L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science calls for Application

In the quest to ensure adequate participation of women and girls in science, The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) have strived to support and recognize accomplished women researchers, to encourage more young women to enter the profession and to assist them once their careers are in progress

The in L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science initiative began 20 years ago. Since their inception, The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Rising Talents are presented to fifteen promising young women, from each world region (Africa and the Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America), in order to support and encourage them to pursue their scientific careers. They were selected among the best National and Regional fellows.

This year, The L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Launches the 10th Edition of the Sub-Sharan Africa programme to support young women scientist from February 25th to April 28th as 20 grants will be offered for the Sub-Sharan Africa Region.

  • PHD: €10 000
  • Post-Doctorate: €15 000

Eligibility Criteria

  • Having the nationality of a sub-Saharan African Country
  • Working in a research laboratory or institution in one of the region’s country or being enrolled in a doctoral programme at a university in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Pursuing research in the field of life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and computer sciences

For more information and application, visit www.forwomeninscience.com