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OWSD Fellowships for Women Scientists from Science and Technology

Deadline: May 31, 2020

The general purpose of the fellowship programme is to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology and to promote their effective participation in the scientific and technological development of their countries.

The specific aims of the fellowship programme are:

  • To improve access to educational and training opportunities in science and technology for young and talented women graduates from STLCs;
  • To increase the scientific productivity and creativity of women scientists in STLCs;
  • To empower a new generation of talented women to assume a leadership role in science and technology;
  • To encourage women scientists to contribute to the sustainable development of their home countries;
  • To enable women scientist from the South to collaborate and network on a regional and international level.


The OWSD fellowship covers:

  • A monthly allowance to cover basic living expenses such as accommodation and meals while in the host country;
  • A special allowance to attend international conferences during the period of the fellowship;
  • A return ticket from the home country to the host institute for the agreed research period;
  • Visa expenses;
  • Annual medical insurance contribution;
  • The opportunity to attend regional science communications workshops, on a competitive basis;
  • Study fees (including tuition and registration fees) in agreement with the chosen host institute which is also expected to contribute.


Candidates must confirm that they intend to return to their home country as soon as possible after completion of the fellowship.

Eligible countries ( Afghanistan, Madagascar, Angola, Malawi, Bangladesh, Mali, Benin, Mauritania, Bhutan, Mongolia, Bolivia, Mozambique, Burkina Faso, Myanmar, Burundi, Nepal, Cambodia, Nicaragua, Cameroon, Niger, Central African Rep., Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip), Chad, Paraguay, Comoros, Rwanda, Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Dem Rep. Congo, Sierra Leone, Djibouti, Solomon Islands, El Salvador, Somalia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, Gambia, Swaziland, Ghana, Syrian Arab Republic, Guatemala, Tajikistan, Guinea, Tanzania, Guinea-Bissau, Timor-Leste, Haiti, Togo, Honduras, Tuvalu, Kenya, Uganda, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Lao People’s Dem Rep., Yemen, Lesotho, Zambia, Liberia, Zimbabwe)

Eligible scientific fields:

  • Agricultural Sciences;
  • Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences;
  • Biological Systems and Organisms;
  • Chemical Sciences;
  • Computing and Information Technology;
  • Engineering Sciences;
  • Mathematical Sciences;
  • Medical and Health Sciences;
  • Neurosciences;
  • Physics;
  • Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

The minimum qualification is an MSc degree in one of the above listed study fields.


Required Documents:

  • PhD research proposal outline
  • Degree certificates and transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Preliminary acceptance letter
  • Letter of commitment
  • Reference letters
  • Passport
  • Registration and No objection certificate
  • Supporting statement from home supervisor

To apply, Click here

For more information, visit Fellowships for Women Scientists .

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