OWSD PhD Fellowships 2019 for Women Scientists from Science and Technology lagging Countries (Fully Funded)

Date limite d'inscription:30 mai 2019.

The OWSD PhD Fellowship programme is administered with funds generously provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and is offered in partnership with host institutes throughout the developing world.

The general purpose of the fellowship programme is to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology, and to promote their effective participation in the scientific and technological development of their countries.

Les objectifs spécifiques du programme de bourses sont:

  • To improve access to educational and training opportunities in science and technology for young and talented women graduates from STLCs.
  • Augmenter la productivité scientifique et la créativité des femmes scientifiques dans les STLC.
  • Pour permettre à une nouvelle génération de femmes talentueuses d'assumer un rôle de leadership dans la science et la technologie.
  • Encourager les femmes scientifiques à contribuer au développement durable de leur pays d'origine.
  • Permettre aux femmes scientifiques du Sud de collaborer et de réseauter au niveau régional et international.

ADMISSIBILITÉ

1. Les candidats doivent confirmer qu'ils ont l'intention de retourner dans leur pays d'origine le plus tôt possible après l'achèvement de la bourse.

2. Pays éligibles

La liste des pays éligibles est également disponible ici .

AfghanistanMadagascar
AngolaMalawi
BangladeshMali
BéninMauritanie
BhoutanMongolie
BolivieMozambique
Burkina FasoMyanmar
BurundiNépal
CambodgeNicaragua
CamerounNiger
République centrafricainePalestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip)
TchadParaguay
ComoresRwanda
CongoSao Tomé-et-Principe
Côte d'IvoireSénégal
Dem Rep. CongoSierra Leone
DjiboutiLes îles Salomon
El SalvadorSomalie
ÉrythréeSoudan du sud
Éthiopie Sri Lanka
Guinée ÉquatorialeSoudan
GambieSwaziland
GhanaRépublique arabe syrienne
GuatemalaTadjikistan
GuinéeTanzanie
Guinée-BissauTimor-Leste
HaïtiTogo
Hondurastuvalu
KenyaOuganda
KiribatiVanuatu
Lao People’s Dem Rep.Yémen
LesothoZambie
LibériaZimbabwe

3. Champs scientifiques admissibles

  • Sciences agronomiques
  • Astronomie, espace et sciences de la terre
  • Systèmes biologiques et organismes
  • Sciences chimiques
  • Informatique et technologie de l'information
  • Sciences de l'ingénieur
  • Sciences mathématiques
  • Sciences médicales et de la santé
  • neurosciences
  • Physique
  • Biologie structurale, cellulaire et moléculaire

4. Qualification académique éligible

La qualification minimale est un Diplôme MSc dans l'un des domaines d'étude énumérés ci-dessus.

5. Instituts hôtes éligibles

  • Les instituts d'accueil doivent être situés dans un pays en développement dans le Sud (pas le pays d'origine du candidat).
  • Une liste de recommended institutes est disponible ici .
  • Other institutes, not included in the link above, will also be considered if they demonstrate appropriate resources and expertise.
  • Candidates should identify a host institute outside their home country. They can identify a further two host institutes if desired.
  • Les candidats qui sont déjà sur place dans le pays hôte ne seront généralement pas considérés comme éligibles.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR APPLICATION

We strongly encourage eligible applicants to start gathering all requested documentation as soon as possible; sometimes it takes weeks to receive all relevant letters.

1. Schéma de proposition de recherche doctorale

  • Candidates must submit a PhD research proposal outline (max 2.000 words) which should be a summarized description of the PhD research proposal.
  • Des lignes directrices pour rédiger un bon plan de proposition de recherche sont disponibles ici .
  • Candidates are invited to study carefully these guidelines and ensure that their proposal is well structured and clear. The project proposal is given particular attention at selection.

2. Degree certificates and transcripts

Candidates must submit copies of:

  1. all university degree certificates; and
  2. all university-issued transcripts, indicating all courses and grades.

