L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women in Science Fellowships
APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2019 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO UK & IRELAND
‘FELLOWSHIPS FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE’
Applications for the L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships for Women in Science are now open until 1st February 2019, at midday. Five outstanding female post-doctoral scientists in the UK or Ireland will be granted a fellowship worth £15,000 (equivalent € for candidates in Ireland) each. The finalists will be selected by a panel of eminent scientists. Entries can be made at www.forwomeninscience.com.
The L'Oréal UK & Ireland Fellowships For Women in Science were launched in January 2007. The Fellowships are awards offered by a partnership between L'Oréal UK & Ireland, the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the Irish National Commission for UNESCO, with the support of the Royal Society.
The L’Oréal-UNESCO UK and Ireland For Women in Science programme celebrates, enhances and enables the contribution of women to scientific research. Since 2007, we have awarded 52 female post-doctoral researchers in the UK & Ireland grants to advance their careers and facilitate world class research.
Five Fellowships each worth £15,000 (equivalent € for candidates in Ireland), the Fellowships are tenable at any UK or Irish university / research institute to support a 12-month period of postdoctoral research in any area of the life, physical sciences, mathematics, computer science and engineering.
The Fellowships have been designed to provide flexible and practical financial support for the winners to undertake research in their chosen fields. Winners may choose to spend their fellowship on buying scientific equipment, paying for childcare costs, 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.
The 2019 awards will be adjudicated by a panel of eminent scientists. Steve Shiel Scientific Director at L’Oreal UK & Ireland commented, “I have been fortunate to hear the impact that The For Women in Science programme can have on fellows. It is a privilege to be on panel and I am excited for the 2019 UK and Ireland awards.”
The closing date for application to the 2019 L'Oréal -UNESCO UK and Ireland Fellowships For Women in Science is Friday 1st February at midday. For further information and to apply, please visit: www.forwomeninsceince.com