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AWARD – African Women in Agricultural Research and Development

This is a project of the Gender & Diversity Program of the CGIAR. The objective of the programme is to help African women scientists working in agricultural research and development to contribute to poverty alleviation in sub-Saharan Africa. The programme does not offer funding or research grants, but awards for coordinated career development packages for Post-bachelor, Post-master and Post-doctoral applicants.

CGIAR’S Gender & Diversity Program

This programme has many initiatives supporting women in science in developing countries and lots of relevant information and links.

OWSDW – Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World

OWSDW seeks to strengthen the role of women scientists in the development process and scientific and technological leadership. Through its Postgraduate Training Fellowship programme, OWSDW helps young women to earn their PhD in a field of the natural sciences. OWSDW Prizes recognise women scientists working and living in developing countries who have made significant contributions to the advancement of scientific knowledge.

SAWISE – The Association of South African Women in Science and Engineering

The association aims to improve the role and contribution of women scientists and engineers in South Africa. A regular newsletter is circulated to all members. Activities, events and scholarship opportunities which are intended for women scientists and engineers can be obtained from the website.

Schlumberger Foundation

Schlumberger Foundation awards PhD and post-doctoral fellowships exclusively to women from developing economies, for studies in the physical sciences and related disciplines at universities abroad. Grant recipients are expected to contribute to the socio-economic development of their home countries and regions by strengthening the faculties in their home universities, pursuing research relevant to their country, or using their specific expertise to address policy issues.

WOS – Women Scientists Scheme in New Delhi, India

The scheme offers scholarships to women scientists who are citizen of India to pursue research in basic and applied science, including life sciences.