The OWSD Early Career Fellowship 2020

The OWSD Early Career Fellowship is a prestigious award of up to USD 50,000 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 OWSD Early Career fellowship is for two years and offers up to USD 50,000.

Please note that the OWSD Early Career fellowship does not provide for the fellow’s salary which must be guaranteed by the fellow’s institution.


PhD (in STEM) awarded not more than 10 years prior to application.

There are a few eligbility criteria that you should check before applying. Please click here to know more.Eligible Regions: Angola* Côte d’Ivoire* Liberia* Sierra Leone*, Benin Equatorial Guinea* Madagascar Somalia*, Burkina Faso Eswatini, Kingdom of* Malawi Tanzania, United Rep. Burundi* Ethiopia Mali* Togo*, Cameroon Gambia* Mauritania* Uganda, Central African Rep.* Ghana Mozambique* Zambia*, Chad* Guinea* Niger*, Comoros* Guinea-Bissau* Rwanda, Congo, Dem Rep.* Kenya São Tomé & Principe*, Congo, Rep. Lesotho* Senegal, Afghanistan* Kiribati* Nepal Timor-Leste*, Bangladesh Lao PDR Solomon Islands* Tuvalu*, Bhutan* Mongolia* Sri Lanka Vanuatu*, Cambodia* Myanmar* Tajikistan*, Djibouti* Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip)* Sudan, Bolivia Guatemala Honduras*, El Salvador* Haiti* Paraguay*

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