Postgraduate Training Fellowships

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.

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.

Aims:

  • To improve access to educational and training opportunities in science and technology for young and talented women graduates from Sub-Saharan Africa and LDCs.
  • To increase the scientific productivity and creativity of women scientists in Sub-Saharan Africa and LDCs.
  • To empower a new generation of talented women to assume a leadership role in science and technology and their application to sustainable development.

    Conditions:

  • The scheme provides fellowships to young female students from Sub-Saharan African countries and/or LDCs, to enable them to pursue postgraduate studies leading to Ph.D., degrees, at centres of excellence (renowned research institutions/universities).
  • The institute must be in a developing country other than the applicants home country.
  • The fellowship is offered to carry out postgraduate research in the basic sciences
  • Research projects in applied sciences will not be accepted.
  • Each fellowship will be offered for three years and will cover travel expenses, a modest monthly living allowance, the amount of which will be determined in consultation with the host institution.
  • The applicant can enroll as a full-time research student at an institution outside her country, in this case the fellowship will provide support (travel, accommodation and living expenses) for 3 years.
  • The host institution will be expected to provide the necessary facilities such as tuition, training, supervision, laboratory supplies etc.

    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.
  • 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.
    For more information and application, visit: Postgraduate Training Fellowships Website
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