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OWSD Early Career Fellowship

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
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The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) Early Career Fellowship is a prestigious award offered to women who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and are employed at an academic or scientific research institute in one of the listed Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs). The OWSD Early Career fellows are supported to establish environments at their institutions where they can maintain an international standard of research and attract scholars from all over the world to collaborate.

The fellowship programme supports early career women scientists to lead important research projects in those countries which have been identified as especially lacking in scientific and technological resources as defined by the TWAS-OWSD Coordinating Committee. The fellows will undertake their research projects in one of the eligible countries and applicants must demonstrate that they have spent significant periods of time in that country, at least 5 years in total. Applicants must also have a guarantee of employment at the institution where they intend to carry out the research.

The OWSD Early Career Fellowship is for two years and supports:

  • Research-related costs:
    • Equipment;
    • Consumables;
    • Research visits, exchanges and programmes;
    • Teaching and Assistance;
    • Field work;
    • Publication costs;
    • Information resources;
    • IT facilities;
    • Training.
  • Linking with industry and other partners:
    • Visits to companies, private sector;
    • Product development.
  •  Outreach, communication and networking:
    • Website development;
    • Communications materials.
  • Two training workshops per fellowship on managing the grant, leadership, outreach and entrepreneurial skills.
OWSD Early Career Fellowship