Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) Early Career Fellowship

The 2023 Call for Applications for the OWSD Early Career Fellowships for women scientists is now open.

The OWSD Early Career 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 three 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 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 here.     

The deadline for completed online applications is Thursday, April 27,  2023. The official language for the application is English. 

A list of Frequently Asked Questions is also available here. 

To learn more about the benefits of this fellowship, view a short video here.

Questions about this fellowship can be sent to [email protected]

How to apply: 
Computer Science
Earth Sciences
Engineering & Technology
Medicine & Healthcare
Space sciences
Application deadline: 
27 Apr 2023
14 Mar 2023