Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists

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Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists: Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDC) at Centres of Excellence in the South.

The Fellowship is offered to women scientists to pursue postgraduate research in the following fields of basic sciences: basic biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.

Programme Details

This fellowship programme is for female students from Sub-Saharan Africa or Least Developed Countries (LDCs) who wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a doctorate degree at a centre of excellence in the South outside their own country.

  • Only women scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and/or one of the Least Developed Countries can apply.
  • Host institutions must be located in a developing country.
  • Applications that are incomplete or illegible cannot be considered. Please make sure all the requested enclosures are submitted together with your application.

    Scholarship Eligibility

    The fellowships are open to qualified young women science graduates (generally below 40 years of age) from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or LDCs.

    The minimum qualification of applicants is an M.Sc. degree (or equivalent), or an outstanding B.Sc. honours degree, in the following fields of natural sciences:

  • Basic biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

    Applicants already on site in the host country will not be considered eligible.

    The host institute where the applicant wishes to pursue her doctorate degree must be in a developing country other than her own.

    The applicant must be willing to return to her own country after completion of the fellowship.

    Application

    Applicants should complete all parts of the application form, and enclose copies of all university degree certificates, and the university-issued transcripts, which should include grades, courses taken, etc.

    If the applicant has already gained admission at an institution of excellence in the South (i.e., in a developing country), a copy of the letter of acceptance from the institution must be enclosed.

    If the applicant is registered for a doctorate degree at an institution in her home country, and wishes to pursue part of her research at another institution under a “sandwich programme”, a letter of recommendation from the home institute supervisor must be enclosed.

    Application Deadline; 31st July each year.

    For More Information and Application, Please Visit; Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists Website

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