OWSD Fellowships for STEM 2022 – Fully Funded

OWSD Fellowships

Apply for the OWSD Fellowships for Women Scientists in STEM. The major goal of this international fellowship is to empower young women in the fields of STEM. The fellowship aims to make future leaders and encourage their active participation in their communities and countries’ scientific and technological development.


  • The goal of the fellowship initiative is to encourage and empower a new generation of outstanding women who will be capable of taking on new leadership roles in science and technology.
  • The initiative seeks to promote access to educational and training opportunities in science and technology for young and brilliant women graduates and increase creativity and scientific productivity among women scientists. 
  • To train and support women scientists, who are critical to the long-term growth of their countries.

Categories of Fellowship:

There are two categories of fellowships offered:

  1. With a maximum term of 4 years, this full-time fellowship program is dedicated to women from underdeveloped countries in science and technology (STLCs). A potential fellow (Woman) must intend to pursue a Ph.D. in one or more fields of Information Technology and Engineering in a country in the Global South. Selected candidates will be hosted at a university or institution in a Global South nation. 
  2. Sandwich fellowships are also available to applicants. Candidates currently enrolled as Ph.D. students in their home countries are eligible for this fellowship. They will be able to complete some of their studies at another host university in a country in the Global South.

Here are more details about the OWSD Fellowships for STEM

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  • Country: Italy
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Eligible Regions: Global South countries
  • Deadline: April 15, 2022
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    Here are the eligibility criteria for the OWSD fellowships for women:

    • This program is for women from countries in the Global South who want to do Ph.D. research in Engineering and Technology. 
    • Applicants must have at least a master’s degree in one of the relevant subjects.
    • The applicant’s desired host institution must be in a country in the Global South that is not the native country.
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    Benefits :

    OWSD fellowships will provide the following benefits:

    • The host institution will pay for any visa-related expenses.
    • Medical insurance coverage requires an annual contribution.
    • Full tuition fee and registration fee waiver.
    • Fellows will receive a special allowance to facilitate their attendance at international conferences throughout the fellowship period.
    • The program will also cover a return ticket from the home country to the host country.
    • Allowance to cover living expenses and accommodation.

    Documents required:

    1. Research proposal 
    2. Degree certificates, transcripts and academic records
    3. Current CV
    4. A letter of commitment from a possible supervisor expressing the host institution’s desire to participate in the program and available resources.
    5. Request two letters of recommendation 
    6. Passport as proof of citizenship
    7. A preliminary acceptance letter from a potential host university.
    8. On the program’s website, there is a template. 

    For applicants of the sandwich fellowship program:

    • Attach a registration and no objection certificate from the home institution attesting to your status as a registered Ph.D. student.
    • A letter from the current supervisor expressing their willingness to assist in pursuing this fellowship at the host institution.

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    Application Process:

    • The application process is online.
    • Applicants must select three potential and preferred host institutions for the fellowship. There is a list of preferred host universities on the program’s website.
    • Applicants will be needed to submit a list of supporting papers in English to complete the application. 
    • A translation must accompany documents in a language other than English.

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