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OWSD 2022 PhD Fellowships for Women Scientists

The Fellowship programme is administered with funds generously provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency aimed at contributing 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.

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About The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)

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 programme unit of UNESCO. OWSD was founded in 1987 and is the first international forum to unite eminent women scientists from the developing and developed worlds with the objective of strengthening their role in the development process and promoting their representation in scientific and technological leadership. OWSD provides research training, career development and networking opportunities... read more


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Aim and Benefits of OWSD PhD Fellowships

  • Monthly allowance to cover basic living expenses such as accommodation and meals.
  • A modest annual support allowance.
  • A return ticket from the home country to the host institute.
  • Visa expenses.
  • Annual medical insurance contribution.
  • Opportunity to attend regional science communications workshops.
  • Study fees (including tuition and registration fees).

Requirements for OWSD PhD Fellowships Qualification

  • Applicants must be women scientists from science- and technology-lagging countries.
  • Applicants must confirm that they intend to return to their home country as soon as possible after completion of the fellowship.
  • Applicants must have obtained an MSc degree in an eligible study field.
  • Applicants must demonstrate excellent academic and research abilities.

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Documents Required for Application

  • 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


Application Deadline

April 15, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) on onlineforms.twas.org to apply

Please note that an applicant, at the time of application, must NOT have an active research grant or fellowship with The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) or have already submitted an application for a TWAS programme within the same given year. Only one application per year is possible across all TWAS and OWSD programmes. Applicants will not be eligible to visit another institution in that year under the TWAS Visiting Professor programmes.

For more details,visit OWSD website


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