L’Oréal-UNESCO Programme for Sub-Saharan African Women in Science

Applications are currently ongoing for the 2023 L’Oréal-UNESCO Programme for Sub-Saharan African Women in Science.

All across the world, female scientists are in charge of groundbreaking research. Women still make up just 33.3% of researchers worldwide, despite their tremendous discoveries, and their work rarely receives the respect it merits. Just 11% of key research positions in Europe are held by women, and less than 4% of science Nobel Prizes have ever been given to women.

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

The worldwide scientific community must act quickly to acknowledge and promote the accomplishments of women scientists as the world races toward a future threatened by climate change and resource scarcity. However, for more than 20 years, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have collaborated to support the empowerment of more women scientists to achieve scientific excellence and take an equal role in addressing the world’s most pressing problems.

Benefits

The L’Oréal-UNESCO Programme for Sub-Saharan African Women in Science will provide;

  • €10.000 for doctoral students.
  • €15.000 for post-doctoral students.

Eligibility

  • Be a PhD student or have obtained a PhD in the following scientific fields: Life and Environmental sciences, Physical sciences, Engineering, Mathematics, Computer and information sciences (2nd year at least)
  • Be from one of the 48 countries in the sub-Saharan African region, and work in a research laboratory or institution in one of the countries of the region, or be enrolled in a University in one of the 49 countries of the region (including South Africa).
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Selection Criteria

  • Scientific excellence of the research project
  • Quality of the application
  • Ability to communicate and promote science

Application Process

To apply for the L’Oréal-UNESCO Programme for Sub-Saharan African Women in Science, click here.

Deadline: MARCH 24, 2023.

For more information on the L’Oréal-UNESCO Programme for Sub-Saharan African Women in Science, visit the official site.

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