CGIAR Diversity Program seeks applications from women scientists in developing nations

The CGIAR Gender and Diversity Program is assisting Crawford Fund to mobilize applications from women scientists and professionals. The Derek Tribe Award is made biennially to a citizen of a developing country in recognition of their distinguished contributions to the application of research in agriculture or natural resource management in a developing country or countries.

The selection committee is seeking help in bringing this announcement to the attention of qualified candidates. For more information, please inquire directly to

Nominations should be returned to
The Crawford Fund Derek Tribe Award SelectionCommittee,
The Crawford Fund, 1 Leonard Street, Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia
Telephone: 61 3 9347 8328
Fax: 61 3 9347 3224

Please note that, the Gender & Diversity Program does not accept CVs and plays no role in selection decisions. It only assists in distributing the announcements. Our goal is to cast the net widely, ensuring that women worldwide learn of job and funding opportunities in a timely manner.

2007 The Crawford Fund Derek Tribe Award
The inaugural Derek Tribe Award was made in 2001 to Dr Sanjaya Rajaram, a researcher in the wheat breeding program at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico. The recipients of the 2003 and 2005 Derek Tribe Awards were Dr Luis Salazar, Head of the Plant Protection Department, International Potato Center (CIP), Lima, Peru and Professor Vo-Tong Xuan, Angiang University, Angiang, Vietnam.

The recipient will attend a seminar, or other public event, nominated by The Crawford Fund, to receive the award and to deliver an address to be termed The Crawford Fund Derek Tribe Award Address. A media effort is associated with the visit.

In addition, the recipient will undertake a visit of about two weeks to agricultural centres in Australia with the intention of enhancing networking and linkages between the recipient’s home institution and country with similar bodies and individuals in Australia.

Nominations close on 2 April. Nomination forms may be downloaded from

The CGIAR Family
Created in 1971, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) is an association of public and private members that support a system of 15 international agricultural research centers. The CGIAR Centers work in more than 100 countries to mobilize cutting-edge science to reduce hunger and poverty, improve human nutrition and health, and protect the environment. All new technologies resulting from the Centers’ research are freely available to everyone.

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The CGIAR Gender and Diversity Program
In 1991, the CGIAR launched a program on gender staffing aimed at assisting the CGIAR-supported international agricultural research centers in their efforts to promote the recruitment, productivity, advancement and retention of women scientists and professionals within their organizations. In July 1999, this program expanded to include a wide range of diversity issues, to help the centers leverage their rich staff diversity to increase research and management excellence. The program promotes such activities as diversity-positive recruitment, international teamwork, cross-cultural communications and advancement for women.

The CGIAR Gender & Diversity Program is hosted at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya. For more information, visit