PhD Fellowship for Women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries

If you are a female scientists who wish to pursue your PhD degree in natural sciences, including agriculture and earth sciences, in a developing country, then apply for the fellowship programme offered by the Organization For Women In Science For The Developing World (OWSD) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

The fellowship offered for up to three years covers travel to and from the host institute, monthly allowance, study fees, visa expenses, medical insurance, a lump sum allowance to attend international conferences during the period of the fellowship. Moreover, the fellowship holder may attend a scientific communication and proposal writing workshop and / or the 5th OWSD General Assembly and International Conference scheduled for 2016 on a competitive basis.

Women graduates from Sub-Saharan African and Least Developed countries. Full list of the countries is available at;
If applicants are over 40 years of age, they should include a brief explanation of why their research career has been delayed;
The minimum qualification is an MSc degree (or equivalent), or an outstanding BSc honours degree in the natural sciences, engineering or information technology disciplines (see list below);
Host institutions must be located in a developing country. This must be a different country from the applicant’s home country;
Applicants must provide a preliminary acceptance letter from at least one host institute;
The applicant must be willing to return to her own country after completion of the fellowship.
Further information regarding eligibility and application procedure are available at

Type:Research Grant, Study Grant (other), Scholarship/Fellowship (PhD)
Organization:The Organization For Women In Science For The Developing World (OWSD), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Topic:Agriculture; Food security; Gender; Land management; Land degradation and restoration
Deadlines:May 31, 2016