Application Deadline:Monday 3rd April 2017
In 1998 L’Oréal and UNESCO founded the For Women in Science program to promote and highlight the critical importance of ensuring greater participation of women in science. Each year, the program recognises the achievements of exceptional female scientists at different stages of their careers and awards them with Fellowships to help further their research.
Since For Women in Science was established, more than 2,500 women in over 110 countries have been recognised for their research and received funding to support their research and careers.
The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellowships were launched in 2007 and have recognised 31 outstanding local scientists, supporting them to continue their research and help them rise to leadership positions in their field of expertise.
Each Fellow is awarded $25,000 for a one year project. This is intended to provide practical help for the winners to undertake research in their chosen fields and the winners may choose to spend their fellowship on buying scientific equipment, paying for child care costs, conference & travel costs or other items they may need to continue their research.
There are three distinct tiers:
THE NATIONAL PROGRAM:
There are 47 National Programs run by L’Oréal subsidiaries around the world. Each National Fellowship helps women scientists at a critical point in their career to continue to pursue their research with flexible financial aid.
Four $25,000 Australian Fellowships
One $25,000 New Zealand Fellowship (the inaugural New Zealand Fellowship was awarded in 2015)
GIRLS IN SCIENCE
Each year the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Australia & New Zealand Fellows share their stories with female students through our Girls in Science program.
The forum provides an opportunity for students from a number of different schools to hear from the Fellows and ask them questions about their career path
- Monday 20th February 2017
- Monday 3rd April 2017
Successful Fellows notified:
- July 2017
Award ceremony in Sydney:
- Tuesday 31st October 2017
Sydney Girls in Science forum:
- Wednesday 1st November 2017
Melbourne Girls in Science forum:
- Thursday 2nd November 2017
For More Information: