Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
Applications are now open for the Early Career Women Scientists (ECWS) fellowship Programme which is a prestigious award offered to women who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and are employed at an academic or scientific research institute in one of the listed Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs).
ECWS fellows will be supported to continue their research at an international level while based at their home institutes and to build up research groups that will attract international visitors. The official language for the application is English.
The ECWS fellowships programme is administered by OWSD with funds generously provided by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.
The ECWS fellowship specific objectives are:
The ECWS fellowship is for two years and provides up to USD 50,000 to enable fellows to maintain an international standard of research as well as initiate collaborations and partnerships with industry and the private sector.
To be eligible to apply for the ECWS fellowship applicants must meet the following criteria:
Please Note: This list may be subject to slight variation each year according to criteria established by our donor, IDRC, and in agreement with OWSD. Each year the list will be updated when the call for applications is opened.
Eligible STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via https://owsd.net/career-development/early-career-women-scientists-ecws-fellowships
Afghanistan, Liberia, Angola, Madagascar, Bangladesh, Malawi, Benin, Mali, Bhutan, Mauritania, Bolivia, Mongolia Burkina Faso, Mozambique, Burundi, Myanmar, Cambodia, Nepal, Cameroon Nicaragua, Central African Rep., Niger, Chad, Palestine (West Bank and Gaza Strip), Comoros, Paraguay, Congo, Rwanda, Côte d’Ivoire, Sao Tome and Principe, Dem Rep., Congo, Senegal, Djibouti, Sierra Leone, El Salvador, Solomon Islands, Equatorial Guinea, Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Gambia, Sri Lanka, Ghana, Sudan, Guatemala, Swaziland, Guinea, Tajikistan, Guinea-Bissau, Tanzania, Haiti, Timor-Leste, Honduras, Togo, Kenya, Tuvalu
Kiribati, Uganda, Lao People’s Dem Rep., Vanuatu, Lesotho, Zambia.