OWSD PhD Fellowship for women Scientist from Science and Technology Lagging Countries

Scholarship in Applied Science , in Engineering , in Natural Science
  • Apply Before : May 1, 2020

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 7185
  • Degree PH.D
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded

Opportunity Description

OWSD Ph.D. Fellowship is a great opportunity for the women who wish to do their Ph.D. research in Natural, Engineering, and Information technology science at a host institute in the south and interested in leadership. This program accept applicants and aim to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology, the program supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), if you meet the eligibility of the program, then you can apply.

Details of OWSD PhD fellowship

Deadline: 31 March 2020

Duration: Maximum 4 years

Host institutes: the host institute must be in one of the developing countries except your home country.

Benefits of the program:

  • Full-time fellowship where the research going to be done
  • Living expenses
  • Attending to the international conference’s expenses
  • Traveling expenses
  • Visa cost
  • Medical insurance
  • The opportunity to attend regional science communication workshops
  • Tuition fee

Main propose of this Ph.D. fellowship:

  • Improve access to educational and training opportunities in science and technology for young and talented women graduates from STLCs.
  • Increase women creativity I scientists in STLCs
  • Empower a new generation of women to assume a leadership role in science and technology
  • To encourage women scientists to contribute to the sustainable development of their home countries.

Field of study:

  • Agriculture science
  • 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


  • Applicants must confirm that they will be back to their home country
  • The applicants must have studied their MSc degree to above-mentioned fields

Required documents:

  • Research proposal outline (200 words) see guidelines  for research proposal
  • Degree certificates and transcripts
  • CV including a list of publication if available
  • Acceptance letter
  • Reference letters
  • Letter of commitment (it should be from you host supervisor, moreover, describe why you choose this institute and interest in working the supervisor with you) see the sample here
  • Passport
  • Registration and no objection certificate
  • Supporting statement from home supervisor
  • the fellowship does not cover:
  • language courses

note: the program is highly competitive and selection is based on scientific competence and merit.

how to apply:

  • applicant must apply for one host institute find the eligible institute here
  • your host institute must be out of your home country


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