Ensuring that agricultural innovation benefits poor women and men requires investments at different levels. Spurring a greater body of gender research expertise among young scientists to better integrate gender within research activities is a vital part of this process.
The first round of two-year CGIAR gender postdoctoral fellowships was awarded in early 2015. The program was designed to enable greater collaboration among CRPs by allowing two or more CRPs to qualify for a fellow whose work would then contribute to cross-program synergies. In addition to complementing and developing their expertise, these young researchers will also benefit from mentoring by senior gender experts both within and outside CGIAR.
Successful participants are expected to publish at least one internationally peer reviewed journal article during the two year period. The technical team, where the fellow is embedded, is also expected to demonstrate the impact of the gender postdoctoral fellowship on the research process.
The fellowships are designed so that recipients can contribute to strengthening gender components within CRPs. To continue and retain the skills developed, the expectation is that recipients of the fellowships continue as researchers within CGIAR or with partners, given available funding and performance. The second round of fellowships was open beyond the CRPs and included (but was not limited to) external partners such as universities, with demonstrated ability to strengthen gender integration in the context of agricultural research for development.
Learn more about our current fellows:
Below are the details of the recipients of CGIAR Gender postdoctoral fellowships (2015-2016). Click on each card for full profiles.