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OWSD Call for Applications Now Open

PhD Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries

The Fellowship is offered to women scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) to undertake PhD research in the Natural, Engineering and Information Technology sciences at a host institute in the South.

Please note that as from 2017, the OWSD PhD Fellowships applications will be collected through an online system only.

The Call for Applications is now open.

To apply please read through the following details and click on the APPLY NOW button at the bottom of this page. To resume working on the application that you have already started, please click on the RESUME button below. OWSD PhD Fellowships applications is hosted by TWAS online forms.


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.
The official language for the application is English.

Each fellowship is offered for up to four years and can cover the following:


  • Monthly allowance to cover basic living expenses while in the host country

  • Travel allowance to attend international conferences

  • Return ticket from the home country to the host institute for the agreed research period

  • Visa expenses

  • Annual medical insurance contribution

  • The opportunity to attend regional science communications workshops, on a competitive basis

  • Study fees (including tuition and registration fees) in agreement with the chosen host institute

For details, please go to

Deadline for application: 19 June 2017.

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