66 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LAGGING COUNTRIES
IMPORTANT: Applicants must have been resident in one of the 66 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 (or will be employed by the start of fellowship) at the university or research institute where the research project will be carried out. the university/ institute must be in one of the countries listed below.
Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo,Rep., Congo,Dem. Rep. of the, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, 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, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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
Arab region: Djibouti, Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip), Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen
Latin America and the Caribbean: Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay
The list of eligible countries in PDF format is available for download below.