OWSD PhD Fellowships for Women Scientist (Fully Funded)

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) invites applications to its 2021 Ph.D. Fellowships program for Women scientists.

The Fellowship is offered to women scientists from science- and technology-lagging countries (STLCs) to undertake Ph.D. research in the natural, engineering, and information technology sciences at a host institute in another developing country in the Global South.  The objective of the OWSD Ph.D. program is to build the capacity of early-career female scientists in the Global South who can then continue to pursue their careers in academia and beyond.

  • Study fees (including tuition and registration fees) in agreement with the chosen host institute which is also expected to contribute
  • Visa expenses
  • 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
  • Annual medical insurance contribution
  • The opportunity to attend regional science communications workshops, on a competitive basis.
  • The OWSD Ph.D. Fellowship is offered only to women candidates.
  • Candidates must confirm that they intend to return to their home country as soon as possible after the completion of the fellowship.
  • Applications for Ph.D. studies in the Social sciences, Humanities, Arts, or others are NOT eligible.
  • The minimum qualification is an MSc degree in one of the listed study fields.
Application Process

The following documents are needed for the OWSD application:

  • Ph.D. research proposal outline
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Preliminary acceptance letter
  • Letter of commitment
  • Degree certificates and transcripts
  • Reference letters
  • Passport
  • Registration and No objection certificate
  • Supporting statement from the home supervisor.
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For detailed information on how to apply, click here.

Deadline: April 15, 2021.

For more information visit the official site.

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