20 years ago, L'Oréal and UNESCO founded the global For Women in Science programme to promote and highlight the critical importance of ensuring greater participation of women in science. Each year, the global programme recognises the achievements of exceptional female scientists who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of science, and provides awards to help further their research.
For the past 11 years, L'Oréal UKI and the UK National Commission for UNESCO have annually awarded 5 Fellowships to early career researchers. The fellowships have been designed to provide flexible and practical financial support to ensure these women further their research and careers. With the flexible grant, winners may choose to spend their fellowship on buying scientific equipment, paying for childcare, travel costs or indeed whatever they need to continue their research. In addition to financial support each year past and present fellows receive training and networking opportunities supported by L’Oréal.
L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Alumni UKI are also encouraged to apply for The Ambassador Fund; a dedicated fund for fellows to participate in public engagement, promotion of science and outreach activities to support their research. Applications can be made for any amount up to a maximum of £5,000.
For more information on both our global and UK & Ireland programme, and information on how to apply, visit: www.forwomeninscience.com/en/home