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Grant Opportunities: Applications Open for 2022 OWSD Early Career Fellowship

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Deadline: 19-Sep-22

The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing (OWSD) World is inviting applications for 2022 OWSD Early Career Fellowships to support 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 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 fellowship programme supports early career women scientists to lead important research projects in those countries which have been identified as especially lacking in scientific and technological resources.

  • The OWSD Early Career Fellowship is for three years and provides up to USD 50,000.
  • The fellowship entails an initial advance payment, disbursements at regular intervals, reimbursements of expenses made with funds advanced by the Administering Institute, and also support for direct procurement done by the OWSD Secretariat on fellows’ behalf (only for purchases above USD 10,000).
Eligible Countries
Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the OWSD Early Career Fellowship applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Eligible countries
    • Applicants must have been resident in one of the listed Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) for at least 5 years. The 5 years do not have to be consecutive.
    • Applicants can be citizens of any country, provided that the residence requirement is fulfilled.
  • Eligible employment
    • 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 three-year fellowship.
  • Eligible STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
    • 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

For more information, visit https://owsd.net/news/news-events/call-applications-opens-2022-owsd-early-career-fellowships

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