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OWSD is pleased to inform you that the 2019 Call for Applications for Early Career Fellowship for women scientists is NOW OPEN.
This Fellowship is a prestigious award of up to USD 50,000, generously provided by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and is offered to women scientists from eligible Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) who have completed their PhDs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects within the last 10 years and are employed at an academic or scientific research institute in one of the eligible countries. Early Career fellows are supported for two years to continue their research at an international level while based at their home institutes, to build up research groups that will attract international visitors, and to link with industry.

The fellowship provides funding for a wide range of expenses, including equipment, consumables, research visits, exchanges and programmes, teaching and assistance, information resources, product development and linking with industry, outreach, communications and networking, and other expenses. A full list of eligible expenses is available in the attached Call for Applications. Fellows will also take part in two training workshops on leadership and entrepreneurial skills.

All details regarding eligibility, specifications of the research projects, selection and how to apply are available at: https://owsd.net/career-development/early-career-women-scientists-ecws-fellowships

The deadline for completed online applications is 30 April 2019.

The official language for the application is English; however, all information about the programme will also be available in French shortly at: https://bit.ly/2IKPfRZ

A short video from a workshop with the first cohort of 2018 Early Career fellows can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clEGGxjIz1g.

Please also find attached a poster which can be printed and posted at your institutions. We encourage you to share this opportunity with women scientists and others in your networks.

Questions about this fellowship can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..