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UNESCO and OWSD 2024 Early Career Fellowship

UNESCO and OWSD 2024 Early Career Fellowship

UNESCO and OWSD 2024 Early Career Fellowship

The Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) in partnership with UNESCO is happy to accept applications from applicants for the 2024 OWSD Early Career Fellowship to support early career women scientists

The OWSD Early Career fellows are supported to 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)

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Fellowship Summary:

Fellowship Sponsor(s): OWSD, UNESCO & IDRC

Host Institution(s): OWSD

Funding Amount: USD 50,000

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: PhD

Nationality: All Nationalities

Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for the UNESCO and OWSD Early Career Fellowship:

  • 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 above residence requirement is fulfilled.
  • 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.

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

SEE ALSO: Leverhulme Trust 2024 Early Career Fellowships

Application Procedures for the UNESCO and OWSD Early Career Fellowship (How to Apply):

To participate in the OWSD Early Career Fellowship, interested candidates are expected to fill and submit the application form online. All documents must be uploaded through the online application system. Do not email any documentation to OWSD

Required Documents:

  • Passport
  • Proof of residence
  • PhD certificate
  • Proof of employment
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Publications
  • Reference letters
  • Supporting statement of head of applicant’s institution
  • Budget file
  • Additional documentation

Application Deadline: March 14, 2024

For more information Visit the Official Website.

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