This page is intended to put together some opportunities of interest to students and that I like to follow and highlight.

For students: Please always read the eligibility criteria, and remember for most opportunities you must apply around one year before you intend the start the postgraduate course! 

Chevening Awards – Postgraduate scholarships in the UK.  Part of eligibility is that you must return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your award has ended.

Middle East:

The Saïd Foundation – Postgraduate scholarships to nationals from Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Syria in the UK.  Apply with us at Sussex!

British Lebanese Association – Master degrees in the UK for Lebanese nationals. Apply with us at Sussex!


Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD

- OWSD PhD Fellowships: 2018 Call Open: DEADLINE: 01 June 2018

The Fellowship is offered to women scientists from Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) to undertake PhD research in the Natural, Engineering and Information Technology sciences at a host institute in the South. Host institutes must be located in a developing country in the South (not the candidate’s home country).

- OWSD Early Career Fellowships: 2018 Call Open:  DEADLINE 31 August 2018.

Applicants must have a PhD awarded not more than 10 years prior to application, be resident in one of the listed Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) for at least 5 years, and must be already employed at the university or research institute where the project will be carried out.

L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science

L’Oréal-UNCall for Application EnESCO For Women in Science partnership
was created to recognize and promote women in science.
Its programs reward established women scientists whose outstanding
achievements have contributed to the advancement of scientific knowledge and of its benefits
to society and provide support to promising young women who are already making significant
contributions in their scientific disciplines.

Fellowships for women in science are offered in different regions throughout the wold, for PhD and postdoctoral research. See the website for further information.