OWSD PhD Fellowships Call for applications (19 June 2017)
PhD Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries
Please read through carefully and make sure you prepare all the documents you will be required to upload in order to complete this online application procedure.
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 Eritrea Ethiopia Gambia Ghana Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau
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 Syrian Arab Republic
Tajikistan Tanzania Timor-Leste Togo Tuvalu
Uganda Vanuatu Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe
- 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
- Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
- Host institutes must be located in a developing country in the South (not the candidate's home country).
- A list of recommended institutes is available here.
- Other institutes, not included in the link above, will also be considered if they demonstrate appropriate resources and expertise.
- Candidates should identify a host institute outside their home country. They can identify a further two host institutes if desired.
- Candidates who are already on site in the host country will not usually be considered eligible.
- Candidates must submit a PhD research proposal outline (max 2.000 words) which should be a summarized description of the PhD research proposal.
- Guidelines for writing a good research proposal outline are available here.
- Candidates are invited to study carefully these guidelines and ensure that their proposal is well structured and clear. The project proposal is given particular attention at selection.
all university degree certificates; and
all university-issued transcripts, indicating all courses and grades.
- The letter must be signed by the head of department or by the postgraduate studies coordinator.
- The study starting date on the preliminary acceptance letter must be the year following the application (e.g. if you apply for a fellowship in 2017 the acceptance letter should indicate the starting date as 2018).
- The sample available here must be used for the preparation of this document.
- The letter should also describe why the host institute is appropriate for the subject of study and confirm the supervisor’s interest in working with the candidate.
- Guidelines for letter drafting are available here.
- Guidelines for reference letter drafting are available here.
- For SANDWICH candidates only: please note that the home PhD supervisor cannot be one of the two referees.
- Sandwich candidates must submit the Registration and No objection certificate prepared by the home institute confirming that the candidate is a PhD registered student and that there is no objection to her studying at the chosen host institute abroad.
- The certificate template can be downloaded here and must be completed and signed by the head/director of the home institute.
state that he/she is willing to support the candidate undertaking part of her studies at the host institute abroad; and
describe how the research visit abroad will impact/benefit the candidate’s research project.