L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Fellowships 2018

 The 2018 TWAS Fellowships call for applications is now open for PhD and PDoc programmes that are offered in the natural and engineering sciences to students and researchers from developing countries to gain postgraduate education and research experience at top global science institutions in the South.

The programme identifies and honours talented young female scientists in the fields of life sciences as well as physical sciences (such as biology, biochemistry, genetics, physiology, neurosciences, biotechnologies) and physical Sciences (such as physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering sciences, information sciences, and earth and universe sciences).

This prestigious programme awards 14 annual fellowships - 12 to PhD students enrolled in an African institution,  and 2 to post-docs working in a laboratory or research institute registered in one of the region’s countries - of Euro 5000 and 10,000, respectively.

To be eligible, candidates must be nationals of a Sub-Saharan African country who have received their PhD in the life or physical sciences or are pursuing studies leading to a PhD degree, and must be enrolled or employed in a research university or institution in the region. They must be no more than 40 years old by the end of the application period for the PhD fellowship and not more than 45 for the post-doctoral fellowship. 

The deadline for applications for this fellowship is 30 April 2018. For more information visit www.forwomeninscience.com