OWSD Latest PhD Fellowships, 2022

Pursue your education in a Global South emerging country. There’s good news! OWSD PhD Fellowships are now accepting applications.

This post will go over the details of the fellowship programme, its benefits, and the application process step by step.

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OWSD PhD Fellowship 2022-2023 is offered to women scientists from science- and technology-lagging countries (STLCs)to undertake PhD research in the natural, engineering and information technology sciences. This fellowship covers a monthly allowance, visa expenses and annual medical insurance contribution.

The programme is managed with substantial support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and is offered in partnership with guest groups around the developing world.

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    The programme is run with generous funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and is offered in collaboration with host institutes around the world.

    The fellowship program’s overall goal is to support the development of a new generation of female leaders in science and technology, as well as their effective participation in their nations’ scientific and technological development.

    The fellowship program’s precise goals are as follows:

    To improve young and brilliant women graduates from STLCs’ access to educational and training opportunities in science and technology.
    Women scientists’ scientific productivity and innovation in STLCs should be increased.
    To encourage a new generation of bright women to pursue careers in science and technology as leaders.
    Encourage women scientists to contribute to their native countries’ long-term development.
    On a regional and international level, to enable women scientists from the South to collaborate and network.

    Candidates have the option of choosing between two study plans:

    A four-year full-time fellowship in which the research is carried out exclusively at a host institute in another developing country in the South.
    A sandwich fellowship requires the candidate to be enrolled as a Ph.D. student in her home country while also studying in a host institute in another developing country.

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    The sandwich fellowship covers a minimum of one and up to three research visits to the host institute. The initial visit should last at least 6 months. The total number of months you can spend at the host institute is limited to 20. The funding period is limited to four years.
    The sandwich option, which permits applicants to acquire their Ph.D. in their home country while gaining access to specialised researchers and equipment at the host institute, is particularly encouraged by OWSD.

    Scholarship Summary

    • Level of Study: PhD
    • Institution(s): Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
    • Study in: Developing Countries
    • Program Period:
      A full-time fellowship (maximum 4 years funding)
      – A sandwich fellowship The total number of months spent at the host institute cannot exceed 20 months.
    • Deadline: April, 2022

    Opportunity Focus Areas:

    • 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

    Scholarship Coverage

    OWSD PhD Fellowship support is only provided while the student is on site, at the host institute.

    The OWSD fellowship covers:

    • A monthly allowance to cover basic living expenses such as accommodation and meals while in the host country
    • A special allowance to attend international conferences during the period of the fellowship
    • A 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 which is also expected to contribute

    The OWSD fellowship does not cover:

    • Bench fees and consumables
    • Support for language training, either before or during the fellowship programme
    • Support for shipment of research samples
    • Costs for personal computer or software purchase
    • Support for family members
    • Additional return tickets to the home country for personal reasons

    Eligibility Criteria for OWSD PhD Fellowships

    To be eligible for OWSD PhD Fellowships, applicant must fulfill the following criteria:

    • Required Languages: English
    • Eligible Countries: The list of eligible countries is also available here.
    • The minimum qualification is an MSc degree in one of the above listed study fields.
    • Host institutes must be located in a developing country in the South (not the candidate’s home country).
    • Candidates must confirm that they intend to return to their home country as soon as possible after completion of the fellowship

    How to Apply for OWSD PhD Fellowships?

    Please follow the following instructions to apply for this fellowship:

    (1) Start an application form at the online portal.

    (2) Make sure to upload the required documents listed below:

    • Ph.D. research proposal outline.
    • Degree certificates and transcripts.
    • Curriculum Vitae.
    • Preliminary acceptance letter from at least one host institution.
    • Letter of commitment from the host university.
    • 2 Reference letters.
    • Candidates must submit a scanned copy of the passport page, which contains personal details (photo, document number etc.).
    • Candidates applying for a SANDWICH study scheme must, in addition, submit also the following documents:
    • Registration and No objection certificate.
    • Supporting statement from home supervisor.

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    To know more about OWSD PhD Fellowships, please visit Official Website.