3. Curriculum vitae

Candidates must submit their complete CV (including a list of publications, if available).

4. Preliminary acceptance letter

Candidates must submit a preliminary acceptance letter from at least one host institute.

  • The letter must be signed by the head of department or by the postgraduate studies coordinator.
  • The study starting date on the preliminary acceptance letter must be the year following the application (e.g. if you apply for a fellowship in 2018 the acceptance letter should indicate the starting date as 2019).
  • The sample available ici must be used for the preparation of this document.

5. Letter of commitment

Candidates must submit a letter of commitment from the prospective host supervisor confirming that the host institute has the resources (e.g. bench fees, laboratory equipment) required to undertake the project.

  • The letter should also describe why the host institute is appropriate for the subject of study and confirm the supervisor’s interest in working with the candidate.
  • Guidelines for letter drafting are available ici .

6. Lettres de référence

Candidates must submit two reference letters from senior scientists familiar with their work.

  • Guidelines for reference letter drafting are available ici .
  • For SANDWICH candidates only: please note that the home PhD supervisor cannot be one of the two referees.

7. Passeport

Candidates must submit a scanned copy of the passport page, which contains personal details (photo, document number etc.).

Candidates applying for a SANDWICH study scheme must, in addition, submit also the following documents:

8. Registration and No objection certificate

  • Sandwich candidates must submit the Registration and No objection certificate prepared by the home institute confirming that the candidate is a PhD registered student and that there is no objection to her studying at the chosen host institute abroad.
  • The certificate template can be downloaded ici and must be completed and signed by the head/director of the home institute.

9. Supporting statement from home supervisor

Sandwich candidates must submit a supporting statement, prepared and signed by the home supervisor on letter-headed paper. The supervisor should:

  1. state that he/she is willing to support the candidate undertaking part of her studies at the host institute abroad; and
  2. describe how the research visit abroad will impact/benefit the candidate’s research project.

FELLOWSHIP SUPPORT

Les candidats peuvent choisir entre deux schémas d'études:

  • a à plein temps fellowship (maximum 4 years funding), where the research is undertaken entirely at a host institute in another developing country in the South.
  • a sandwich fellowship, where the candidate must be a registered PhD student in her home country and undertakes part of her studies at a host institute in another developing country.
    The sandwich fellowship is awarded for a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 research visits at the host institute. The minimum duration of the first visit is 6 months. The total number of months spent at the host institute cannot exceed 20 months. The funding period cannot exceed 4 years.
    OWSD particularly encourages candidates to consider the sandwich option, which allows them to earn the PhD in their home country while accessing specialist researchers and equipment abroad, at the host institute.

Le soutien de la bourse est seulement fourni pendant que l'étudiant est sur place, à l'institut hôte.

La bourse OWSD couvre:

  • Une allocation mensuelle pour couvrir les frais de subsistance de base tels que l'hébergement et les repas dans le pays d'accueil
  • Une allocation spéciale pour assister à des conférences internationales pendant la période de la bourse
  • Un billet de retour du pays d'origine à l'institut d'accueil pour la période de recherche convenue
  • Dépenses de visa
  • Cotisation annuelle d'assurance-maladie
  • L'occasion d'assister à des ateliers régionaux de communication scientifique, sur une base concurrentielle
  • Study fees (including tuition and registration fees) in agreement with the chosen host institute which is also expected to contribute

La bourse OWSD ne couvre pas:

  • Frais de banc et consommables
  • Soutien à la formation linguistique, avant ou pendant le programme de bourses
  • Support for shipment of research samples
  • Coûts pour l'achat d'un ordinateur personnel ou d'un logiciel
  • Soutien aux membres de la famille
  • Billets de retour supplémentaires pour le pays d'origine pour des raisons personnelles

Pour plus d'informations:

Visit the Official Webpage of the OWSD PhD Fellowships 2019

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