The fellowships are open to qualified young women science graduates (generally below 40 years of age) from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or LDCs.
The minimum qualification of applicants is an MSc degree (or equivalent), or an outstanding BSc honours degree, in the natural sciences, engineering or information technology disciplines.
Applicants already on site in the host country will not be considered eligible.
The host institute where the applicant wishes to pursue her doctorate degree must be in a developing country other than her own.
The applicant must be willing to return to her own country after completion of the fellowship.
NB: APPLICANTS FROM LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES (SEE LIST BELOW) ARE PARTICULARLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.