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PhD Fellowship

PhD Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries


The next Call for applications shall open end March 2017.

All information and application requirements will be published here shortly.

Please note that starting from 2017, the applications will only be accepted through on-line system.


Owing to scientific and economic changes in a number of developing nations, OWSD has intensified the focus of its programme and has selected a group of countries in which science and technology are significantly lagging.

The immediate effect of this selection is that, effective from 2017, OWSD PhD Fellowships are open to candidates from 66 scientifically and technologically lagging countries.

Formerly, OWSD had a list of eligible countries which included all Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and any additional countries in sub-Saharan Africa. With this new selection, some countries in Africa are no longer considered low income and are no longer eligible for fellowships support. Some new countries outside Africa have been added.

The list of eligible countries is available here.