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Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in partnership with UNESCO’s Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) have announced the first call for the new Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) fellowships.
The ECWS fellowship aims to:
1. Empower ECWS fellows to lead important research projects with practical applications for low and middle income countries, including through strengthening their collaboration with industry.
2. Build the leadership and business skills of ECWS fellows needed for the dissemination and uptake of research results, and for career advancement.
3. Consolidate a network of outstanding women scientists that provides mentorship for the next generation of women leaders in STEM.
- Are from countries where the capacity for science and technology is lagging,
- Have completed a PhD in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics,
- Are employed at an academic or scientific research institute in one of the eligible countries.
ECWS fellows will receive support for two years to continue their research at an international level while based at their home institutes. The support will allow fellows to build up research groups that will attract international visitors and develop links with industry.
Applications must be made online between June 30 and August 31 2018. Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin preparing their project proposals now.
Application window: June 30 to August 31, 2018
Visit the OWSD website or download the full call for more information about the fellowships, including eligibility, required documents, and eligible expenses.
For any questions, please contact the organizers directly at firstname.lastname@example.org (for the fellowship) or to email@example.com (for general OWSD enquiries).