New Award Announced for Early Career Scientists Researching Phosphorus Management in African Agriculture

The Young African Phosphorus Fellowship Award Program is co-sponsored by the African Plant Nutrition Institute (, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (, and OCP Group (

Benguérir, Morocco — 7 April, 2020 — The African Plant Nutrition Institute (APNI) has announced a new fellowship program to encourage scientific programs relevant to understanding and improving phosphorus (P) management in African agro-ecosystems.

The Young African Phosphorus Fellowship will confer awards of $5,000 (U.S. Dollars) to five early-career scientists working in either a National Agricultural Research and Extension System (NARES) institution or African university.

“As supporting partners, APNI, Mohammed VI Polytechniqic University (UM6P), and OCP Group are pleased to establish this Africa-wide search for innovation in research on phosphorus management in African agro-ecosystems,” explained APNI Director General, Dr. Kaushik Majumdar. “This is also an terrific opportunity to inject much needed support and recognition of excellence among Africa’s community of early-career scientists working to solve critical agricultural productivity issues.”

Applicants should submit their proposals by the 1 June, 2020 deadline. Recipients will be notified in August 2020.

All details and instructions on how to apply can be found at the website:

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