AWARD fellowships and training initiatives invest in building high-potential agricultural scientists' science, leadership, and mentoring skills. AWARD has been dedicated to strengthening African women's research and leadership capacities in agricultural science through tailored fellowships and training programs. This empowerment enables them to make more significant contributions to poverty alleviation and increased food security in sub-Saharan Africa. AWARD has positively impacted more than 26 African countries, including but not limited to the following.