About the Award

Awards of USD $5,000 each are available to five early-career scientists working in an African NARES institution (National Agricultural Research and Extension System) or African university.

The award is to encourage scientific programs relevant to understanding and improving phosphorus (P) management in agro-ecosystems.


  1. Full time Scientists working at an African NARES institution or university, who are 40 years-old or younger at the closing date for applications, and who have completed their Ph.D. programs, will be considered for the award.
  2. Applicants must submit a creative proposal that addresses current knowledge gaps or synthesizes existing information leading to improved P management. Include a description of how the award will be used (such as to support research activities and/or support travel) to achieve the proposal objectives.
  3. Evidence of any scientific partnerships and institutional collaboration will be reviewed favourably. Female scientists are especially encouraged to apply.


In order to complete the application process, you will need to submit the following in either English or French:

  1. A description of how the Fellowship will lead to improved understanding of P management in agricultural systems. This should outline any new research, data synthesis, or travel that will be supported with the Fellowship funds. Include sufficient detail that will permit evaluation of its originality, innovative approach, and relevance.
  2. Electronic copy of two letters of support, one of which must be from the applicant’s supervisor. Letters must be signed and written on official letterhead and include the phone number and e-mail address of the letter writer.
  3. A resume that includes date of birth, academic degrees, and any relevant publications dealing with P behaviour in soil, water or plants.
  4. A short report will be required at the end of the award period that describes how the funds were used to support the outcomes of the proposal.
  5. Upload all documents during the online application process. The application is only available on-line at: www.apni.net/P-Fellowship-apply 


Application must be completed by 30 June, 2022.

Questions can be sent to info@apni.net