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OWSD PhD Fellowships for Women Scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries, 2019

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Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is pleased to announce Ph.D. Fellowships for Women Scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology.

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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 the South.

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is an international non-profit organization based at the offices of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), in Trieste, Italy, a programming unit of UNESCO.

Description:

  • Application Deadline: May 30, 2019.
  • Course Level: Fellowships are to women who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.
  • Award: 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
    • Number of Awards: Not Known
    • Nationality: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Dem Rep. Congo, Djibouti, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Kiribati, Lao People’s Dem Rep., Lesotho, Liberia , Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip), Paraguay, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
    • The award can be taken in: at an academic or scientific research institute in one of the listed Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs).

Eligibility::

  • Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Rep., Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Dem Rep. Congo, Djibouti, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Kiribati, Lao People’s Dem Rep., Lesotho, Liberia , Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip), Paraguay, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: 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
  • Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
    • Candidates must confirm that they intend to return to their home country as soon as possible after completion of the fellowship.
    • Eligible countries: The list of eligible countries is available here.
    • Eligible academic qualification: The minimum qualification is an MSc degree in one of the above-listed study fields.

Application Procedure:

The mode of application is online

  • How to Apply: To apply, the applicants must submit an online application through the link: http://onlineforms.twas.org/apply/83
  • Supporting Documents: They strongly encourage eligible applicants to start gathering all requested documentation as soon as possible; sometimes it takes weeks to receive all relevant letters.
    • D. 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

The online application system will only accept applications complete in all parts, including the required documents. All documents must be uploaded through the online application system. Do not email any document to OWSD unless requested.

The OWSD Secretariat reserves the right to judge an application ineligible if the answers and/or documentation do not correspond to the specific question asked (e.g. blank documents, false certificates, outdated reference letters).

  • Admission Requirements: Not Known

Program Benefits:

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

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