The Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy (GRASP) Fellowship

Fellowships The Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy (GRASP) Fellowship

Deadline: 30 June 2022

The Gender Responsive Agriculture Systems Policy (GRASP) Fellowship is a career development program that targets mid-career African women in the policy field to catalyze the design and implementation of gender-responsive agricultural policies across Africa.

An initiative of African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the GRASP Fellowship is fostering policy change across institutions and national governance systems for women’s empowerment. Through the GRASP Fellowship, AWARD seeks to grow a pool of confident, capable, and influential African women to lead policy changes to improve African women and men smallholders’ livelihoods.

I. Benefits

  • The GRASP Fellowship will offer customized training in mentoring, advanced leadership skills, negotiations skills, gender in agricultural policy, and masterclasses on policy processes.
  • Beneficiaries will also receive catalytic funding and access to networks to enable them to lead policy processes that integrate gender for agricultural transformation in Africa.

II. Eligibility

  • The first cohort of the Fellowship targets participants from Malawi, Nigeria, and Zambia.
  • Applicants must have at least a master’s degree and 10 years of experience in gender, agriculture, and food systems, working on policy issues at national, regional, or continental levels
  • Applicants must be affiliated with either government organizations, non-government, private sector, development, civil society, regional and sub-regional communities, or academia

III. How to apply?

Application is through the online portal

IV. Selection process

  • The AWARD Policy Fellows will be competitively identified through a rigorous selection process that will include assessing their experience and leadership potential in gender, agriculture, and food systems policy development.
  • Potential AWARD Policy Fellows will respond to an open call for application that will require them to demonstrate their suitability for the Fellowship.
  • A selection panel of global experts in the policy field,  food systems, and related fields will review the applications and select the successful applicants.

For more information please  read GRASP fellowship brochure