UNESCO’s Organisation for Women in Science for Developing World (OWSD) Fellowship (Deadline: 31 Aug. 2018)


This is a fellowship for Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) established in 2017 by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada, in partnership with UNESCO’s Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD).

Under the program, ECWS fellows are supported to undertake research at an international level while based at their home institutes, to build up research groups that will attract international visitors, and to develop links with industry.

IDRC is a Canadian Crown corporation which funds research in developing countries to promote growth, reduce poverty, and drive large-scale positive change.


Women scientists from countries where the capacity for science and technology is lagging; who have completed their PhD in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics; and employed at an academic or scientific research institute.

Value of Award:

Up to US$50,000.

Duration of Award:

2 years.

Application & Enquiries:

For further information, log on to https://www.idrc.ca/en/news/call-new-owsd-fellowships-early-career-women-scientists-now-open.

Also, refer to a short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUZlqx_AB_s&feature=youtu.be.

Application can be made online via https://owsd.net/career-development/early-career-women-scientists-ecws-fellowships.

Enquiries can be made at email: earlycareer@owsd.net. For general enquiries about OWSD, please write to: owsd@owsd.net or browse: https://owsd.net/


Written by:
Ms Wee Hui Bieh, AFMSA, Aug. 2018
Chairperson, Communication Committee
Malaysian Scientific Association.

Information Source:
Academician Emeritus Prof. Datuk Dr Mazlan Othman, FMSA, FASc.
Malaysian Scientific Association.

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