OWSD: Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries

Get Specific Grants relevant to your Country & Areas of Work. Learn how

Deadline: 31 May 2016

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is currently inviting applications for its Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries with an aim 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.

75% Discount on Premium Membership (Ad)
For a limited time only, this discount offer gives you exclusive access to all the Premium Standard features for NGO grant success. Join Today.
 

This fellowship programme is for female students from Sub-Saharan Africa or Least Developed Countries (LDCs) who wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a doctorate degree at a centre of excellence in the South outside their own country.

Aims

The specific aims of the scheme are:

Searching for the fastest way to write proposals? (Ad)
We have an extensive database of sample proposals from successful grantee organizations from around the world offering project ideas, proposal writing techniques and planned strategies. Join Premium to view Sample Proposals
 
  • Improve access to educational and training opportunities in science and technology for young and talented women graduates from Sub-Saharan Africa and LDCs.
  • Increase the scientific productivity and creativity of women scientists in Sub-Saharan Africa and LDCs.
  • Empower a new generation of talented women to assume a leadership role in science and technology and their application to sustainable development.

Benefits

Each fellowship will be offered for up to three years and will cover the following:

  • Travel to and from the host institute;
  • A monthly allowance to cover accommodation and meals while in the host country;
  • Study fees (including tuition and registration fees);
  • Visa expenses;
  • A yearly medical insurance contribution;
  • A lump sum allowance to attend international conferences during the period of the fellowship;
  • On a competitive basis, attending of scientific communication and proposal writing workshop; and
  • On a competitive basis, attending the Fifth OWSD General Assembly and International Conference scheduled for 2016.

Eligible Scientific Fields

Are you overwhelmed with too much grant information? (Ad)
Join Premium and view relevant grants and resources on a clean, ad-free and user-friendly Member Dashboard to organize and plan your successful fundraising. Learn more
 
  • 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

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to qualified women science graduates from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (see list below).
  • If applicants are over 40 years of age, they should include a brief explanation of why their research career has been delayed.
  • The minimum qualification is an MSc degree (or equivalent), or an outstanding BSc honors degree in the natural sciences, engineering or information technology disciplines (see list above).
  • Host institutions must be located in a developing country. This must be a different country from the applicant’s home country.
  • Applicants must provide a preliminary acceptance letter from at least one host institute. The letter must be prepared based on the sample on page 10 and be signed by the head of department, potential host supervisor or postgraduate studies coordinator.
  • The application will be evaluated more favorably if the preliminary acceptance letter is supported by a letter of commitment from the prospective host supervisor, describing why the host institute is appropriate for the subject of study and confirming the supervisor’s interest in working with the student.
  • Students from eligible countries already enrolled on a PhD programme in their home country can apply for the sandwich option. This gives them access to expertise and resources that might not be available at the home institute.
  • Applicants already on site in the host country will not be considered eligible since this implies that they have already secured sufficient funding for their studies.
  • The applicant must be willing to return to her own country after completion of the fellowship.
  • Accompanying persons are not eligible for support.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted via email.

Getting late information about new grants? (Ad)
The Early Grant Information feature for Premium Members ensures that you receive grant announcements much ahead of others so that you can have enough time to research and apply. Join Premium to get early information
 

Eligible 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 People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Niger, Reunion, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Western Sahara, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists.

How to write Proposals? How to raise funds? How to research donors? (Ad)
Premium Members can download our rich library of downloadable Ebooks covering topics on how to write funding applications, how to identify new donors, how to contact potential funders. Join Premium to download
 

AI for Earth Innovation Program: Funding Available

MAJALAT Initiative to Create and Promote a Space of Constructive Dialogue between Civil Society Organizations

Applications Open for Spotlight Initiative (SI) Programme in Liberia

IIIM-TBI inviting Indian Innovators to submit their Business Proposal

UNESCO’s Spotlight Initiative to End Violence against Women and Girls in Zimbabwe

Government of the Slovak Republic launches Promoting Equality between Women and Men and Work Life Balance

IRC announces COALESCE Research Fund 2019

NCDJ: seeking Applications for The Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability

International Labour Organization launches Call for Research Proposals on Labour Markets and Resilience in the Caribbean

Call for Proposals: Foundation for the Development of the Education System

Conflict and Violence Grant Program is now open for Applications

Submit Your Applications for Jack Chester Foundation Grant Program

British Academy announces Knowledge Frontiers – International Interdisciplinary Research 2020

U.S. Embassy in Nepal seeking Proposals for Regional Youth TechCamp to Promote Good Governance

Public Information Fund (CSM II): Inviting Local Media Organizations and CSOs in Myanmar

British Council in Taiwan launches “Connections through Culture” Grants 2019

Apply for Bilateral Relations for Partnership and Development of Partnership – Heritage Component

Applications Open for Bilateral Relations for Establishing and Development of the Partnership – Arts Component

European Commission: Promoting Educational Frame Work to Social Economy

Youthtown Funding for Sports Organisations in New Zealand

ICLD’s Call for Policy Relevant Research Proposals on Local Democracy

Call for Papers: Youth Marginalization, Education and Labour Market Trajectories in the MENA Region

Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton 2019 Programme for Woman Entrepreneur in Nigeria

Impact Fund Grants Program to Advance Justice in the areas of Human Rights, Environmental or Poverty Law

>