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OWSD PhD fellowships for women
"Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDC) at Centres of Excellence in the South" by the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD). Deadline for applications: 31 May 2016.
Deadline
31 May 2016
Country
All developing countries
Level
PhD
Minimum degree held
MSc
Duration
Up to 3 years
Field
01-Agricultural Sciences
02-Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
03-Biological Systems and Organisms
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
05-Chemical Sciences
06-Engineering Sciences
07-Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
08-Mathematical Sciences
09-Physics
Age limit
None
Sandwich option
yes

The "Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDC) at Centres of Excellence in the South" are offered by the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) to female researchers who wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a doctorate degree in the natural sciences. The fellowships are to be held at a centre of excellence in a developing country outside the applicant's own country.

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

  • Travel expenses to and from the host institute;
  • A monthly allowance to cover accommodation and meals while in the host country, the amount of which will be determined in consultation with the host institution;
  • Refund of visa costs;
  • A contribution for medical insurance;
  • Attending one international conference during the period of the fellowship;
  • On a competitive basis, attending of scientific communication and proposal writing workshop.

For details, and to download the application form, please go to the relevant OWSD webpage: http://owsd.net/career-development/phd-fellowship

Country where tenable: 
All developing countries
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