L’Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women Scientist in Sub-Saharan Africa 2021

The Foundation L’Oréal invites applications from women scientists in Sub-Saharan Africa to its 12th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Young Talents – Sub-Saharan Africa award program.

The Foundation L’Oréal and UNESCO have worked together for more than 20 years to help empower more women scientists to achieve scientific excellence and participate equally in solving the great challenges facing humanity.

Each year, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programs also support more than 250 talented young women researchers. Through its 52 regional and national programs, the Foundation L’Oréal and UNESCO support them at a crucial period in their careers, during their thesis or post-doctoral studies.

Applicants will be selected based on:

  • Scientific excellence of the research project
  • Quality of the application
  • Ability to communicate and promote science.
Awards
  • 15 endowments for doctoral students and 5 for post-doctoral students,
  • Training in Leadership, Management, Negotiation, and Communication,
  • €10.000 for doctoral students,
  • €15.000 for post-doctoral students.
Eligibility
  • Be a Ph.D. student or have obtained a Ph.D. in the following scientific fields: Life and Environmental Sciences, Physical sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer, and information sciences.
  • Having the nationality of a Sub-Saharan African country.
  • Be from one of the 49 countries in the sub-Saharan African region (including South Africa) and work in a research laboratory or institution in one of the 48 countries of the region, or
  • Be enrolled in a University in one of the 48 countries of sub-Saharan Africa.
Application Process

For detailed information on how to apply, click here.

Deadline: March 29, 2021.

For more information visit the official site.

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