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OWSD Early Career Fellowship for Researchers 2024

Introducing the OWSD Early Career Fellowship, a prestigious opportunity for women who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. This esteemed award, funded by The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), provides up to USD 50,000 to support talented women researchers employed in academic or scientific research institutes in Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs). The fellowship, spanning two years, aims to assist fellows in establishing research environments of international standards and fostering collaboration with scholars worldwide.

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To be eligible for the OWSD Early Career Fellowship, applicants must meet specific criteria. They should have resided in one of the designated STLCs for at least 5 years and hold a PhD in a STEM field awarded within the last 10 years. Additionally, applicants must be employed at a university or research institute in an STLC, with guaranteed salary support for the fellowship duration. The selection process emphasizes the impact of the research proposal on the local, national, or regional community, evaluating factors such as research expertise, collaborations, inclusiveness, and sustainability. Successful candidates can expect to be notified by September 2024, with the fellowship lasting for two years from the contract signing date. Interested individuals can apply by visiting the OWSD website before the deadline on March 14, 2024.

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