The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) has announced a new call for applications for its prestigious Early Career Fellowship. This three-year grant, worth up to USD 50,000, is aimed at women scientists who are at the beginning of their professional careers and seeking support to continue their research internationally, based on their local institutions, and to create research groups that attract international visitors.
The Early Career Fellowships are aimed at female scientists who have obtained a PhD in a discipline of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) within the last 10 years and are working at a research or academic center in one of the science and technology lagging countries. The funds are generously provided by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
Eligible expenses include equipment, consumables, visits, exchanges and research, teaching and assistance programs, fieldwork, publishing costs, information resources, technology and information facilities, training, industry linkage, dissemination, communication, and networking. In addition, Early Career Fellows participate in two leadership and entrepreneurship training workshops.
To apply, interested parties can visit the website www.owsd.net and click on “Fellowships / Early Career Fellowship”. The call for applications is open during the first few months of each year, and eligible countries include El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Paraguay.