UNESCO OWSD & IDRC Research Fellowship for Early Career Women Scientists in Canada

Research Scholarship
  • Canada
  • Apply Before : August 29, 2019

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 4209
  • Degree PH.D
  • Fields of study Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology
  • Opportunity Type : Fully FundedPartially Funded

Opportunity Description

Deadline: Aug.31, 2018

Country: Canada

Funded by: the International Development Research Center (IDRC) , UNESCO Organization for Women Scientists for Developing World (OWSD)

Fields: Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Level: PhD

Application Process: online

Language: English

Duration of fellowship: Two years


A worthy award is waiting for women scientists who own strong academic proof of PhD in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and are currently working on any research of science. This opportunity helps women to do developed researches on scientific basis and put all their efforts on enhancement of science. Moreover, women scientists are motivated to announce this field to all international women who want to follow this profession. The major Purposes it contains :

  • Validating the organization (ECWS) to provide strong and ultimate researches and appreciate best applications to bond their help and long-lasting contribution to the organization.
  • Support the Early Career Women Scientists and boost up their leadership & business skills
  • Strengthen the chain of continuation in more developments
  • Encourage women to continue the scientific researches in their countries
  • Appreciate international women to get more in number to participate in this field
  • Support women to create best searches

Award Amount


This award grants an amount up to USD50, 000 for two years to provide the following benefits:


  • All materials needed in research are part of scholarship grant
  • Consumable supplies is granted by scholarship
  • Supports the all means of travel for research ( workshops seminar, meetings and conferences)
  • Pay for MSc, PhD, post-doctoral researches, teaching and research assistance and other applicant’s needs
  • transportation, housing, food and other hospitality payments
  • library resources, books, journals
  • Provide full access of computer services
  • Support all expenses for team work, English course science-related works
  • Pay for research area and other research-related activities
  • Pay the expenses for meetings, licensing costs and all training costs
  • Support all means of supplying of aid in website developments, communication materials, publications, networking, monitoring and trainings
  • The two training workshops, which will be held in December of the first year in Trieste, Italy and other will be held in May of the second year of fellowship, is paid all the expenses



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Who can apply for this award?


  • Applicants who are from 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, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, 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, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia,
  • Applicant must be employed at any institute where they will work on the project
  • Institute must be in list of eligible countries
  • PhD should not be prior than 10 years
  • Applicants are illegible who have PhD in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


Subjects of study:

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


Application requirements:


  • A copy of Passport and a passport-size photo
  • Proof of residence
  • PhD certificate
  • Employment proof
  • CV
  • List of publications
  • Two reference letters from a scientist and resent research
  • A supporting Statement from head of institute



Selection criteria: applicants have to meet the following criteria

  • An efficient and best research proposal is a point for selection
  • Applicants are selected based on scientific skills, leadership skills and outreach skills



Applicants can apply online.

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