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Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF)
2020 Fellowships

Application Form
Please complete all the fields with an asterisk (*)
Since the deadline was set to 20 January 2020, THIS FORM NO LONGER ACCEPT APPLICATIONS!!
* First Name
* Surname
* Nationality
* Country where you are
currently based
* Gender Male: Female:
* Age
* Home institution
* Department
* Your current position
(e.g. Postdoc, Scientist, Lab technician, etc)
* Office telephone number
* Mobile telephone number
* Email
Link to institutional website
(if available)
* Full institutional mailing address
(including name of Director General or Vice Chancellor)
* Highest degree awarded
* University that awarded your highest degree
* Date highest degree awarded
* Are you currently studying for a higher degree? State which degree (MSc or PhD)
* Briefly describe your speciality / research area (250 words maximum)


Briefly describe your research interests and experience (250 words maximum)


Describe your role(s) at your institution and how exactly this fellowship would benefit your research programme, department and institution as a whole (e.g. how will you use the skills in research or in training? How will your research outputs contribute to agricultural development nationally and regionally?) (250 words maximum)


List the partners / partnerships (national and regional) involved in this project or other related research that you are currently conducting (250 words maximum)


Provide information on any previous activities with the BecA-ILRI Hub (e.g have you previously received an ABCF Fellowship, attended a training workshop organised by BecA-ILRI Hub, or conducted any other research or training with BecA-ILRI Hub?)
(250 words maximum)

Curriculum vitae
*Upload CV using the attached format. Applicant CV Format (click to download)
(maximum 1MB):

Research Project Proposal
*Upload research project proposal using the attached format. Research Project Proposal Format (click to download)
(maximum 1MB):

Institutional Support Letter
*Upload a signed and dated institutional support letter obtained from the head of your institution.
(maximum 1MB):
The support letter must:

• Be on a letter head, have a signature and stamp;

• Confirm that the applicant is a full-time member of staff;

• State the role of the applicant at the institution;

• Include the title of the applicant's research project proposal;

• Describe how the ABCF fellowship would benefit the applicant, their research program, and/or their institution and department (and            partners);

• Explain the significance of the research in a national and regional context;

• State that the head of the institution has read and understood this application in its entirety;

• Say who the institutional point of contact will be, should this fellowship application be successful.