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Opportunites for Women Scientists Elsewhere

OWSD provides a series of opportunities for women scientists from the developing world, including networking for OWSD members; PhD fellowships for successful applicants and an award scheme for established researchers. We hope to increase the breadth and scope of OWSD opportunities each year.

We also believe strongly in linking up with like-minded organizations and institutes so that we can pool resources and provide extra opportunities. Here below are some suggestions:

TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries) has a series of opportunities of interest to women in science from developing countries.

TWAS PhD Fellowships

TWAS offers more than 460 PhD fellowships a year at some of the most respected institutions in the developing world. These fellowships are hosted in Brazil, China, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico and Pakistan. New fellowships in new countries are expected in the months ahead.

TWAS Postdoctoral Felllowships

Scientists from developing countries who have recently earned their PhD can gain invaluable experience working with prominent scientists in a developing country through TWAS fellowships. Postdoctoral fellowships, lasting from six months to three years, are hosted in Brazil, India, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan and Thailand. New fellowships in new countries are expected in the months ahead.

TWAS Research Grants

TWAS provides grants to researchers in some developing countries for specialized equipment, consumable supplies and scientific publications. If you would like to build a research group but do not have a suitable laboratory, or perhaps you need extra resources, grants are awarded to individual scientists and research groups.

TWAS Scientific Meetings

TWAS offers financial assistance to the organizers of international and regional scientific conferences, workshops, symposia and special meetings in the developing world.

TWAS Prizes and Awards

Honours awarded by TWAS and its partners are among the most prestigious given for research in the developing world. They range from the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize, which celebrates the very best research in the South, to prizes awarded to early-career scientists already making impressive contributions to their field.

OFA (Opportunities for Africans) also put together a list of the top twenty scholarships for African Women

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