OWSD has been working hard in Asia and the Pacific since 1997 to improve the number and quality of women scientists, with now 1500 members in the region and several very active National Chapters (see below). Our fellowships programme has provided full PhD scholarships to over 80 women from eligible countries in the Asia and Pacific region, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. PhD fellows from 25 countries worldwide have taken up their scholarships at excellent host institutes in China, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Turkey. Early Career fellowships have also been awarded to 20 women in Bangladesh, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. OWSD Vice President Atya Kapley is from India. 

Asia & Pacific

Coordinator: Atya Kapley

Women scientists, especially from low income countries, need recognition and support.

In 28 Countries


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