OWSD Early Career Fellowship Program in Italy

Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) is delighted to invite applications for OWSD Early Career Fellowship. This call is intended to women who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. Applicants must be from one of the Science and Technology Lagging Countries.

Scholarship Description
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 will be supported to establish an environment at their institution where they can maintain an international standard of research and attract scholars from all over the world to collaborate.

Award Value
The winner of the OWSD Early Career Fellowship will be granted up to USD 50,000 which is tenable for two years.

Level and Area of Studies
PhD program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Place of Study
The study will be taken at any college or university in Italy.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Applicants must have been resident in one of the listed Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) for at least 5 years.
  • At the time of application, applicants must provide proof of being employed at the university or research institute where the research project will be carried out. If employment has not yet commenced, a proof of employment offer and confirmation of acceptance is required.
  • The institution where the research project will be carried out must be in one of the listed STLCs.
  • Applicants must provide evidence that they will receive a salary from their university/research institute for the duration of the two-year fellowship.
  • Studying the eligible STEM subjects; 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, Neurosciences, Physics, Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology.

Applicants’ Nationality
Applicants must have been resident in one of the Science and Technology Lagging Countries including Afghanistan, Angola, 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, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Kiribati, 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, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia.

Application Instruction
Please go to the link below to see further instruction of application procedure.

Submission Deadline
30 April 2019.

Website and Application Link

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