

The CGIAR’s Gender & Diversity Program is now accepting applications for its 2010 African Women in Agriculture Research and Development (AWARD) fellowships. African women who are studying agricultural sciences are invited to apply for this twoyear fellowship program; 60-70 women will be selected. Applicants must have completed their bachelor’s degree and be a national of one of the following countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia. Submissions should be sent to AWARDFellows@cgiar.org by 22 March 2010.