Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) Early Career Women Scientists Fellowships 2019

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Application Deadline:30 April 2019.

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.

The OWSD Early Career Fellowship programme is administered by OWSD with funds generously provided by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.

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 fellows will undertake their research projects in one of
the eligible countries and applicants must demonstrate that they have
spent significant periods of time in that country (at least 5 years in
total). Applicants must also have a guarantee of employment at the
institution where they intend to carry out the research.

During the
2-year fellowship, fellows will build on their leadership and management
skills, develop connections with a variety of public and private sector
partners to potentially convert their research into marketable products
or guarantee its impact on a broader scale. By improving their
communication and outreach skills, fellows will also learn to
effectively present their research to various audiences, thus attracting
new collaborators and potential funders to ensure the sustainability of
the research project.

By supporting 60 Early Career fellows by December 2021, OWSD will
create a network of outstanding women scientists who can provide
mentorship and be role models for the next generation of women leaders
in STEM.

* as defined by the TWAS-OWSD Coordinating Committee.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the OWSD Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) Fellowships 2019

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