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With funds generously provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), OWSD has instituted a fellowship program for female students from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), who wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a PhD, at centers of excellence in the South (developing countries), outside their own country.
The general purpose of the OWSD Postgraduate Training Fellowships scheme 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 fellowships are awarded to pursue postgraduate studies leading to a doctorate in all branches of the natural sciences at a center of excellence (renowned research institutions/universities) in the South (developing countries) outside the applicant’s home country. Each fellowship will be offered for up to three years.
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OWSD PhD Fellowships for Women runs only PhD degree applications are accepted from female scientists in all branches of the natural sciences.
Eligible Scientific fields include Agricultural Sciences; Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology; Biological Systems and Organisms; Medical and Health Sciences; Neurosciences; Chemical Sciences; engineering sciences; Information Technology; Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences; Mathematical Sciences; Physics.
Please note that applications from students in the Basic (or ‘pure’) Sciences, such as Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry are also encouraged.
OWSD PhD Fellowships for Women are funded With funds generously provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), OWSD has instituted this fellowship program.
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OWSD PhD Fellowships for Women from Developing Countries 2023 are open to students from some targeted groups of women scientists from South developing countries.
The OWSD Postgraduate Training Fellowships target women scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo Dem. Rep., Congo Rep., Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kenya, Kiribati, Lao.
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The number of OWSD PhD Fellowships offered annually is not specified
OWSD PhD Fellowships covers:
Please send your applications via email.
For details, please go to the relevant OWSD website: http://owsd.net/career-development/phd-fellowship
The country where tenable (by subset): OWSD countries
We strongly encourage eligible applicants to gather all requested documentation as soon as possible; sometimes it takes weeks to receive all relevant letters.
Candidates must submit copies of the following:
Candidates must submit their complete CV (including a list of publications, if available).
Candidates must submit a preliminary acceptance letter from at least one host institute.
Candidates must submit a letter of commitment from the prospective host supervisor confirming that the host institute has the resources (e.g. bench fees, laboratory equipment) required to undertake the project.
Candidates must submit two reference letters from senior scientists familiar with their work.
Candidates must submit a scanned copy of the passport page containing personal details (photo, document number, etc.).
Supporting statement from home supervisor
Sandwich candidates must submit a supporting statement, prepared and signed by the home supervisor on letter-headed paper. The supervisor should:
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).
If selected for an OWSD fellowship, kindly note that OWSD must be informed by the awardee of additional/supplementary grants, funds, and bursaries that have been awarded in connection with her PhD research program, specifying the donor, amount, duration and purpose of the grant (which costs are meant to be covered).
Any breach of this rule could lead OWSD to cancel the fellowship. If the awardee is recipient of a significant grant, OWSD may decide to reduce the fellowship support accordingly.
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Download OWSD PhD Fellowships applications_ Downloadable Version of the Call for Apllications.pdf
The deadline for submission of applications is 30 June Annually. The scholarship will open in early 2023.
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