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

Expiry date: 
Monday, 19 June, 2017

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.

Deadline for application: 19 June 2017.

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.

A downloadable version of the OWSD PhD Fellowships Call for applications as well as relevant Checklists are available at the end of this page.


The programme is administered with funds generously provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and is offered in partnership with host institutes throughout the developing world.

The general purpose of the fellowship programme is to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology, and to promote their effective participation in the scientific and technological development of their countries.

The specific aims of the fellowship programme are:

  • To improve access to educational and training opportunities in science and technology for young and talented women graduates from STLCs.
  • To increase the scientific productivity and creativity of women scientists in STLCs.
  • To empower a new generation of talented women to assume a leadership role in science and technology.
  • To encourage women scientists to contribute to the sustainable development of their home countries.
  • To enable women scientist from the South to collaborate and network on a regional and international level.

For more information on eligibility and application procedure, visit the OWSD website