60 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LAGGING COUNTRIES
IMPORTANT: Applicants must have been resident in one of the countries listed below for at least 5 years - note that this requirement does not have to be consecutive. At the time of application, applicants must be already employed at the university or research institute where the research project will be carried out. the university/research institute must be in one of the countries listed below.
Africa: Angola*, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi*, Cameroon, Central African Rep.*, Chad*, Comoros*, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire*, Dem Rep. Congo*, Equatorial Guinea*, Eswatini (Kingdom of)*, Ethiopia, Gambia*, Ghana, Guinea*, Guinea-Bissau*, Kenya, Lesotho*, Liberia*, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali*, Mauritania*, Mozambique*, Niger*, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe*, Senegal, Sierra Leone*, Somalia*, Tanzania, Togo*, Uganda, Zambia*
Arab region: Djibouti*, Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip)*, Sudan*
Asia and the Pacific: Afghanistan*, Bangladesh, Bhutan*, Cambodia*, Kiribati*, Lao People’s Dem Rep., Mongolia*, Myanmar*, Nepal, Solomon Islands*, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan*, Timor-Leste*, Tuvalu*, Vanuatu*
Latin America and the Caribbean: Bolivia, El Salvador*, Guatemala, Haiti*, Honduras*, Paraguay*
* No OWSD Early Career fellowships have yet been awarded to countries marked with an asterisk. Candidates from these countries are strongly encouraged to apply.
The list of eligibile countries in PDF format is available here.