Welcome to OWSD
OWSD, formerly TWOWS, is the first international forum uniting women scientists from the developing and developed worlds with the objective of strengthening their role in the development process and promoting their representation in scientific and technological leadership.
Women scientists in the developing world have until 25 August 2014 to submit applications for fully funded OWSD PhD fellowships.
This year's Elsevier Foundation Awards in Physics and Maths are for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. So - OWSD Members - if you know a young, gifted and determined mathematician or physicist who deserves recognition and encouragement, and who has demonstrated her commitment to enabling other women scientists to build successful research careers, fill out the nomination form below! The deadline is 17 October 2014.
The OWSD General Assembly has been postponed until further notice. The call for nominations to the Executive Board and Amendments to the Statutes have therefore also been postponed. Any nominations and amendments received will be held over.
Five chemists were honoured on 15 February with Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. Their research looks to nature for ways to address cancer, malaria and other medical problems.
February 3-6, 2014. Participants from Argentina, China, France, Kenya, the Netherlands, South Africa, Sudan, Sweden, UK, and USA travelled to OWSD headquarters in Trieste for 4 days of meetings to discuss strategies and goals for the imminent launch of the GenderInSITE Campaign.